The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has spoken out against demands made by leather garment manufacturers and exporters for a duty on the country's tanned leather exports. In a statement issued yesterday, PTA chairman Masood A Shaikh said: "The proposal from the Pakistan Leather Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PLGMEA) to impose duties on finished leather is illogical and even unethical and contrary to the national interests."