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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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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.

Pakistan projects to tackle worker rights and forced labour 5 Oct 2018

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched two projects in Pakistan, funded by the EU and Inditex, aimed at eliminating child and forced labour and promoting workers rights in the country’s cotton, textile and garment industries.

Pakistan mulls apparel trading hubs in Dubai, Rotterdam 4 Oct 2018

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) is urging the government to set up localised garment trading hubs to help boost the country's apparel exports.

Productivity training to pilot in Pakistan garment sector 3 Oct 2018

A pilot project to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) has launched in Pakistan’s textile and clothing sectors.

Pakistan garment unions form united federation 26 Sep 2018

The representative unions in Pakistan’s textile and garment sector have joined forced to form the Pakistan Textile Garments Leather Workers Federation (PTGLWF) with a focus on wages, contractual employment, forced expulsion, the rights to form unions and judicial processes. 

Primark expands sustainable cotton programme to Pakistan 21 Sep 2018

Value fashion chain Primark has expanded its sustainable cotton programme into a second major sourcing country – Pakistan – as the company looks to build on its work to trace the raw material through every stage of the supply chain and improve the lives of farmers.

Auditing firm RINA defends actions over fatal Ali Enterprises fire 12 Sep 2018

Italian auditing firm RINA has defended its actions in the wake of a garment factory fire in Karachi in 2012 where it was alleged to have ignored "fatal flaws" in factory safety systems.