LAHORE - The unannounced power shutdown for over 21 hours has been severely criticised by industrialists. This has caused a loss of billions, rendering workers jobless. The spokesmen of Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) lamented Wapda authorities for cutting supplies to Industrial Estates. He regretted that an unannounced power cut was applied from 3AM to 12PM on 26th September 2012. In addition, the load shedding period in Industrial Estates has been increased to 8 hours. This would severely cut production.

Calling it ‘Anti-Industry & Anti-Workers’, the spokesmen demanded immediate relief to Industrial Estates as these were bulwark of growth in the country. It may be mentioned here that many multinationals in Sundar Industrial Estate have strongly resented such power cuts.