Pakistan will boost garment exports through setting up 1000 stitching units.
These will utilize surplus yarn and fabric in production of garments and other value added textile products. Each of the units is expected to give employment to 700 workers. All in all these 1000 units will have the potential to provide total employment to around a million people and make for additional exports of $ 210 billion.
Pakistan expects total textile exports to reach $50 billion in the next five years. Pakistan is also enhancing cooperation with Bangladesh in garment manufacturing. Both sides have proposed an exchange of delegations, especially young entrepreneurs, who can learn from each other about modern techniques. Both the sides have agreed to continue with more interactive sessions ahead in the larger interest of the value added garment sectors of the two countries.
Pakistan feels there is a lot to be learnt from Bangladesh in terms of supporting garment manufacturers and exporters by providing facilities like bonded warehouses, duty free imports of raw materials, setting up of dedicated industrial police units to ensure continuity of operations in total peace and tranquility and running multiple training programs for the benefit of workers and employers alike.