The textile sector of Pakistan has immense potential for further expanding its share of exports to the European Union. Zaheer A. Janjua, Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union, during a virtual meeting with CEOs of the Pakistan Textile Council, Saleha Asif, and other board members, expressed these views. Appreciating the performance of textile sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, Janjua underlined Pakistan’s exports in textile and clothing products to EU have increased in recent months.
The surge in textile exports was the result of government’s smart lockdown strategy, reopening of industry, as well as recently announced energy package to help exporters recuperate from pandemic’s effects.
Moreover, GSP Plus facility had been instrumental pushing up Pakistan’s textile exports to the EU. While emphasising the need for making textile internationally competitive, the ambassador stressed on the need for innovation, value addition, diversification and modernisation to make Pakistan’s products more attractive.