KARACHI - Textile industry contributes more than 60 per cent to the countrys total exports but the electricity and gas loadshedding are continuing to hit this crucial sector hard at this critical time, when there is not much competition in the international market. Thus, Pakistan is missing an opportunity for boosting its textile earnings because most of the textile factories are not getting the required electricity and gas supply. Anees Majeed, a textile exporter, told TheAthat domestic and international demands are high during this season but due to shortage of power it is not possible for us to meet these demands, he added. The government should impose ban on CNG buses to control the gas crisis, Aness said. Irfan Motton associated with textile sector told The Nation that KESC has started 8 hours loadshedding in different industrial zones of the city. Resultantly, its not possible for the industrialists to give any assurance to international buyers about their consignments, he said. Many orders have cancelled due to gas curtailment and during the quarter industry has lost $ billion exports. Usually buyer from Europe and USA demands assurance of delivery on time. Gas loadshedding inadequately affects Pakistans textile exports, Chodhry Salamat Ali said. He said manufacturing industry faces heavy losses owing to the shortage of gas. He added during the whole year industry received power only for 122 days. Most of the industrialists are shifting their units to Bangladesh and 90% have collapsed. He added that its not possible to utilize the alternative power resources to carry out the requirement. In that case, manufacturing cost doubles and this is not possible for the manufacturers to bear, he added. Last year, exports from this sector were $22 billion but at this time there is 28 per cent decline in textile exports, he added. Businessmen will help the government if it introduces alternative power sources for the public, which gives relief to the exports of country and ultimately boost the economy. If government didnt take measures to control this situation there might be so many problems including law an order situation in those cities where most workers are associated with the textile sector.