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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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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.

Pakistan and EU prepare to sign new engagement plan 25 Jan 2018

The European Union (EU) and Pakistan are in the process of finalising a new engagement plan that aims to further deepen relations between the two.

Pakistan leather sector urges import duty removal 12 Jan 2018

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the Government to remove various duties on the import of leather levied under various statutory rules and orders and quarantine requirements on the import of raw hides and skins.

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.