LAHORE - All Industrial Associations of Lahore including All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association, Ferozepur Road Industrial Association, Shahdra Industrial Association, Lahore Township Industrial Association, Sheikhupura Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) and other industrial Associations have decided to launch a series of protests from Tuesday (today) against the 4-day gas loadshedding. In the first phase, a strong protest would be staged on November 23rd at Shahdra. The protest rally would be started from Zeno Textile Mills, Bara Dari, Farrukhabad, Shahdra and reach Main road where thousands industrialists and industrial workers would join the protest rally. The LCCI former President Mian Anjum Nisar, Central Chairman of Processing Association Maqs-ood Ahmad Butt and leaders of PIAF would lead the protest. While addressing the Organizing Committee of protest rally, Mian Anjum Nisar lamented that wrong govt policies and mismanaged affairs, the industry had almost collapsed. He said had right steps been taken well in time, the situation would have been far better. He said that sword of unemployment was hanging on the heads of industrial workers in the wake of non-availability of gas but the govt was playing the role of silent spectator. He said that the industrial area which was hub of production was presenting a deserted look as a large number of industrial units had stopped production. While condemning the discrimination in gas distrubition, he said that Punjab was facing massive gas load shedding. He demanded of the govt to stop favoritism. He said that the economic crisis would further deepen in coming days as industry has failed to fulfill existing export orders what to talk of any new orders. He said that those who were thinking that economy would be back on rails soon were actually living in fools paradise as the situation has already gone out of hands and it would need special measures to control the situation. He appealed to the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani to look into the matter and save hundreds and thousands of industrial workers from going unemployed.