LAHORE - As many as 40,000 industrial workers working in Lahore Township Industrial area facing threat of going jobless while sword of default is hanging on the head of a large number of industrial units.

This was stated by newly-elected Chairman of Lahore Township Industrial Association (LTIA), here on Friday. LTIA Chairman urged the Chairman PIAF to call an urgent meeting of industrial associations and kick start series of protests against the unjustified gas and electricity loadshedding for the Punjab industries.

He said that Lahore Township Industrial Estate was the largest industrial area of the Punjab where more than 300 industrial units including textile, engineering, autoparts, plastic, ghee, ice cream; dying, pharmaceutical, steel beverage, hosiery and food etc. were operational. He said that these units were providing employment to near 40,000 people while paying billion rupees to national exchequer but unfortunately, concerned gas and electricity authorities never bothered to take them on board while evolving any policies regarding loadshedding.

He said that the industrial area which hub of production was presenting a deserted look as a large number of industrial units had stopped production.