Govt asked to provide relief package to textile industry

October 30, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Chairman Shaikh Mohammad Shafiq on Saturday urged the government to provide a relief package to textile industry, which has been badly hit by unprecedented electricity and gas crisis.

He said that Pakistan is 5th largest cotton producing country but in value addition, our performance is dismally poor. Textile exports declined to $1.093 billion in September 2015 from $1.110 billion over previous month of August 2015, which reflects a decline of 1.52 percent, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). It is because of the deteriorating law and order situation and the shortage of electricity & gas, factories are unable to in-time deliver whatever limited orders they managed to procure from their foreign buyers.

Shafiq strongly opposed the imposition of regulatory duty on import of cotton yarn and demanded immediate withdrawal of the regulatory duty on import of cotton yarn and fabric.