10-hour daily outage for industry renders ‘thousands’ jobless

LAHORE: The observance of 10-hour loadshedding for the industry has not only caused closure of many textile mills and other manufacturing units, but also rendered thousands of workers jobless in Punjab. The industry may lay off more staff if the outages continue, the millers warned.

Power distribution companies (Discos), including the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco), were observing 10-hour loadshedding (6pm to 4am) daily for the industry after they decided to provide the prime users with uninterrupted electricity during Ramazan.

Published in Dawn, 2nd June, 2018