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$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports 16 Jan 2017

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothing exports is to be welcomed – but wants it implemented quickly.

Pakistan clothing sector seeks help to kickstart exports 25 Oct 2016

Leaders of Pakistan’s clothing and textile industry have told just-style they are concerned about the sector’s declining exports, and are calling on the federal government to intervene to help reverse this trend.

Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures 22 Jul 2015

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government steps in to help.

SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan 24 Mar 2015

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, suggest it should be an exciting prospect for apparel sourcing. However, in the last year two companies have pulled production out of the country, citing risk, delays and instability. This might not yet point to a wider trend, but their concerns highlight issues worth watching.

Pakistan's new textile policy aims to double exports 16 Feb 2015

Pakistan’s second Textile Policy aims to double the country’s textile and clothing exports to US$26bn in the next five years as it seeks to reap full benefits of the EU GSP+ scheme.

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Esprit grows education scheme in supplier countries 9 Nov 2017

As part of its project to improve education opportunities for young people in some of its supplier countries, Hong Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has opened a 'Yes Center' school in South-Punjab, Pakistan, and revealed plans to open an additional four facilities.

Pakistan scientists hail disease-resistant cotton seed 18 Oct 2017

The University of the Punjab has committed to providing a disease, insect and drought-resistant cotton seed to farmers in Pakistan in order to boost the country's economy and save poor farmers PKR20,000 (US$189) per acre.

International Apparel Federation opens first hub in Pakistan 2 Oct 2017

The International Apparel Foundation (IAF) has confirmed it has opened its first-ever regional office in Pakistan.

Accountable factory safety inspections urged in Pakistan 11 Sep 2017

Labour rights groups are using the fifth anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan – in which more than 250 garment workers lost their lives – to call for improved safety efforts in the industry.

Pakistan textile industry calls for policy review 5 Sep 2017

Pakistan’s garment industry is understood to be pressing the government to review its textile policy in order to remove hurdles hindering exports.

EU appeals against WTO Pakistan PET duties decision 1 Sep 2017

The European Union (EU) has filed an appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel decision that duties on PET imports from Pakistan were against WTO law and rules.

Pakistan and China sign 38 trade cooperation deals 22 Aug 2017

Pakistan and China are understood to have signed over three dozen trade cooperation agreements worth US$325m in a move designed to promote bilateral trade between the two countries.

Pakistan textile city project set to be wound up 21 Aug 2017

In a move that will disappoint many textile manufacturers and exporters, the government of Pakistan has decided to abandon its plans to build a Pakistan Textile City near Karachi.

Clothing a bright spot in Pakistan full-year exports 25 Jul 2017

The value-added garments sector was the bright spot in a relatively stagnant year for Pakistan’s exports in 2017, new figures show.

Pakistan’s MA Textiles moves into digital printing 24 Jul 2017

MA Textiles, one of Pakistan’s leading textile printers, is expanding into digital production in a bid to enhance its services with fast turnarounds, short runs and crisp detail.