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  • Body set up to investigate Karachi textile city delay

    ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s Standing Com­mit­­tee on Textile Industry has constituted a subcommittee to identify factors leading to delay in establishment of a textile city in Karachi...

    In a meeting on Wednes­­day, Standing Committee Chairman Muhammad Sha­fqat Hayat Khan expressed displeasure over the absence of the deputy commissioner of Malir, Karachi...

  • In Karachi, PM rebuffs traders’ concerns, invites textile producers for detailed talks

    KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday rejected the traders’ demand of withdrawing CNIC condition for sale and purchase activities...

    Former president Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Zubair Motiwala said the issue of 17-20 per cent sales tax on textile sector and CNIC condition would be discussed at length at a meeting to be held on Friday with businessmen...

  • Firemen struggle to control massive fire in Karachi textile factory

    A massive fire broke out in a garment factory in Karachi's SITE area on Sunday morning which continued to burn into the evening as firemen struggled to reach the point of origin, officials said...

    A fireman from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Fire Brigade said that they had received information about the fire inside the textile mill at around 9:54am on Sunday...

  • Textile sector slams 10pc duty on yarn imports

    KARACHI: The value-added textile sector on Monday slammed the imposition of 10 per cent Regulatory Duty (R/D) on import of cotton yarn and fabric from India on the grounds that a case of anti-dumping filed by spinners’ body is already pending before the National Tariff Commission (NTC)...

  • Textile woes again

    Its representative, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, says that the spinning sector is prepared to shut down its factories given the continuous increases in production costs, and the impending gas-load management plan that is set to shut off gas to industry in Punjab in order to divert supplies to domestic consumers...

    The other items on the menu of complaints laid out by the textile industry — tax issues, overvalued...

  • Govt behind textile sector crash: PTI

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Punjab organiser Chaudhary Sarwar says the rulers are responsible for the closure of textile mills due to a gas supply cut and costly electricity...

    He told reporters at a ceremony on Tuesday, 70 textile mills had already been closed in Punjab and now 100 more faced closure...

  • Textile industry underscores power tariff distortions

    ISLAMABAD: The textile industry has identified serious distortions in the electricity tariff resulting in the build-up of billions of rupees per month of unpaid refunds, making the industry unsustainable...

    In a letter to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), the All-Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) has pointed out that the existing scheme of power tariff was not only creating problems for consumers,...

  • Merger of commerce, textile divisions opposed

    LAHORE: Rejecting the proposed merger of Textile Division into the Commerce Division, Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) on Monday demanded the appointment of a textile minister immediately...

    The association stressed that major decisions regarding textile policy implementation, Export Development Fund and budget preparation exercise for 2015-16 were being delayed as there was no textile...

  • Value-added textile exports rise to $4.5bn

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports of value-added textile products rose 7...

    Official figures show that the government held out support of Rs6bn, mostly to the value-added textile sector, during FY15 as against Rs3bn over the previous year...

  • Textile manufacturers disappointed

    LAHORE: The large-scale textile manufacturers on Friday rejected the budget for fiscal year 2015-16 as disappointing, saying that it did not contain any measure to help them reduce their cost of doing business and become competitive in the global markets...

    Speaking at a news conference, All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) Chairman S...

  • Textile exports inched up to $1bn in July

    An official said one of the reasons for revival in textile exports was the release of pending refunds and uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas to the sector...

    Proceeds from art, silk and synthetic textile exports increased 340pc while exports of raw cotton also recorded a year-on-year decline of 70pc...

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