By  on May 13, 2008

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan continues to face a growing energy crisis adversely affecting the efficiency of its textile sector.

Samir Saigol, co-chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association Committee on Energy, said about 70 percent of the organization's membership is on gas-based power, while the remaining 30 percent relies on electricity. Gas was not available for most of the past winter, while electricity load shedding has been imposed upon the industry since January, varying from two to four hours during the peak hours of 6 to 10 p.m.

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