Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Unemployment due to delay in textile package: APTMA Punjab
Unemployment due to delay in textile package: APTMA Punjab
30
Nov '15
Delay in announcing textile package by the government has caused unemployment of the textile workers in the Punjab region of Pakistan said Amir Fayyaz Sheikh, regional chairman, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), according to Pakistani media reports.

Fayyaz said more than 12 mills have been closed in the region and many have reduced the number of shifts leaving thousands of textile workers unemployed. He said that the textile industry of the Punjab region, which constitutes 70 per cent of the country's textiles, is facing serious issues like power cuts.

The actual cost of electricity notified is Rs 4.59 per unit but the government is charging Rs 14 per unit which is affecting the efficiencies in the textile industry, Fayyaz Sheikh said.

He also pointed out that data of the past four months showed a fall in textile exports in terms of value and quantity. The government had failed to fulfil its commitment of resolving textile industry issues by September this year and also did not revive the long-term textile policy against India, China, and Bangladesh.

While the share of India in the international textile market increased to 5 per cent from 3.4 per cent in 2006, and that of China increased from 27 per cent in 2006 to 40 per cent, and Bangladesh's share increased from 1.9 per cent in 2006 to 4 per cent, Pakistan's share has increased only from 1.6 per cent to 2.2 percent. (HO)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Ghana to be top African apparel manufacturing hub: Minister

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Nov 2017

Ghana to be top African apparel manufacturing hub: Minister

Ghana will turn Africa’s leading apparel manufacturing hub after the...

Maintain NAFTA trucking provisions: AAFA, US trade bodies

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Nov 2017

Maintain NAFTA trucking provisions: AAFA, US trade bodies

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) recently joined...

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $24bn till Oct

Textiles | On 22nd Nov 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $24bn till Oct

Vietnam earned $24.372 billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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

November 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


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