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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges government to take immediate measures to restore supply of salt as its shortage is hitting industrial sector hard

Lahore, May 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to take immediate measures to restore the supply of salt as its shortage is hitting the industrial sector hard.

In a statement issued here, the LCCI Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi said that if the Punjab government does not restore supply of salt, the chemical and many affiliated industries will be closed and thousands workers will lost their jobs.

He said licenses of the explosive material producers were cancelled soon after the Peshawar school incident, resulting in halting the supply to mines and mineral organizations.

Syed Mahmood Ghaanavi said that the Punjab Mineral Development Corporation has also stopped the supply of salt that is the basic ingredient of the chemical industry and because of non-supply of salt, the chemical, textile, soap and ghee industries, power plants and water treatment plants could shut down any time from now.

He urged the government and district governments and administration to immediately issue no-objection certificate before the industrial sector suffered loss of millions of rupees leave thousands of workers jobless.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-222-499
Fax: +92-42-6368854

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