Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pak textile makers expect new govt to address power woes
Pak textile makers expect new govt to address power woes
May '13
Pakistan textile and apparel manufacturers are expecting the newly formed Government under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to address power crisis in the country and stabilize the problems faced by their sector.
Speaking to fibre2fashion, former central chairman of Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), Mr. Shahzad Salim said, “We are expecting the new Government to address the issue of power shortage so that the production situation can stabilize in the apparel industry of Pakistan.”
“We are also expecting the Government to streamline the import policies and to work for the development of the garment industry in the country,” he adds.
According to Mr. Sheikh Muhammad Akbar, former vice-chairman of All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (APTMA), there is a severe electricity shortage in the country and “we want the new Government to find a solution to the power crisis since most of the textile manufacturing units in the Pakistan’s Punjab region are severely affected by the frequent power cuts,” he says. 
The Pakistan textile industry accounts for more than 50 percent of total export earnings and accounts for around 40 percent of jobs in the manufacturing sector of the country.
Earlier this month, the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) said in a statement that lack of management in the power sector has caused power outage for up to 20 hours in Faisalabad and it may halt industrial production of the city.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

New Texprocil chairman bats for increased UPI adoption

Ujwal Lahoti, the new Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council...

RBI Governor Urjit Patel addressing a press conference. Courtesy: Youtube

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Defying expectations, RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

Defying market expectations, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...

The new OJ 59/1 B. Courtesy: Karl Mayer

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Karl Mayer unveils new LACE.EXPRESS model for apparel

Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, Karl Mayer, has launched a...

Interviews View All

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

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