SIALKOT - A record 15 percent decline has been witnessed in the total US$ 300 million surgical exports from Sialkot due to the loadshedding of electricity and gas in Sialkot city, regretted the Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan.

Talking to the media, SIMAP Chairman Bilal Tanveer disclosed feared that the 15 percent decline in surgical exports would soon be double if the loadshedding of electricity and gas was not stopped.

He said that the surgical industry was facing the worst loadshedding of gas, due to which more than 2,500 small and big surgical industrial units had been affected. He said that the daily wagers were feared to lose their jobs.

He said that the owners of these surgical units were forced to take to the streets against the gas and power loadshedding.

The SIMAP chairman urged the government to ensure early announcement of schedule of gas and power loadshedding for the surgical industry...