Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / President Office issues directions on APTMA proposals
President Office issues directions on APTMA proposals
16
Mar '11
President office has expeditiously issued directions on APTMA proposals relating to increase in cotton production and availability of energy to the industry.

It may be noted that Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association - APTMA Gohar Ejaz had represented textile vision to President Asif Ali Zardari on behalf of textile industry during APTMA's annual dinner in the presidency on 11th Feb 2011.

The textile vision included short and long term measures to overcome energy crisis, increase in raw materials production, globaly competitive interest rate regime for capitalization, market access and policy-implementation divide. According to the textile vision, the textile exports may touch the magical figure of $50 billion plus in five years instead of merely $25 billion dollar, as envisaged by the first-ever-five-year textile policy of the federal government.

APTMA spokesman said the President Office has directed to constitute two separate committees. The committee on cotton sector will devise a plan of action for improvement in all sectors and brief the President once a month.

Another committee on shortage of gas will submit proposals for resolution of short and long term issues relating to production, import, distribution and pricing of gas. This committee will submit its interim report within three weeks.

APTMA spokesman said these are follow up steps of APTMA annual dinner at the presidency where President Zardari had pledged to resolve industry issues on priority while declaring 2011 as the year of textile industry.

The spokesman said that Chairman APTMA Gohar Ejaz had pointed out that immediate steps are required to increase cotton production per hectare. He had mentioned that Pakistan is producing presently 570 kg per hectare against 1250 kg per hectare in China, the Spokesman added.

He said President has accordingly constituted a committee with agriculture researchers, industry stakeholders, and government representatives to meet on regular basis.

Also, he said, Chairman APTMA had stressed the need of importing LNG in bulk. The short and long term objectives of this committee are under preparation by the task force and would be soon made public, he added.

APTMA spokesman said Chairman APTMA had suggested President Zardari to keep it as a private sector-led project with facilitating role of the government.

He said President has honored the industry wish and kept it as a private sector-led project with putting on board representatives from industry, capital market, Wapda and Sui gas companies to resolve gas shortage issue to textile industry at the earliest.

The spokesman said these two notifications are in accordance with APTMA vision and way forward. He termed it as an achievement of APTMA by getting notified committees to meet larger objectives of the industry.

He said the notifications itself suggest the proactive approach of thegovernment towards textile industry & export development.

APTMA spokesman said Chairman APTMA Gohar Ejaz has appreciated expeditious response from President Asif Ali Zardari on resolving textile issues and expressed the hope that it would play vital role in achieving short and long term goals.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association - APTMA

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

Fix 5% GST rate for textile goods: Textile bodies

Uniform levy of 5 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all...

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

India lifts CVD imposed on Nepali Jute goods

The countervailing duty (CVD) that was imposed on Nepali jute...

Courtesy: Williamsburg Garment Company

Fashion | On 28th Apr 2017

'We have grown by staying small & maximising efforts'

The easiest way to go out of business is to be too big or expand too...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

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

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

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

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X