Govt urged to allocate special fund for R&D in garment sector

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Sialkot

Chief Coordinator Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz A. Khokhar has underscored the importance of ‘Made in Sialkot roadshow’ for showcasing exports-oriented products for stakeholders at home and abroad.
Talking to APP here on Tuesday,he suggested that all the trade bodies including Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) should seek funds from Export Development Fund for Sialkot Roadshow.
To a question, he said business community engaged in readymade garments was making adequate efforts to enhance export volume, and urged the government to set up a special task force for conducting a detailed study and ascertain basic needs of local industry. “We understand that formulation of sector wise policies is the only remedial solution to avoid decline and to stabilize exports.”—APP