Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / PRGMEA Chairman urges govt to restart successful SMOT program
PRGMEA Chairman urges govt to restart successful SMOT program
Oct '11
Mr. Shehzad Salim was elected unopposed as the Chairman, Pakistan Ready-made Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) for the year 2011-12, while Mr. Atiq A. Kochra and Mr. Sohail A. Sheikh were elected unopposed as the Chairmen, South and North Zones respectively.

Mr. Shehzad Salim on assuming charge of the office stressed the garment industry is faced with many the challenges ahead and during his tenure he would stress on more interaction with the whole textile chain. “Without taking into the account the concerns of growers, ginners, spinners, weavers and the garment industry, Pakistan's textile sector cannot function properly and therefore we would stress that all the associations of the industry to work together for better functioning of the whole textile chain, he said.

Better coordination with the government would be another priority for PRGMEA this year, he stressed. “We would like to thank the government for relentlessly pursuing the matter of EU concessions package with European Commission, WTO and with India.

All credit goes to the government for their successful trade diplomacy on this issue. We would like to extend our full support and cooperation to the government and would stress better coordination with the government on all such important matters”, he stressed.

We would appeal the government to restart the successful Stitching Machine Operators' Training (SMOT) program for skill development in Pakistan. Creation of new jobs should be our top priority during these testing times and at our vocational training institute; PRGTTI we are going all out to bring badly needed jobs to workers.

In order to have a vibrant garment industry and competing with the likes of Bangladesh, trained labor force is essential and therefore development of skills at the operator level is of utmost importance, he pointed out.

Pakistan Ready-made Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA)

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search