Islamabad, the 21st October, 2014

Federal Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi chaired a meeting to review the performance of the textile sector. The minister expressed his concern on the declining textile exports and vowed to facilitate the textile industry as much as possible. Members of APTMA and PTEA attended the meeting.

Federal minister assured the delegates of smooth gas supply to the textile units of Punjab in winter to avoid any further loss to the textile industry and resolution of all pending sales tax refund on priority basis.

The federal minister along with the businessmen also held a meeting with the finance minister. The finance minister was apprised of the current issues faced by the textile industry. The finance minister assured that he would attend to the issues faced by the industry. The textile policy would be taken up in the next ECC meeting.

Later the Minister Textile Industry addressed a joint press conference with APTMA & PTEA. The minister textile industry reiterated the government’s resolve to reap maximum benefit from the potential of GSP + facility from the EU. The chairman APTMA expressed deep gratitude to the federal minister textile industry Abbas Khan Afridi for his sincere and dedicated efforts.