LAHORE - General Secretary Lahore Division Sarafa and Jewellers Association Rana Javaid Ali has said that law and order situation derailed countrys industrial sector especially gem and jewellery. He said this while talking to newsmen here on Thursday at his office. He said administration had admitted that government is in a state of war and cannot provide security to traders individually. He asked if government cannot provide protection to traders, how business could flourish in the country. He divulged that earlier, people used to come in jewellery shops in groups consisting 4-8 relatives for the purchase of jewellery sets of their young children marriages. But law and order situation in the country compelled them to keep all of them at home and only one person dare to go to shop to purchase jewellery. With this scenario, business of gem and jewellery is declining day after day and traders have no option but to change over their businesses to silver jewellery or any other. Javaid Ali who is former President Panorama Centre revealed that over 4 million people are attached with gem and jewellery industry who are perturbed over the decline in business. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman FPCCI Regional Standing Committee on Gems and Jewellery Muhammad Ahmad claimed that purchase power of people has almost vanished and concept of savings had gone to astray. Energy outages has also become a menace when even small machineries are being run with electricity, he said adding that India is also facing shortage of electricity but they have managed it amicably and industrial units are running there smoothly. Quoting an example of Gulf States, he said even a single female could pass through a jungle or a bazaar without any hesitation at midnight wearing over kilo jewellery. Whereas, in Pakistan, shopkeepers have reduced quantity of jewellery in their showcases just to avoid any mishappening. He said most of the wealthy traders of jewellery sector are contemplating to settle their respective businesses abroad where security of lives and businesses are assured, he concluded.