FCCI blames textile, commerce ministries for decrease in textile exports | Pakistan Today

FCCI blames textile, commerce ministries for decrease in textile exports

Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Textile Industry should intervene for uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas to the industries due to which exports particularly textile exports of the country have suffered immensely, said Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Mian Zahid Aslam, here yesterday. He referred to his recent visit to ‘Heim Tex’ Germany Trade Fair – the largest one in the world and stated that 60% lesser orders were received to Pakistani textile exporters this year while Indian exporters received over and above their targets. On the other hand, Pakistan exporters faced critics for receiving orders from the foreign buyers in the Trade Fair. He maintained that this depicts loosing confidence and trust of foreign buyers to Pakistani exporters for non-compliance of their orders on time mainly due to the severe energy crisis that has aggravated recently. Criticising Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Textile, he said that both the Ministries were on the same page for the deteriorating situation of industrial sector in the country as they did not contribute their due role for uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas to the industries. He continued that it was high time to take advantage of enough space that was available for Pakistani textile exports in the international markets due to slow growth of China and Indian economies and Pakistan textile specialises in home textile. He appreciated to the industrial manufacturers who were determined to run their industries in these odd and uneven industrial environments and proved that they would never close their operations and exert their energy and recourses to run their industries to the maximum. Government was not paying attention to the alarming bells for huge unemployment due to down-sizing of workforce in the industries if the current energy crisis prolongs further, he added. He emphasised that Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Textile should come forward immediately for interrupted supply of electricity and gas to the industries.



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