Centre's flawed policies pushing industry to closure: Minister.


KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Industry, Commerce and Cooperative Department Jam Ikramullah Dharejo has said that industrial units in Sindh are suffering heavy losses due to the federal government's flawed policies.

'We are asking the federal government for our rights; we are not begging. The Sindh government is with industrialists. If industrialists plan sit-ins against the policies of the federal government, we are with them,' he said while addressing a joint press conference with representatives and office bearers of industrialists at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday.

Muhammad Javed, chief coordinator of Karachi Industrial Forum; Zubair Motiwala, president of the Council of Pakistan Textile Association; Salman Chawla; Islamuddin; Ali Shahid; Nasim Akhtar; Ahmed Chennai and others were also present on the occasion.

Dharejo said that Karachi industrialists had been inviting attention of the federal government to the dying industries due to loadshedding of electricity and gas. He said that industrialists want the government to have an idea of the situation of the country's economy and federal ministers on the other hand are making tall claims about the economy and it was really a shocking situation. He said the prime minister comes to Karachi but he does not have time...

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