Textile industry remains the foremost priority of the incumbent government and no stone would be left unturned to address the woes of the breadwinner. This was stated by federal minister for textile industry Abbas Khan Afridi while addressing PTEA in Faisalabad. The federal minister acknowledged that the government has no choice but to ensure gas supply to the textile industry to bolster exports and strengthen economy.

The federal minister stressed the need to formulate a comprehensive and long term policy to fully exploit the potential of all related sectors of cotton. The minister added that textile ministry is making all out efforts to bring textile sector on track by redressing the problems on priority basis. Government is fully aware of problems hindering the textile sector and is extending full support and assistance for strengthening of textile sector as a top priority.

The minister added that the government is working on war footings to bridge the huge gap between the demand and supply and a comprehensive strategy to overcome energy challenges has been chalked out. The minister assured that textile ministry would keep struggling for payment of pending refund claims of textile exporters to ease their financial burden.

The federal minister also inaugurated polymer engineering block at National Textile University. The minister appreciated the faculty and stressed to further widen scope of research and innovation in the sector. Later the minister also inaugurated a block at Faisalabad Garment City Company.


 The federal minister strongly condemned the terrorist attack on School in Peshawar. Denouncing the attack, the Minister stated that it was highly barbaric and brutal act to hit the innocent souls. He added that the sole aim of terrorists is to create panic and destabilize the country but they would not be allowed to succeed in their evil designs.