LAHORE - Pakistan could not bear the wastage of energy in the prevailing circumstances and industrial sector has to come up with practical measures to overcome the wastage and reducing their cost of doing business, said Ahmad Saeed Akhtar Chief Executive FESCO (Faisalabad Electric Supply Company). Addressing a workshop on 'Responsible business through energy conservation in textile processing industry,' here Thursday, he said that wide gap between demand and supply of energy has necessitated awareness at all levels to save energy. He said that government was already taking measures to discourage wastage of energy while FESCO has constituted an energy conservation cell to give free advice to industrial sector to save precious energy. He said that energy audit conducted by energy conservation cell has detected wastage of energy up to 15-20 percent. The main cause of this wastage is due to unskilled electrical staff, poor wiring, old electrical motors and their substandard winding. He said that this wastage was unnecessary burden on concerned unit and by saving this wastage we could help government to overcome the energy crisis. He said that energy audit of the industrial units was more important for the units exporting their products as it would help them to become competitive and compete with their rival exporting countries. He said that energy conservation cell of FESCO was extending free service to industrial sector and stressed upon the members of APTPMA (All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association) to avail from this free facility. "It would also help them to control their rising energy bill," in addition to providing this energy to other units," he added. Earlier, Mian Shabbir Ahmad chairman national steering committee of clean production institution (CPI) in his address of welcome underlined the importance of energy for industrial development and said that Pakistan was facing acute shortage of energy which was also affecting its industrial production. He urged upon the industrial units to conduct free energy audit to save precious electricity. Mr. Rehan Coordinator CPI explained the importance of energy conservation through a detailed presentation. Later, CE FESCO also responded to the questions raised by the participants of the workshop. This workshop was jointly organized by CPI and APTPMA.