Garment shipments from Pakistan to the US and EU were delayed as flood water reached various garments plants.

A number of factories have remained closed in recent weeks during the torrential rain showers in Karachi.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Textile industry, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, representing textile associations, has requested that the Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Salim Raza provide relief to the textile industry.

It is struggling to meet SBP export performance targets in view of the global recession, gas and power cuts, and now rain and floods in the country.

By Ahmed Abdullah.