Mr. Ahmed Chinoy urged Sindh Government to reopen all the Textile and its allied Industries.
Pakistan is the 8th largest exporter of textile commodities in Asia. Textile sector contributes 8.5% to the GDP of Pakistan. The sector employs about 45% of the total labor force in the country (and 38% of the manufacturing workers). Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of Cotton with the third largest spinning capacity in Asia Pakistan Textile Industries have been contributing a sizeable revenue to the national treasury. Many have been the forefront leaders in manufacturing & exporting field of Fabric, Garments & Home Textiles in the local and International Market. Textile Industry contributing upto 80% of the national tax revenue.
Pakistan Cloth Merchants Association appreciates the steps taken by your government to contain the spreado the Covid-19. No doubt countless lives have been saved. We also record our appreciation of the phased and safety driven manner in which your government has allowed economic activity to resume.
Pakistan Cloth Merchants Association urges Sindh Government to allow all the textile and its allied industries to resume operations, conditional of course to compliance with the SOPs prescribed.
Prolonged shutdown carries the risk of permanent closure of some undertakings and the consequentl of jobs and revenue to the Government of Sindh.