Tag: S.I.T.E. Association of Industry

12-Hours industrial unannounced loadshedding destroying the industry and economy of Karachi: Asad Nisar

Karachi, May 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):S.I.T.E. Association of Industry has expressed serious concerns and reacted strongly on the un announced 12 hours of load shedding by K-E, yesterday from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Previously K-E started unannounced load shedding from 7:00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m.

Unannounced frequent change of load shedding schedule further affects production causing production and financial losses.12 hours a day load shedding makes impossible to survive in these economic conditions with increasing costs and shortage of supply of diesel/gas for self-generation of power the financial burdens and problems further intensify. If un-announce load shedding continue there is no other alternative except to shutdown the factories during the holy month of Ramzan.

Mr. Asad Nisar said that SSGCL has provided 165 MMCFD (1050 BTU) which is very good quantity of gas with normal pressure to K-Electric. During hot summer season K-E must use Furnace Oil and Diesel for additional generation to reduce the un- announced load shedding. He said “Industries located in SITE industrial area have been badly effected as most of the small industries who are vendors for the large exporters became idle due to non-availability of electric power”. It’s a universal fact that industrial consumers of electricity, have been making regular payments of energy bills to K-E.

He further said the load shedding creates unemployment in the city and will affect to law and order situation which is already in worst condition, the industry in Karachi is already suffering from a variety of problems in keeping the production wheel rolling and in addition to it protracted load shedding and frequent breakdown in industrial estates, mainly due to efficiency and mismanagement of K-E have further aggravated the situation and rendered the industrial units at the verge of collapse, he added. He also proposed that the commercial sale of electricity by the Captive Power Plant may be allowed to save industries from fatal collapse.

Mr. Nisar strongly urged the Honourable Prime Minister, Governor of Sindh, Chief Minister of Sindh and the Federal Minister for Water and Power to take serious note of this illegitimate action of K-E and instruct K-E to immediately resume the normal power supply to the industries in Karachi to avoid total ruin and disaster to the Industries, in fact this un-announced load shedding will also be a big blow to the valuable exports which consequently will largely effect the national economy.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
S.I.T.E. Association of Industry
H-16, Textile Avenue, SITE, Karachi
Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32562883, +92-21-32560705
Fax: +92-21-32560704
E-mail: site@site-association.org
Website: www.site-association.org

Zubair Motiwala and President SITE Association condemns Mustafa Kamal’s make-believe remarks against SITE Industrialists

Karachi, May 08, 2017 (PPI-OT): Referring to an interview of Chairman PSP Syed Mustafa Kamal for ‘Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Saath’ broadcasted on May 3, 2017, Zubair Motiwala and President Site Association of Industry (SAI) Asad Nisar Barkhurdaria expressed sheer disappointment and strongly condemned the make-believe remarks against Industrialists of Site Industrial area as Chairman PSP accused all of them of stealing water of Karachiites.

In a joint statement issued by Zubair Motiwala and SAI President said that it is totally absurd on part of Mustafa Kamal to accuse the respectable industrialists of Site area for water theft and try to question the integrity of Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli which the entire business and industrial community of Karachi strongly deplores.

They said that the recent tirade of Mr Mustafa Kamal in Kamran Khan show against the industrialists of SITE is completely illogical, inaccurate, unfounded, biased and regrettable. This depicts a deliberate attempt on his part to malign the business environment of the city and compromise the future industrialization of this area.

Asad Barkhurdaria said that the senseless remarks by Mustafa Kamal on a live TV talk show are not factual at all as all industrialists of Site area have been using underground sub-soil water for industrial consumption since last 40 years. SAI President further said that it is surprising to note that even during Mustafa Kamal’s tenure as Mayor, the industries of Site area were using sub-soil water through these pipelines network, and private contractors, existed the way it is now when he was the Mayor. “If the industrialists were really stealing water through these water pipelines since long, why Mustafa Kamal failed to take action, particularly at a time when he was one of the most powerful Mayor and KWSB was completely operating under his control”, he added.

Zubair Motiwala added that since Mustafa Kamal being the former mayor should have unfolded the mysteries behind the scarcity of water. Who benefits from this? Why did he not name the people involved? What are the statistics of the money being spun off from this? Where is it being siphoned off to? Who controls the water in this city? Was he himself involved in this by some affiliation as well? What is the role of the law enforcement agencies in limiting this menace? What is the volume stolen? Who controls the rates of water sold? How does the system work? These are the real eye openers the public wants him to reveal.

These are facts to which he is privy to. If he wants to help alleviate the water problems of this city and has the pain of the masses then he should contribute his air time to answer these questions. However, its apparent he either lacks the knowledge or the courage to state the facts. We shall be highly obliged to him if he comes on air again in the program and gives us the answers to these questions.

“Chief Minister Sindh, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), relevant Ministers, Rangers and other Law Enforcing Agencies are all well-aware of how industrial units in Site and other industrial zones extract and consume underground sub-soil water for industrial usage which is not drinkable and cannot be supplied to general public. Huge expenditure for this system of supply and investment in reverse osmosis is in place. Even Mustafa Kamal, who was the Mayor of Karachi from October 2005 to February 2010, must also be aware of the same yet it is really disturbing to hear such statements by Chairman PSP which is hard to accept.

They informed that industries in Site area have been hardly receiving around 2 to 3 million gallons per day (MGD) of water from KWSB against the demand of 45MGDs. Due to severe water scarcity, the industrialists are left with no other option but to extract and use underground sub-soil water, which is being done since last 40 years.

Zubair Motiwala and Asad Barkhurdaria urged PSP Chairman to refrain from giving such misleading remarks against the business and industrial community of Karachi and must not attempts to tarnish the image of legitimate businessmen and industrialists like Siraj Kassam Teli who has dedicated his entire life and continues to strive hard with all his sincerity for the rights of business and industrial community of Karachi. “If Mustafa Kamal wants to gain some political mileage by damaging the integrity of respectable businessmen and industrialists then he should know that we the Business and Industrial Community will not take it lying down”, he added.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
S.I.T.E. Association of Industry
H-16, Textile Avenue, SITE, Karachi
Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32562883, +92-21-32560705
Fax: +92-21-32560704
E-mail: site@site-association.org
Website: www.site-association.org

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