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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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Pakistan garment and textile exports jump during February 20 Mar 2019

Pakistan's textile, clothing and footwear exports have all risen during February.

Pakistan exports rise on lower raw material duties 21 Feb 2019

Pakistan has reported a 1.19% jump in its total textile exports to US$7.8bn for the seven months to January.

Pakistan trade body rejects factory worker abuse claims 20 Feb 2019

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Exporters Association has rejected a Human Rights Watch report claiming labour abuses in garment factories is rife, adding it "totally disagrees" with the findings.

Pakistan takes first step towards organic cotton supply chain 6 Feb 2019

The certification of Pakistan's first organic cotton bale has been hailed as a "major breakthrough" in the country's cotton sector, marking the first step towards the potential development of an organic cotton supply chain in the South Asian country.

Report claims labour abuses rife in Pakistan garment factories 25 Jan 2019

Pakistan’s government is failing to enforce laws that could protect millions of garment workers from serious labour rights abuses, claims a new report that documents a range of violations in the country's clothing factories. 

Pakistan's TCS to pioneer Smart Indigo production 16 Jan 2019

Textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) is to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process at its Pakistan-based site, following a deal with the Swiss textile machinery company that launched the technology, Sedo Engineering.

Sock-maker Interloop plans IPO to expand into denim 12 Nov 2018

Pakistan-based hosiery manufacturer Interloop, which supplies brands including Nike, Puma and Adidas, is planning to float on the country's stock market as it looks to expand into new growth areas such as knitted apparel and denim.

Pakistan textile, garment exports edge up in Q1 29 Oct 2018

Pakistan saw the value of its textile and garment exports edge up nearly 1% in the first quarter of the year, with the latter sector weighing on the overall result.

Unions urge brands to support a Pakistan Accord 10 Oct 2018

Pakistan labour groups are calling on brands to support the formation of a body, similar to that of the Bangladesh Accord, for the country’s garment and textile industry.

IFC, Gap partner to cut energy use in Pakistan textile sector 9 Oct 2018

The International Finance Corp. — a division of the World Bank — has teamed up with US apparel firm Gap Inc. to improve resource efficiency in the company's Pakistan operations.