Pakistan’s exports may not suffer so badly, but moderately as textile manufacturers – the country’s single largest export industry – have reported receipt of new buying orders from different countries after the world slowly softened lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
“A significant development has taken place (in the textile export sector of Pakistan). We have received new export orders for those textile products which are mainly used in hospitals like white bed-sheets, white gowns and white t-shirts,” All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) former vice-chairman Asif Inam confirmed to The Express Tribune.
Aptma chairman Gohar Ejaz has briefed on the developed the other day, he said.
“Interloop, the Faisalabad-based textile industry which manufacturer mainly hosiery products like socks for the global brand Adidas, has resumed production,” he replied.
Pakistan’s exports in the post-Covid global marketplace
“Things are getting normal as Europe – a major buyer of Pakistan’s textile goods – is gradually softening lockdown,” he added.
Pakistan has received the world buying orders in the middle of the ongoing global health crisis as “we manufacture and export low-cost products in all categories of textiles like readymade garments, bed-sheets and hosiery instead exporting high-end branded products,” he said.