NA informs various short, medium term schemes introduce for textile industry promotion


Islamabad: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that various short and medium term schemes have been introduced for the promotion of textile industry. Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi told the House during question hour that the government will initiate consultations with the stakeholders to formulate textile policy 2014-19. He said Karachi Garment City project is also being implemented as part of efforts to boost up textiles exports. Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the House that the government is working with the business community to give a quantum jump to exports by improving the standard and quality of different products. Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said facilities are being developed for the promotion of different sports including Hockey, Cricket and Squash. He said a sports village is being set up in Islamabad with the cooperation of Australia.

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