Industry gives 48-hour ultimatum for power, water

KARACHI: Representatives of all seven industrial estates in the city on Tuesday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the federal and provincial governments to resolve the issue of acute water shortages and prolonged power outages, failing which all industrial units in the city and Hub Industrial estate (Balochistan) will shut down.

The seven industrial estates — located in SITE, Federal B Area, Korangi, Super Highway, North Karachi, Landhi and Bin Qasim — house over 15,000 units contributing up to 50 per cent in exports and 50pc in direct taxes. The leaders said large-scale shutdown of industrial activity will result in massive unemployment, loss of production and exports.

Published in Dawn, 18th April, 2018