All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Saturday postponed their protests as the government assured provision of gas supply to the industries in Punjab from February 01.

APTMA Chairman Gohar Ijaz told media that he held conclusive talks with Petroleum Advisor Dr Asim Hussain and MD Sui Gas Arif Hameed. Ijaz said that the petroleum advisor has assured him  provision of gas supply to all the industries from February 01.

The APTMA chairman said the association also decided to shelve their province-wide protests. The gas supply to industries in Punjab remained suspended from December last year, he told.

Meanwhile, MD Sui Gas Arif Hameed said that they are making efforts to provide gas supply to the industries despite huge energy shortfall. Procedures regarding gas supply to the industries and its monitoring would soon be finalised, he added.