LAHORE (PPI) - The Sub-Committee of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab on Gas has urged the government to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the textile industry while resolving strongly not to accept any gas load management programme. APTMA Punjab Sub-Committee on Gas met at the Punjab office with Shahzad Ali Khan, Convener of the Committee, attended largely by the respective textile mills from across the province. The Convener apprised the members of present scenario of gas supply shortage and subsequent industry problem. It may be noted that the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has started one day weekly suspension of gas supply to the textile industry since last two weeks. The gas supply curtailment to the industry is upto the extent of 100 MMCFD. Shahzad said the captive power plants installed by the industry are generating approximately 500 MW electricity out of 100 MMCFD gas without any line losses and theft that is characteristic of PEPCO generation and distribution system. As not all captive units have economic back up to undertake production mainly meant for exports, it may render workers of the affected units jobless, he said and added that it is gravely feared that it may create law and order situation. He said the textile units having electricity as the back up would shift on the electricity network that would further add to the shortage on the Pepco system. The textile industry on the PEPCO network is already enduring 4 hours announced and 10 hours unannounced electricity loadshedding.