Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri delighted over Pakistani towels’ global popularity

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week expressed delight over the popularity of the Pakistani towels around the world.

“Pakistan is amongst the top exporters of towels in the world. Glad to share a brochure on Pakistani Towels developed by TDAP,” he tweeted.

Textiles comprise 57% of Pakistan’s export revenues. However, in recent years, textile exports have declined significantly. Textile exports were recorded at $11.625 billion in 2014-2015. In 2015-2016, this number had dropped 7.7% to $10.395 billion.

The Pakistan Textile Exporters Association recently requested the government to take significant measures to ensure the growth of textile exports and sustain the employment provided by the sector.

Furthermore, the Pakistan Textile Mills Association has demanded that the removal of duty on cotton imports and a rebate of five percent on textile exports.

This plea has come at a time with about 110 mills have been shut down due to various barriers to growth including the energy crisis.