APTMA Hails Punjab CM Buzdar For Reopening Textile Value Chain.
The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Chairman Adil Bashir thanked Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar for reopening the textile industry value chain in the larger interest of the country’s exports and much-needed employment in these testing times. He was addressing a press conference at the APTMA Punjab office on Saturday. Chairman All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) Pervaiz Lala was also present on the occasion. Chairman APTMA Punjab said a delegation of the Punjab-based textile associations had called on Chief Minister Punjab and briefed him about the measures taken by the textile industry to avoid the spread of Coronavirus at factory premises. He said Chief Minister Punjab has expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements and allowed the textile value chain to resumes operations throughout Punjab. He said the textile value chain was grateful to the government of Punjab for taking a prudent decision. This decision of the government would save hundreds and thousands of textile workers from layoff, he said. According to him, the textile industry would follow all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in letter and spirit. The member mills of APTMA have already adopted all precautionary measures at mills during the processing of the orders on the floor by providing masks, sanitizers and other PPE to labour besides observing complete cleanliness. He said it is a matter of great satisfaction that the Covid-19 situation is much better in Pakistan as compared to the US and Europe due to timely steps taken by the government. He said the number of confirmed cases is 18000 while the number of deaths is 417 today, which is far better than the developed world.