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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 to import cotton from Afghanistan 13 Jun 2018

Pakistan has signed an agreement to facilitate bilateral trade with Afghanistan and agreed to facilitate Afghan cotton exports.

Archroma agrees deal on textile research in Pakistan 11 Jun 2018

Colour and chemicals specialist Archroma has agreed a five-year partnership on innovative research in textiles with Pakistan's Lahore University of Engineering and Technology (UET).

Unions hail Pakistan home worker protection law 31 May 2018

Pakistan clothing industry unions and associations have welcomed the approval of the Home Based Workers Act 2018 by the legislative assembly of Sindh – the second largest province of Pakistan – calling it an initiative of historic importance.

Pakistan 10-month textile and apparel exports climb 8% 22 May 2018

Pakistan's textile and clothing exports saw growth of 8% in the first ten months of the current fiscal year, new figures show.

Ali Enterprises victims receive life-long pensions 21 May 2018

Survivors and families of workers killed in the Ali Enterprises garment factory fire, Pakistan's worst industrial accident, have now received pensions out of a fund financed by the factory’s only known buyer, German retailer KiK.

Archroma collaborates to enhance Pakistan garment finishing 16 Apr 2018

Colour and chemicals specialist Archroma has joined forces with Italy’s Montegra in a move aimed at supporting Pakistan’s garment and apparel industry, particularly in the denim segment, with a focus on fostering excellence in finishing.

New Pakistan labour policy a major step forward 29 Mar 2018

A new labour policy unveiled in Pakistan’s Sindh Province is not only the first in the country but also sets precedent when it comes to governing industrial relations and social rights.

APTMA to invest US$7bn in garment hubs? 9 Mar 2018

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) says its members are ready to invest US$7bn in establishing 1,000 garment manufacturing plants in the country.

Inditex opens buying office in Pakistan 6 Feb 2018

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has opened a buying office in Pakistan in a move that could double its imports from the country.

Archroma and WWF Pakistan tackle water conservation 5 Feb 2018

An agreement has been signed between colour and chemicals specialist Archroma and WWF Pakistan aimed at promoting sustainable practices within the textile industry, primarily related to water conservation.