As the threat of military conflict between India and Pakistan escalates in a dispute over the Kashmir region, business leaders have expressed their concern that the crisis could affect crucial apparel orders from the US and EU. Pervez Hanif, former president of the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), said: "Foreign buyers are reluctant to visit us because of the situation in Kashmir, and on the Indo-Pak borders."