The new chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Adil Bashir recently resolved to take all textile sectors on board and evolve a strategy to double exports and employment. Addressing the annual general body meeting of APTMA Punjab, he said the priority is to ensure earliest implementation of uniform energy price for the exporters.
He assured members of all efforts to revive the textile units in Punjab that were closed down because of the uncompetitive energy prices, according to Pakistani media reports.
He said he would try his best to get other issues, such as gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) and cost of supply liabilities, restoration of previous duty drawbacks scheme for the entire textile industry value chain, resolved.
He would also take up the issue of stuck up sales tax refunds and duty drawbacks with the government for their early release, he added. (DS)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India