FAISALABAD - A five-member delegation of Chinese journalists on Thursday expressed their concerns over the prolonged energy crisis in Pakistan, saying that the issue is badly hitting the industrial production and also causing increase in the number of unemployed workers.

The five-member delegation of Chinese journalists headed by Prof Zhour Rong of Guang Ming Daily (China) visited industrial units in Faisalabad and observed the processing and finishing of textile goods there.

Besides the head, the delegation comprised Zheng Bin from Economic Daily, Ain Shengui from Chinese Radio International, Loa Ling from Chinese Guang Ming Daily and Yang Xum from Peoples Daily.

Muhammad Jawed Tufail, section officer of Punjab Information Department, acted a coordinator of the team. The Chinese Journalists expressing their comments said that the textile units in Pakistan were producing textile products of international quality and China could take full advantage of the Pakistani workers’ expertise. They added that tremendous achievements in Pakistan textile sector was being made in processing, designing, finishing of textile goods while appreciable achievements had been made in yarn manufacturing. They highly appreciated the steps of the managements of the textile units in strictly observing the Child Labour Laws and maintenance of the environmental affairs and sanitation.

They were pleased to witness that Chinese engineers and technologists were playing their effective role in boosting the industrial production in Pakistan while serving a number of textile and other ancillary industry. Before departing for Lahore, the Chinese journalists praised the hospitality of the district administration and management of the textile units.