RAWALPINDI (APP) - President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), Kashif Shabbir said Tuesday that marble industry was facing immense problems owing to hike in electricity charges by the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO). Addressing a joint meeting of the standing committees for marble and chemical here, he said the IESCO has converted its charges from B1 to B2 for the industry. It would destroy the industry in prevailing energy crunch, he added. He also demanded of the government that for promotion of the marble industry 50 per cent to 60 per cent quota must be given to the local industry in construction of any new building. He further said that due to increase in petroleum prices, transportation charges have been increased, which is affecting business activities in the country. The government should reduce the petroleum prices at the earliest to overcome the problems faced by the businessmen community, he stressed. Chairman Standing committee for Chemical Saqib Dawood, vice Chairman Badar Haroon, Chairman Standing committee for marble Fazal-e-Khaliq Langrial and members of the committees were present on the occasion.