KARACHI - Chairman, Businessmen Group & former President KCCI, Siraj Kassm Teli, Vice Chairmen Businessmen Group & former Presidents, KCCI, Tahir Khaliq, M. Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, Muhammad Saeed Shafiq, President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Talat Mahmood, Senior Vice President and Junaid Esmail Makda, Vice President KCCI in a press statement vehemently rejected the decision of SSGC to do the annual turnaround for Zamzama Gasfield from October 27 to November 4, 2010. Its a strange activity heard for the first time in 62 years and apparently to be done every year on annual basis. The massive loadshedding of 10-14 hours arising because of annual turnaround would further cripple the economic wheel as it simply suggests industries and manufacturing concerns to close facilities for the designated eight days. SSGC is suggesting KESC to run on furnace oil, which is not a possibility as the furnace oil available is not of that quality and secondly PSO only supplies on cash basis, they said. The business and industrial community forcefully rejects such kind of activity and requests the President, Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani and Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf, to look into the matter on an urgent basis and defer turnaround period to the winter season (Dec-Jan) when the electricity load is cut by 10-15% (no ACs usage) and the load on KESC would be comparatively less when, such activity could be accommodated with less hours of announced load shedding.