Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to the demand of quality-conscious international market and must make strides to promote production of clean cotton, said Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah.
Speaking at a ceremony to award certificates to 40 cotton selectors upon completion of their four-week training at the Pakistan Cotton Standards Institute (PCSI) Multan, he said, “We must adopt cotton grading, free it from contamination to further improve quality and avoid trouble in exporting cotton, yarn and fabric in coming years.”
He said best-quality products would fetch a premium price and that would be a significant contribution to improving the national economy through enhanced foreign exchange earnings.
Abdullah said a site had been selected for constructing a new building of the PCSI’s regional centre in Multan and hoped that it would be built soon and machinery would be installed for proper training.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2015.