Pakistan imported 12 per cent more textile machinery in 2002 than the year earlier with many textile mills also investing in power generators in a bid to avoid disruptions in production. According to the official figures, Pakistan imported textile machinery worth $333 million in the July-April period compared to $300m in the year-ago period. Those new machines helped push cotton cloth production up 13 per cent between July and February, with cotton yarn production up five per cent.