LAHORE Industrial productions in all the industrial areas have almost halted due to frequent power failures (after every 15 minutes) thus reversing all government and private sector efforts to rejuvenate economic activity in the country. In a statement issued here on Wednesday after having a meeting of a number of industrialists delegations, the LCCI Acting President Sheikh Mohammad Arshad said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry was unable to understand as to how the government would be able to meet export target, bring down unemployment graph and collect revenues when it has failed to ensure uninterrupted electricity to the industry. The delegations called on the LCCI Acting president included Ferozepur Road Industrial Association, Lahore Township Industrial Association and Katarbund Road Industrial Association. Sheikh Mohammad Arshad said that there was no doubt in it that the country has an acute shortage of electricity and there was no overnight solution to this problem but at the same time it was considered that the concerned electricity authorities must abide by the agreement it had made with the industrial areas regarding supply of electricity. LCCI Acting President said that if uninterrupted electricity supply was not ensured forthwith, nobody would be able to execute export orders well in time thus hitting the future exports hard. When a foreign buyer would not be getting his orders, he definitely would be turning to other countries next time so the government should understand the gravity of the situation and issue necessary directions to stop power fluctuations. He pointed out that thanks to the highest commodity prices in the international markets, which helped Pakistan to achieve $25 billion export target. But if the energy shortage issue remained unresolved for quite some time, it would be impossible for both the trade and industry to achieve both export and revenue targets this year. This would, he indicated, further deteriorate the trade balance and fiscal position of the country. The LCCI Acting President said that the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister and the Chief Minister Punjab should intervene into the issue and direct the PEPCO authorities to ensure electricity supply to the industry.