Textile exporters in Pakistan have urged the government to support its value-added textile chain by focusing on cotton production, cultivation area and yield, reports Tribune.
As per Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA), the country produced only 4.02 million bales till November 15, 2020, as compared to 6.85 million bales produced during the same period of last year. The major causes of this decline R: reduction in cultivation area and per acre production, low-quality seeds and shifting of farmers’ focus towards other crops due to a lack of government support. Production shortfall has had a devastating impact on Pakistan’s textile exports compelling exporters to seek government aid.
Muhammad Jawed Bilwani, Chairman, PCGA has requested the government to allow import of cotton yarn without customs and regulatory duty under the current sMutate of affairs as it had already permitted duty-free import of cotton.