APTMA to hold road shows in European states, US

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has said that the association will hold international road shows in the European states and the United State.

He said this while talking to the delegation of Lahore Economic Journalists Association (LEJA). APTMA Vice Chairman Wisal Monnoo, APTMA Punjab newly-elected Chairman SM Tanveer, newly-elected Senior Vice Chairman Ali Ahsan and APTMA Committee on International Trade Convenor Amir Fayyaz were also present there.

Gohar Ejaz said that the APTMA is struggling to bring Chinese investment in textile sector of Pakistan. He said the Businessmen Group, during last four years, has achieved an increase of $3.5 billion in textile exports despite the odd circumstances, including energy crisis and high interest rates.

Gohar stated that the industry exports have gained $13.1 billion mark in 2012-13 against $9.5 billion in 2009-10. He said the Businessmen Group has set a target of another $13 billion in next five years that will also generate 10 million jobs in the country.

The APTMA chairman congratulated to the Businessmen Group that has made a clean sweep in the association’s Punjab elections for the year 2013-14. All the six Central Executive Committee Members from Punjab have been elected unopposed for 2013-14.