The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) organised a rally in Multan last weekend to protest against textile millers in the country importing 1.25m bales of cotton from India.

The rally began from the PCGA House and ended at Kalma Chowk on Sunday (25 November). Hundreds of participants rallied, chanting for fewer imports and displaying slogans in favour of their demands.

Campaigners said that mills were not implementing the Cotton Control Act.

PCGA chairman Suhail Mehmood Haral said that the strike would continue, and ginners would stop buying and selling activities till 1 December in Punjab and Sindh. He also urged the government to impose cotton import quotas to stabilise cotton prices in the domestic market.

By Ahmed Abdullah.