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Fuel Crunch Risks Factory Closures in Pakistan’s Business Center

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Factories in the commercial capital of Pakistan are warning that they may need to shut production due to sky-high energy costs, another blow to the nation’s fledgling economy.
Surging power costs make it impossible to continue production for 40,000 industries in Karachi, according to an appeal by nine business groups in local newspapers on Thursday. The business groups appealed to the government for cheaper fuel charges for Karachi, one of world’s biggest cities with a population of more than 20 million.
 

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Well to be honest, apart from high prices, the government is also diverting gas from the CPP's to IPP's and government power plants.

The textile industry also does a whole lot of do numbri, they take the subsidised fuel meant for textile processes and use it for their CPP's.

But anyways, definitely not good news.
 

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I'd take this with a grain of salt. Businesses around the world are able to cope somehow, but Pakistan must have some specially fragile businesses. Not to worry, this is the global market nature's way to cull the weak and inefficient businesses. The well-run will survive and flourish once it's all over.
Maybe instead of complaining they should figure out how to do something else or better instead of living on subsidies, then not paying income taxes but keeping the price of goods the same as everywhere else
 
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No idea. Apparel apparently
Seriously? When was last time you bought ready made 'apparel' from Karachi or even Pakistan. I have come across some products from Sialkot like sporting goods. That is about it. Rest is just sweat of the farmers like rice, mangoes etc.

No fcukin 'endustri;.

Ps. Karachi has just perfected the art of rent seeking/parasite or bhata tax on 220 million people. There used to be a guy in England during middle ages call Dick Turpin who would set ambush at major intersections on the roads. Then he would plunder the stage coaches and horse wagons for money and goods. Karachi sits athwart the only port for 220 milliion. So it pefect place to do what Dick Turpin did with modern twist. Ports Minister is big plum in federal government for a reason.
 

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Chuckle. No big loss there. What do these 400,000 endustries export? Nowt !!!
Bro stop hating on Karachi. These 40K (not 400k) contribute to half of our manufactured goods exports and also provides import substitution and tons of jobs to workers from Punjab and rest of the country.

Just seeing Karachi name made you wear your racist glasses again and suddenly the disaster this imported government is spreading is ok with your racist mind.
 

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Seriously? When was last time you bought ready made 'apparel' from Karachi or even Pakistan. I have come across some products from Sialkot like sporting goods. That is about it. Rest is just sweat of the farmers like rice, mangoes etc.

No fcukin 'endustri;.

Ps. Karachi has just perfected the art of rent seeking/parasite or bhata tax on 220 million people. There used to be a guy in England during middle ages call Dick Turpin who would set ambush at major intersections on the roads. Then he would plunder the stage coaches and horse wagons for money and goods. Karachi sits athwart the only port for 220 milliion. So it pefect place to do what Dick Turpin did with modern twist. Ports Minister is big plum in federal government for a reason.

In the US I haven't seen a tennis ball made from Pakistan like we used to see in the 90's, at-least you see something. :(
 
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Bro stop hating on Karachi. These 40K (not 400k) contribute to half of our manufactured goods exports and also provides import substitution and tons of jobs to workers from Punjab and rest of the country.
I knew I was going to be called 'racist'. Look it's not like rest of the country is Hong Kong. Peshawar, Mardan, Rawalpindi etc etc are also just rentier cities. Only they don't get to jack all of Pakistan consequent on being athwart the nations port.

The comments I make are based on fact and when this ruffles peoples feathers they get itchy and defensive. I stand by what I said. By the way a small toownship in Banglsdesh generates more exports then all of Karachi if not even Pakistan.

In the US I haven't seen a tennis ball made from Pakistan like we used to see in the 90's, at-least you see something. :(
Back in 1980s in every shoe chain you would ahve this stall with cheepy deals - you would always find these really cheap 'pumps' made of rubber and fabric sewn together.Today even this is not seen today - instead they from Philipines or Vietnam and better quality.
 

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Seriously? When was last time you bought ready made 'apparel' from Karachi or even Pakistan. I have come across some products from Sialkot like sporting goods. That is about it. Rest is just sweat of the farmers like rice, mangoes etc.

No fcukin 'endustri;.

Ps. Karachi has just perfected the art of rent seeking/parasite or bhata tax on 220 million people. There used to be a guy in England during middle ages call Dick Turpin who would set ambush at major intersections on the roads. Then he would plunder the stage coaches and horse wagons for money and goods. Karachi sits athwart the only port for 220 milliion. So it pefect place to do what Dick Turpin did with modern twist. Ports Minister is big plum in federal government for a reason.
exactly how did it get so bad for the biggest city in Pakistan the city that kick started industrialization in Pakistan the city that had the most educated/technical people in Pakistan! what happened to KARACHI!!

that my friend should be your concern and not hating Karachi or its people!
 

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By the way a small toownship in Banglsdesh generates more exports then all of Karachi if not even Pakistan.
Let’s start from here. Prove this point with numbers. And again, congratulations for standing with this imported government because of your hate for Karachi.

I knew I was going to be called 'racist'.
That’s because you are, lol!
 
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