3. Pakistan ranks fifty-fifth worldwide in factory
Pakistan's manufacturing sector accounts for
about 24% of GDP.
The manufacturing sector posted a growth
rate of 3.56 percent during the current fiscal
year July-March 2011-12 compared to 2.96
percent of the same period last year.
4. Textile industry Defense industry
Leather industry Auto mobile industry
Telecom industry Sport industry
Cement industry Fertilizer industry
Surgical industry Oil & Gas industry
Sugar industry Chemical industry
industry and clothing
sector has always
been a major
contributor to the
exchange earner and
6. The term 'Textile' is a Latin word originating
from theword 'texere' which means 'to weave‘
In Asia, Pakistan is the 8thlargest exporter of
The annual volume of total world textile trade
is US$18 trillion which is growing at 2.5
percent. Out of it, Pakistan’s share is less
than one percent.
7. Major Agrarian industrial sector.
Generates about 55.6 % of exports
Constitutes 32.6 % of Manufacturing Industry
Employs 40 % of country’s working force in
Contributes 7.4% to the total GDP
Drives Banking, Shipping ,Transport ,Insurance,
Machinery, Dyes/Chemicals ,Printing/Packaging &
8. ‣ 2nd largest exporter of cotton yarn
‣ 3rd largest exporter of fabric
‣ 4 largest grower of cotton after USA, China and India
‣ 3 largest consumer of cotton
‣ 3 largest exporter of cotton textiles
‣ 2 largest supplier of cotton yarn with 26% share of the
20. Federal Textile Board
Contamination free cotton program.
Garment Cities (Lahore-Faisalabad-Karachi).
Compliant Labour laws.
Textile Skill Development Board.
Textile Training Institute Management Board.
21. ‣ Availability of cheap labour.
‣ Good markets for products.
‣ Large domestic market.
‣ Industry Supportive Government Policies.
‣ Free Import of cottons is Allowed (which is
used for development of special fabrics)
‣ Yarn dyed fabrics & high quality blends is
22. Low productivity resulting in high labour costs
Very limited experience in generating new products
Pakistan’s image continues to be that of a low
quality, low price, non consistent and unreliable
Average quality of products
23. The largest problem that the industry faces
today is the sales tax.
Custom duty taxes.
Load shedding of electricity.
Interference of Govt. in industry.
24. The Pakistan textile industry is currently facing several
‣ Need for the industry to improve the quality of its
‣ Need for greater value addition in its products.
‣ Need to undertake an up gradation in the
‣ Cost of power of competitors.
25. ‣ Assist the Industry to sustain its existing
‣ Synergise all policy initiatives to support the
Industry to develop its competitiveness in the
changing global environment
‣ Focus on Short Term Strategies with result
oriented approaches to help companies
‣ Promotion of the Value Added products. This
Sector has the possibility to create more than
1 million additional jobs – more than any other
26. Formation of Pakistan Compliance Initiative (PCI) by
the private sector
All Textile related Associations imparting
awareness and training in benchmarking
No child labour or sexual harassment
Provision of transport to women workers
27. Environment Protection Agency
Trade Policy emphasis on process management and
The Government subsidizing waste water treatment
plants in all industrial clusters
Imports of hazardous chemicals and dyes for
textiles are either banned or strictly regulated