Aptma, Textile Ministry still at odds


Express May 22, 2010

KARACHI: Discontentment persists after a fruitless meeting between All Pakistan Textile Mills officials and the Ministry of Textile where parties fail to see eye to eye on the issue of a 15 per cent duty on yarn exports.

“Nothing is going on,” said Gohar Ejaz, Chairman APTMA Punjab informed The Express Tribune after attending the Friday meeting expressing his frustration at the lack of that there has been no progress the group has been able to made. The APTMA officials had little hopes before going for the Friday meeting owing to the nature of talks that ministry of textile and they had held on Wednesday.

Anwar Ahmed Tata, Chairman APTMA said that that he feels hopeless as far the government is concerned. Tata, who was in Karachi when the meeting was going on in Islamabad, said “Nothing will happen as the government has made up its mind to destroy the spinning industry of the country.”

Published in the Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2010.

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