Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Subsidize basic inputs to reach $45 billion in exports – Gigi Inds
Subsidize basic inputs to reach $45 billion in exports – Gigi Inds
May '09
The Pakistan textile industry was and is still going through one of the toughest periods of its century's old existence. As if the energy shortages and labour problems were not enough in 2008, the economic turmoil came along to give more troubles.

But the spirit of the 'Never say die' attitude of the Pakistani textile industry has stood it in good stead and the sector has delivered exemplary results by garnering exceptional profit growth in the first half of the current fiscal. (2008-09).

To learn more about the current situation in the Pakistani textile sector, Fibre2fashion spoke to Mr. Idrees Gigi, Director of Gigi Industries Pvt. Ltd. Gigi Industries, which has completed 60 years of its existence is a leading manufacturer of a wide varieties of apparel accessories like elastics, woven labels, laces, tapes, cords, etc.

We began by asking him as to what according to him kept the textile sector going even despite so many problems, to which he said, “Infact textile sector is facing countless problems these days including high cost of production, energy shortage, unavailability of skilled labor, financial crunch and moreover inconsistent law & order situation”.

He added by saying, “Still we see a lot of potential in the textile sector. We believe hard work of the stake holders, continuous innovation, process improvements and quality control are the main driving forces of the textile sector”.

We then asked him to reveal the reasons as to how the industry tackled the shortages of energy shortages and still managed to deliver good results, “Although the concerned authorities failed to provide energy consistently to the sector, therefore industries were forced to self generate energy in order to fulfill there energy requirement. Government had also directed the authorities to at least provide energy to the textile sector but no such measure was taken”, he said angrily.

We ended the conversation by asking about his expectations from the government to achieve target of US $45 billion in exports, to which he optimistically said “We believe Pakistan's textile sector has potential to achieve the target of US $45 billion if adequate support is extended by the Government. Basic input should be subsided in order to achieve the targets”.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

(L-R) Mr Shao Bojin, Chairman of Jihua Group and Mr Rohit Aggarwal, President of Huntsman Textile

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Huntsman gets into strategic partnership with Jihua Group

Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading provider of high quality dyes...

Marzoli FT6D roving frames in Sintex’s Unit 2. Coutresy: Marzoli

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Marzoli roving frames erected at Sintex textile division

A total of 48 Marzoli roving frames were erected in units I, II and...

Courtesy: Polartec

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Polartec innovates most breathable waterproof fabric

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

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

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search