chairman said the textile sector has been restricted to operate on one-and-a-half shift out of three shifts daily, rendering countless textile employees unemployed and fast eroding the industry's viability.
Chairman of APTMA
Ahsan Bashir congratulated President Asif Zardari and his team for taking bold step on IP gas pipeline.
Office- bearers of the APTMA
also spoke about the textile industry in Pakistan's Punjab.
Both chairman APTMA
Punjab and Convener Energy Committee had called on MD SNGPL seeking an equitable sharing of gas load management programme by respective sectors and urged to revise the burden of gas curtailment for the textile industry.
The ministers gave us a positive indication of reviewing the 68 percent increase in gas price for captive power plants," the APTMA
disagreed to value-added sector's claim that it would increase the cost of doing business is not true as the exporters can import yarn and fabrics under DTRE Scheme for export purpose.
On this occasion, the APTMA
senior leader Shahid Mazhar cited that a textile mill was paying Rs 6.
The Prime Minister held an hour long interactive session with APTMA
and took interest in our presentation, he added.
Meanwhile, Barrister Assad Saifullah Khan filed nomination papers for the office of chairmanship of APTMA
The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association s (APTMA
) Sustainable Production Centre (SPC), which was set up by APTMA
along with the assistance of GIZ REEE, had arranged a preliminary round of seminar to impart knowledge on ISO 50001 jointly with GIZ recently.
He advised the APTMA
representative to solve the issue in amicable and brotherly manner with all other sectors so that a culture of co-existence may prevail in the industry and every one can get its due benefit.
Addressing the 47th general body meeting after assuming the charge, the new Chairman APTMA
said the viability and sustainability of the industry, reduction in cost of doing business, marketing the products through innovation and diversification would be the focus of new management.