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Govt to make strategy for Industrial revival: Secretary Textile

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1 (APP):Federal Secretary,Ministry of Textile Industry,Rukhsana Shah has said the government would make a comprehensive long and short terms strategy plan for the revival of Textile industry in the country. Talking to APP, she stressed the need to modernize the industrial tools and equipped the man power of local industries with innovated skill and technology. She said the government wanted to get on-board all stakeholder for initiating the modern management system to get more production and advantage on low lost production.
Replying to a question,she said that shortage of skilled manpower and practicing old method in textile industry was main barrier to achieve targets and enhance the trade volume at international market.
Rukhsana shah urged the local industrialists to invest and train the manpower with modern instruments and use of information technology to compete with international investors and get more production.
To a question, she said that European Union had granted Generalized System of Preferences (GSP- Plus) to get duty free excess in EU market, which is a big achievement of the government.
She added that after overcoming the energy crisis in the country,”we could raise the production of textile in local industry and to get more benefits from the status of GSP- Plus status.
She said that in past regime, the ministry had faced the shortage of budget to implement the plan and strategy for the revival of textile industry.
Replying to another query, she said the government would announce the annual textile policy in mid of current year and “we are committed to evolve comprehensive strategy for the development of textile industry”.
The Secretary said that the up-gradation of old textile infrastructure is the top priority of government to adopt the modern industrial techniques for more industrial production in the country.
She said that industrial development and foreign investment would depend on internal law and order of the county.
She said that the government was committed to maintain peace and prosperity to trickle down the resources at gross root level.

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