Mr. Abdul Salam, chairman of the Pakistan Tanners Association, has requested the federal minister for gas and petroleum to ensure 24/7 uninterrupted supply of gas to the leather industry located in Korangi industrial area. An uninterrupted supply ensures that the industry will be able to continue processing leather in a timely manner in line with its promise to secure important foreign exchange for the country.
Abdul Salam bemoaned that the tanning industry is being deprived of gas, which will have an impact on what is a vital export for the country’s economy. He also put that the tanning industry, producer of Pakistan’s second biggest export, is already in crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Any interruptions to the gas supply will prove to be yet another setback.
The CTFL sector has seen several plant closures and associated job losses in the past year, reducing the local capacity to produce.