LAHORE (APP) - Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar has said that the decision on imposing ban on export of cotton yarn would be taken after consultation with the stake holders. He said while presiding over a meeting of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) here on Wednesday. Chairman APTMA Gohar Ejaz and other senior members were also present. The minister said that the present government takes all decisions after consulting the stake holders as it believe that consultation with the stakeholders is key for preparing successful plan. He said that the government was striving hard to minimize impact of the energy shortfall on the industrial sector of the country. He said that the load-management plan was prepared by taking views of the concerned people. Syed Naveed Qamar dispelled the impression of hike in petroleum products prices in next month and said that he expects cut in the prices instead of increase in January next. To a question on Gas prices, the minister said that it is not the government which determines prices of gas, but Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) takes decision on it keeping in view all of the factors having impact on the prices. About efforts for exploration of gas and oil reservoirs, he said that a positive response has been received out of those 54 sites which were selected for the exploration. He said that prevailing wave of terror in NWFP and other parts of the country is creating a negative impact on launching the exploration work. Chairman APTMA praised the step announced by the minister regarding export of cotton yarn. He however, said that APTMA will have to adopt a counter strategy as per its earlier decision in case the government imposed ban on the export of cotton yarn.