PLGMEA demands permission of double shift for handling export orders
SIALKOT: Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PLGMEA) has urged the government to exempt the export-oriented units in Punjab from lockdown restrictions on Saturdays too, besides allowing them to work in double shifts to complete their export orders under full SOPs.
In a statement, PLGMEA Chief Syed Nadeem Abbas observed that export-oriented units were fully aware of COVID-19 and were strictly following the SOPs of the government.
He said the implementation of social distancing during industrial operations could be observed in a better way in double shifts without reducing the size of workforce to avoid massive unemployment in this crucial time.
He said exporters were highly perturbed and want to complete their pending export orders. The enhanced working days will allow them to complete export consignments and send shipments to avoid colossal financial losses, he added.
Nadeem Abbas said the govt had taken an appreciable step by allowing operations to the export-oriented industries and this relief should be extended also on Saturdays, besides allowing working at least in two shifts, as the foreign exchange earning industry may suffer up to 30 percent export loss in present circumstances. - APP