Pakistan as a self-contained in export of cotton

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Textile contributes $14.83 billion out of total $25 billion national exports.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), with over 50 percent ($14.8 billion) contribution to the total national exports ($25 billion) and 78 percent share in the textile exports of the country, is the largest trade union of Pakistan as well as contributor to the national economy of the country.

Due to effective policies and leadership of APTMA, this year cotton production increased to 15 million bales despite two million bales lost due to floodwaters, as compared to the last year’s 11.7 million bales, thus making Pakistan self-sufficient in cotton sector for the first time in 10 years.

To rid the country of energy crisis, the association is actively engaged with various stakeholders, including the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), Petroleum and Gas Ministry and standing committees of the National Assembly.

The association believes that only a futuristic vision can ensure affordable energy for the industry as well as domestic sector of the country. APTMA is currently working for 10-15 percent energy conservation in mills, transferring monetary benefits to farmers community, investing on textile education and research, capacity-building of the members mills and actively working with the government to help resolve economic crisis faced to the country.

For sustainable growth and development, the association has launched energy conservation and environmental protection initiatives.

Research and development is the key to survival and growth of any industry. Realizing this aspect, APTMA has made it a law to collect Rs.20 per cotton bale from the mills to spend this amount on research through Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC).

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