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Crisis looms for Pakistan’s textile industry with cotton trucks stranded in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Supply crisis looms large over Pakistan's textile industry as over 150 trucks laden with cotton are collecting dust on Pak-Afghan border as they are not allowed to enter the country. The Ministry of National Food Security has refused to issue permission to the trucks containing cotton from Central Asian states to enter Pakistan, and instead instructed them to seek clearance from the Karachi port. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had instructed the Economic Coordination Committee on January 5 to wave off…

Winters bring unemployment to textile industry

Lahore: Some three million textile workers will continue to work during the next three months due to the federal government’s decision to supply 100 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) to the textile industry in Punjab, said All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) Punjab Chairman S M Tanveer. In previous years, the Punjab-based textile industry would have had no option but to lay off workers during three months of winter due to suspension of gas supply. Praising the decision of the federal government, Tanveer…