Corporates start resuming plant operations

Updated 20 May 2020

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Indus Motor Company, Atlas Honda Ltd have told stock exchange that they planned to resume operations. — AFP/File
Indus Motor Company, Atlas Honda Ltd have told stock exchange that they planned to resume operations. — AFP/File

KARACHI: The wheels of industry have started to turn with auto sector taking the lead in resuming operations after the government announced “relaxation to the automobile industry from the current situation of lockdown due to Covid-19”.

Indus Motor Company on Tuesday told the stock exchange that the management had decided to resume plant operations and its offices.

Honda Atlas Cars resumed plant operations from Tuesday while Atlas Honda Ltd told the PSX that they were all set to open up plant and resume operations from Wednesday.

The companies said their management had decided to resume plant operations and offices with all precautionary measures aimed at preventing the spread of pandemic.

Agriauto Industries stated the company had partially resumed operations of its Hub and the subsidiary operations at Port Qasim from Tuesday while observing the standard operating procedures and other directives of the government.

Similarly, Sazgar Engineering Works — the producer of three-wheelers including rickshaws said it had resumed production activities.

Other than autos, ICI Pakistan announced that it had decided to gradually resume operations of its Polyester Synthetic Chemical Fibre Plant located at Sheikhupura.

“All other businesses of the company continue to operate as they provide products and raw materials falling under the category of essential industries,” it said.

Dadex Eternit Ltd also informed of its operations resumption.

Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2020