Jawaid Bilwani, the convener of the Value-Added Textile Forum
He also revealed that this sector created 42% employment including 15% for women in
Mr. Bilwani was addressing the media at a press conference while talking about the downgrading situation of the value-added textile sector of the country. He expressed that
Jawaid Bilwani blamed the spinning sector for exporting raw cotton and yarn, and thus, creating a negative impact on the textile sector of the country. He also revealed that 50% mills were forced to close down in dearth of enough cotton and yarn to continue the production.
In terms of cotton production,
Mr. Bilwani also provided alarming statistics revealing that 400 value added textile industries have been shifted to other countries, while 200 were completed closed down. That is why, he called on Textile minister to inflict a ban on exporting cotton and yarn to other countries.