Pakistan’s Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has exempted the country's textile industry from power cuts and announced it will provide round the clock electricity to the textile industry.

Around 80 textile plants in the northern part of the country are set to benefit.

In measures to handle an ongoing energy crisis, Pakistan has announced number of steps including two-day weekly office holidays, and a one day per week gas holiday for the industry.

Chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Punjab, Gohar Ejaz, told just-style that the the one day gas holiday would result into US$40m per day production loss to the textile industry though.

Ejaz urged PEPCO to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to the gas-based textile industry during the holidays, saying its 2.8m textile industry workforce and were dependent on uninterrupted production activities.