News & Events

Karachi - October 24, 2014
Textile City Board Committee reviews the progress of JV with K-Electric for 600MW Coal Fired Power Plant

25th Board of Director Procurement and Infrastructure Sub-Committee meeting of Pakistan Textile City Limited was held today in Karachi, Chaired by Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City Limited. Meeting was also attended by Directors Mr. Wajahat A. Baqai, EVP National Bank, Mr. Shabir Anwar Kazi, DG, Port Qasim Authority, Muhammad Salahuddin, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Textile and CEO Pakistan Textile City, Muhammad Hanif Kasbati.

The Board Committee discussed the development of works at Textile City in particular the status of the water supply and the progress of the 600MW Coal Fired Power Plant joint venture with K-Electric. The Board advised the management to expedite signing of Memorandum of Understanding in this regard after getting approval from Ministry of Textile Industry.

The Committee appreciated the unfaltering efforts of the Chairman Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig for removing hurdles of the project of the vital national importance which will provide 80,000 jobs in Karachi and would also generate additional exports and revenues for the national exchequer.





Karachi - October 14, 2014
TEXTILE CITY TO ENTER JV WITH K-ELECTRIC FOR COAL POWER GENERATION

58th Board of Directors Meeting of Pakistan Textile City Limited was held in Karachi, Chaired by Chairman Pakistan Textile City Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City Limited. Meeting was also attended by Directors Wajahat A. Baqai, EVP National Bank, Shabbir Anwar Kazi, DG,  Port Qasim Authority, Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, SVP Saudi Pak Industrial & Agriculture Investment,  Zarar Haider, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industries,  Group Head NIB Bank, Shah Miftahul Azim, Muhammad Salahuddin, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Textile and CEO Pakistan Textile City, Muhammad Hanif Kasbati.

K- Electric has presented a proposal to Pakistan Textile City for a Joint Venture of 600 MW coal power project in the Textile City which will help to supply cheaper power, steam and hot water to the value added Textile Industries in Pakistan Textile City zone. K-Electric has already signed earlier an agreement with Pakistan Textile City to supply 50 MW uninterrupted power to Textile City and required infrastructure work has been already completed. Senior team of K-Electric, led by Dr. Syed Naveed Ahmed, Chief of Corporate Strategy & Business Development along with Mr. Ammar Talaat Deputy Director gave a detailed presentation of the JV project. Both the parties agreed in principle for the proposed joint venture. The board is forwarding their recommendation to Ministry of Textile Industry for their formal approval.

K-Electric has acquired expertise in coal power generation as they are in process to convert their two units at Bin Qasim from furnace oil to coal power generation. The board appreciated the unfaltering efforts of their Chairman Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig for removing hurdles of the project of the vital national importance which will provide 80000 jobs in Karachi and would also generate additional exports and revenues for the national exchequer.





Karachi - 15th September 2014
TEXTILE CITY PROJECT GEARS UP FOR LAUNCH

The 57th Board of Directors Meeting of Pakistan Textile City Limited was held in Karachi, Chaired by Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City. BOD meeting was also attended by Senior Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textile Arshad Farooq Fahim, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Textile, Muhammad Salahuddin, Directors Shah Miftah ul Azim of NIB Bank, Shiekh Aftab Ahmad, SVP Saudi Pak Industrial & Agriculture Investment,  Shabir Anwar Kazi, DG (P&D) Port Qasim Authority and CEO Pakistan Textile City Muhammad Hanif Kasbati.

The Board reviewed the progress for the development of the infrastructure of the project at Port Qasim and expressed their satisfaction on the progress of water and power works. The board deliberated the launching of the project in October – November 2014 by the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and advised to plan Road Shows in Pakistan and abroad to attract foreign investment in the project.

The Marketing team and CEO Textile City would also give presentations to APTMA, PDMEA and other value added textile associations before the launching of the project. The board directed management to expedite Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for Textile City project on war footing basis.

The board appreciated personal efforts of the Chairman Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig for removing hurdles of the project of vital national importance which will provide over 80000 jobs in Karachi and would also generate additional exports and revenues for the national exchequer.





Karachi - March, 2014
Pakistan Textile City Participation in Textile Asia 2014

The stall of Pakistan Textile City drew the attention of  visitors,  where complete information on this project was available. The show was inaugurated by Former Advisor to PM on Textile & Chairman Pakistan Textile City Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, TI visited the stall, he appreciated the efforts made for the projection of this World Class Infrastructure and wished it success.

Pakistan Textile City is being developed as an exclusive industrial estate dedicated to value-added textile products. The project is sure to attract both local and foreign investors for enhanced investment in the textile sector in Pakistan.





Karachi - 27 December, 2013
Participation in Pakistan Denim Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PDMEA) Event

Pakistan Textile City participated in Pakistan Denim Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PDMEA) Event held on Dec.27, 2013 in honor of Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar for the historic achievement of getting GSP Plus status from EU. The Textile exports are estimated to be enhanced by about US $1 billion per annum.

Diplomats of different countries, APTMA chairman Yasin Siddik, APTMA former chairman Gohar Ijaz , Mr. S.M. Muneer and more than 200 businessmen attended the event. Pakistan Textile City distributed company’s brochure and souvenir among the businessmen and Chairman Textile City Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig applauded the Marketing efforts.





Karachi - 20 December, 2013
Pakistan Textile City Delegation Visit Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI)

A delegation of Pakistan Textile City  management led by Mr. Muhammad Hanif Kasbati CEO along with Technical Operation and Marketing & sales team visited Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI)  on December 20, 2013. Mian Muhammad Ahmed, Patron in Chief / Founder President BQATI, Mr. Amin Ali Mohammad, President BQATI, Mr. Shakil Ashfaq, Senior Vice President BQATI and Mr. Usman Ahmed, President, Ali Danyal Industries Pvt. Ltd, welcome the delegation.

Muhammad Hanif Kasbati gave the project presentation to the members and informed them about the current status of infrastructure development. The members showed keen interest in Textile City.

Patron in Chief, President  and Senior Vice President of  BQATI hoped that the completion of Textile City would help to promote textile sector and increase export. They also offered their complete support to help Textile City develop as a benchmark industrial zone in Port Qasim.





Karachi - 25 November, 2013
Meeting with Chief Minister, Sindh

A high level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Sindh, held on this day at CM house for the funding of revised PC-1 for 48” dia dedicated water pipeline for Pakistan Textile City Limited.

Assistant Chief Secretary Sindh, MD KWSB, CEO Pakistan Textile City and GM Technical Operation were also present, to discuss the progress of the water pipeline by KW&SB for the Pakistan Textile City project.

It was briefed to the meeting that that PTC project is of a national interest and will provide 80,000 direct jobs in addition to creating tens of thousands of indirect jobs in the province of Sindh.

Chief Minister Sindh agreed to provide 50% share of Provincial Government under revised PC-1 for the completion of the remaining work.





Karachi - 23rd September, 2013
Pakistan Textile City Limited Management Meets KCCI Members

Pakistan produces world‘s finest quality textile products due to which the leading international brands purchases their products from Pakistani textile suppliers, said Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Haroon Agar.

Textile also contributes 50 percent of the total export share of Pakistan. Pakistan has a network of textile industries across the country including all the major clusters like weaving, dyeing, printing, hosiery and knitwear, apparel. Towel, bed linen, denim etc. Exchanging views with Pakistan Textile City Limited Chief Executive Muhammad Kasbati, He asserted upon the need of more industrialization in the textile clusters for enhancing exports. Which will ultimately uplift the economy.

He admired the initiative of Textile City on public and private partnership basis, which is in the interest of the country and its citizens.

He said the present seven industrial zones in Karachi lack of infrastructural facilities of proper road, railways linkage and other basic amenities like energy, gas, water etc. The textile policy framework focuses on improving textile industry’s competitiveness.

He said that diversification of economic activities and industrial production is crucial. Major constraints and impediments to industrial development such as, administrative bottlenecks relating to the provision of government services, red tape and time delays, tax administration, commercial laws, labour relations etc must be controlled. He hoped that the Pakistan Textile City might achieve its desired objectives.

Pakistan Textile City Limited Chief Executive Muhammad Hanif Kasbati apprised that the Pakistan Textile City is an unlisted public limited company incorporated in May 2004 under the Companies Ordinance 1984. It is driven with the vision to develop and operate world-class industrial zones across Pakistan, dedicated to value-added textile industrial and project Pakistan as hub of quality textiles. With an authorized capital of Rs. 2.2 billon and incorporated as public private joint venture, Pakistan Textile City is committed to develop and manage, the first WTO and ISO complaint textile processing industrial zone at Karachi. Textile City is spread over an area of 1250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located at 6km from National Highway. It salient features include to create state-of-the-art environment for textile industry; attract local and  foreign investment; boost exports of value-added textiles; synergistic environment to encourage vertical integration; employment opportunities for 80,000 people. The concept of Textile City is to develop an exclusive industrial estate dedicated to value-added textile products. Installation of world class infrastructure with un-interrupted supply of industrial quality water, stable electricity, gas, CETP, steam for industrial processing, ISO 14001 compliance and essential amenities will enhance productivity, cost effectiveness and quick response delivery. The company is confident that the launch of Textile City will provide local and foreign investors opportunities to effectively optimize their growth potential in this major industrial sector of Pakistan. He sought support of KCCI to disseminate the information of Pakistan Textile City to its members to motivate their interest to establish industrial units in the Textile City.

KCCI Senior Vice President Shamim Firpo, KCCI Vice President Nasir Mehmood and managing committee members also participated in the meeting.





Karachi
CEO APPOINTMENT

Muhammad Hanif Kasbati has taken over charge as Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Textile City.  He is a  qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Management Accountant and an MBA from IBA.  Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in Textile City. He brings rich experience having served a number of organizations including House Building Finance Corporation, PIA and the Dawood Group.





Karachi - 15th May, 2013
CHAIRMAN TEXTILE CITY MEETING WITH CS SINDH

Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City along with CEO Zaheer Hussain and Textile Commissioner Farooq Khan met Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry, Secretary Planning & Development Govt. of Sindh Naveed Ahmed and Mrs. Naheed Shah of Chief Secretariat Sindh to discuss the progress of the water line by KW&SB for the Pakistan Textile City project.

Dr. Baig briefed the participants about the progress of Textile City project and that Pakistan Textile City has already signed agreement with KESC for the supply of 50 MW uninterrupted power supply to the industries of Textile City. The allocation of gas from SSGC for processing industry and government of Pakistan bank guarantee from National Bank of Pakistan to meet the financial requirement of the project has been also approved. Dr. Baig expressed his reservation on the slow progress of the water line from Dhabeji to Textile City. Dr. Baig said that PTC project will provide 80,000 direct jobs in addition to creating tens of thousands of indirect jobs in the province of Sindh.

Chief Secretary Sindh agreed with Dr. Baig for the fast track completion of the remaining work and has agreed to immediately release the share of Sindh Government to KW&SB within one week. Chief Secretary also promised to take up the matter with the other stake holders to avoid any delay in the launching of the project.

Chief Secretary appreciated Dr. Ikhtiar Baig for his personal efforts and dedication for the early completion of the project.





Karachi - February 20, 2013
Pakistan Textile City & KESC Sign 50 MW Un-interrupted Power Supply Agreement

Pakistan Textile City and Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) signed today an agreement for 50MW uninterrupted power supply. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City and CEO KESC Nayyer Hussain at a ceremony held at KESC Head Office Karachi, attended by Senior Officials of both the companies including CEO Pakistan Textile City Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain. As per agreement, KESC will supply in the first phase 50MW uninterrupted power supply from their Bin Qasim Grid Station to Pakistan Textile City project and their industries at Port Qasim. Furthermore, the agreement provides for enhancement of power supply to 250MW as per requirement of the industries of the project

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ikhtiar Baig said that uninterrupted power supply was the main demand of the investors and considering the gas shortage in the country, the investors will have more confidence on uninterrupted power supply from KESC from their Power Station in the same vicinity of Bin Qasim.

Mr. Nayyer Hussain CEO KESC, stated that KESC was very proud to partner with Pakistan Textile City, with the track record of KESC in the last 3 years we have been able to revive the confidence of the industry and it is critical because Karachi being the economic hub of the country KESC has to insure uninterrupted power supply to the industries.





Karachi - August 13, 2012
Visit of Consul General, H.E. Dr. Tilo Klinner to Pakistan Textile City, Karachi

The Consul General of Germany, H.E. Dr. Tilo Klinner visited Pakistan Textile City Limited on Monday, August 13, 2012. Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City Limited and Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City welcomed His Excellency and briefed him about the company and the ongoing development of the project.

Dr. Baig, Chairman Pakistan Textile City briefed the Consul General about the salient features of Textile City. He mentioned that project is spread over an area of 1,250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located 6km from the National Highway. Main features are one window operation, stable & uninterrupted power supply, water, gas and combined effluent treatment plant. This project will be the first industrial city in Pakistan to have ISO 14000 compliant infrastructure. Textile City will provide world class infrastructure and will be a milestone in the revival of textile industry in Pakistan.

Extensive discussion took place regarding financial and technical assistance from German govt. and German companies for setting up a coal generated power plant as well as a combined effluent treatment plant.

His Excellency Dr. Tilo Klinner valued the vision of Pakistan Textile City and ensured full support towards the development of the project.





Karachi - July 04, 2012
Appointment of New Chairman

DR MIRZA IKHTIAR BAIG, TI
MBA, DBA, USA

Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Federal Advisor on Textiles, Government of Pakistan is a renowned industrialist. He was conferred prestigious civil award Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his contribution to the national economy.

Dr Baig is the Chairman of Baig Group, a multinational conglomerate operating in diversified fields in Pakistan, UAE and Morocco for the last 26 years. He has done his Masters in Marketing and Doctorate from USA. He is a businessman par-excellence represents a rich background of international exposure to the realms of finance and banking.

Dr Baig is the author of books; ShehRug- Part I , Part II, ‘Muashi Haqqaiq Aur Pakistan’ and “Pakistan Aur Muaishat” on the current national and international economic issues. He regularly writes economic columns in the newspapers and his expert views are given due importance by the policy makers. He is a diplomat, Honorary Consul General of Republic of Yemen and elected Dean Consular Corps, Sindh Karachi of World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Baig has been elected recently as Director on Board of World Federation of Consuls (FICAC).

Dr Baig is the Central Leader and Deputy Coordinator, People Business Forum, Pakistan Peoples Party. He is the recipient various awards including of gold medals from the President of Pakistan in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of banking and finance. He is also the proud recipient of FPCCI Special Export Merit Trophy Award from President/Prime Minister of Pakistan for the last 12 consecutive years for high export performance of denim fabric.

Dr. Baig has been nominated by Prime Minister of Pakistan on the Board of Directors, Pakistan Textile City Ltd., Karachi. He is also on Board of FPCCI and Chairman, FPCCI Standing Committee on Export Trade. He has been awarded prestigious “Certificate of Achievement” by the international renowned magazine, Economist.

Dr. Baig was instrumental for the five years first ever National Textile Policy 2009-14 announced by government to Textile Industry of Pakistan on 12th August 2009 and has been appointed by Finance Minister, member of its Implementation Committee. He has been nominated on the PM constituted Business Persons Council (BPC), a think-tank on national economic policies. He is also the Hon. Secretary General of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, an NGO who grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Dr. Baig has been recently appointed Chairman of Pakistan Textile City Limited.





Karachi - January 30, 2012
Delegation from Japan Visits Pakistan Textile City, Port Qasim





Karachi - October 22, 2011
Visit of Japanese Industrialists to Pakistan Textile City, Port Qasim

A delegation of Japanese Industrialists visited Pakistan Textile City Limited, Port Qasim. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the company and the status of the project.

Textile City is spread over an area of 1,250 acres in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located 6km from National Highway. Main features of the Textile City are one window operation, stable & uninterrupted power supply, water, gas and combined effluent treatment plant. The project will provide world class infrastructure and will be a key factor in the revival of the textile industry in Pakistan.

The delegation appraised the development work at Pakistan Textile City. They were informed that the land utilization plan, project master plan from Port Qasim, Water Pipeline funding, Gas connection by S.S.G.C. and Environment Impact Assessment from E.P.A. have already been approved. The delegation was also informed that Leveling & Grading works is completed and working on Power Plant is in progress with the BOO partner. After the briefing session at Pakistan Textile City head office, the delegation also visited the site of Textile City at Port Qasim and witnessed the ongoing progress of the development packages.

The delegation showed serious intentions for the free trade zone concept within the Textile City.





Karachi - October 21, 2011
Ambassador of Japan visits Pakistan Textile City

H.E Hiroshi OE, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, visited Pakistan Textile City on October 21, 2011. The ambassador appreciated the progress of the development work during his tour of the project site at Port Qasim, Mr. Masaharu SATO, Consul General of Japan also accompanied him on the occasion.

Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City briefed the ambassador about the salient features of the project. He mentioned that project is spread over an area of 1,250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located 6km from the National Highway. Main features are one window operation, stable & uninterrupted power supply, steam for processing, water, gas and combined effluent treatment plant. This project will be the first Industrial City in Pakistan to have ISO 14000 compliant infrastructure.

H.E Hiroshi OE observed the ongoing progress of development work and also valued the quality and standards achieved during the leveling and grading, construction of water works, administration building and road network. He also appreciated the hard work, commitment and dedication of the people who are working on the project.





Karachi - July 30, 2011
Pakistan Textile City Limited held an event to celebrate the commencement of sale of plots at Sindh Governor House

Pakistan Textile City Limited celebrated commencement of sale of plots at Sindh Governor House, Karachi. Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was the Chief Guest at the event which was hosted by Federal Minster for Textile Industry, Makhdoom Shahabuddin and Board of Directors of Pakistan Textile City Limited.

Prominent guests included Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan, Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other Federal and Provincial Ministers, leading textile industrialists, foreign diplomats, and heads of textile associations.

Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, in his speech, stated Pakistan Textile City is being established as a bench-mark industrial zone providing state-of-the-art infrastructure to the value-added textile sectors. It would help increase our exports significantly as more than 277 new units will be established in Textile City. He also said that Pakistan Textile City would provide the ideal synergistic environment for local industrialists to join hands with international partners for establishing joint ventures and benefit from the strategically located facility at Port Qasim.

Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Minister for Textile Industry in his address appreciated the Prime Minister for his support and interest in Pakistan Textile City. He also stated that the project is a major step by the present government to implement its commitment to provide high standard industrial zones that will encourage industrialists to invest in value-added textiles.

CEO of Pakistan Textile City Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain stated that the launch of sale of plots is a landmark achievement. Mr. Hussain said that the launch would boost the growth of textile industry in Pakistan and benefit local and foreign investors to effectively optimize their return on investment. He also stated that this would be a good opportunity for industrialists to think long term and invest in the future of their country which has given them so much.





Karachi - July 23, 2011
Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Finance, visits Pakistan Textile City Office

KARACHI, July 23 (APP): Textile City being built in the eastern area of Port Qasim will provide jobs to about 80,000 people, said Federal Minister for Finance Hafeez Shaikh here on Saturday.  “It is one of the mega projects of the country which is being built with public-private collaboration and with an estimated initial cost of infrastructure facility of Rs 1.5 billion. It will spread over a covered area of 1250 acres,” he said while talking to media men after presiding over a meeting in this regard. “The project is very important for the country enhance for textile exports,” he added.

The Minister further detailed that the Textile City will have 800 plots covering all ancillary units of the textile industry.

He said that the Textile City will have 250MW electric supply and will have 20 million gallon of water supply per day.

“The ECNEC (Executive Committee of National Economic Council) will hopefully give its approval next week in this regard,” he added.

The Minister said that all efforts were being made to provide all the facilities to the establishment of a modernized textile city.

The CEO of Textile City, Zaheer Hussain informed the meeting that the vision was to operate a world class industrial zone dedicated to value added textiles and project Pakistan as a textile hub.

Moreover, he said that the City was being established by mid-year next which will be managed by highly professional team.

The city will have one window operation, utility supply, treatment plant, and other facilities, Zaheer Hussain added.





Karachi - June 30, 2011
Federal Minister for Textile Industry - Makhdoom Shahabuddin addressing during the Pre-Launch Event

Pakistan Textile City Limited organized a Project Pre-Launch event at a local hotel. Federal Minister for Textile Industry - Makhdoom Shahabuddin was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Other attendees included leading textile industrialists, foreign diplomats, and heads of textile associations. There was a keen interest demonstrated in the Textile City project.

Minister of Textile Industry affirmed that Textile City will be a key to the revival of the textile sector and enhance exports. The Minister offered complete support from Government of Pakistan to make Textile City a benchmark industrial zone.

CEO of Pakistan Textile City Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain briefed the gathering on the details and current status of the project located at Eastern Industrial Zone, Port Qasim. He announced sale of plots will Insha Allah commence from mid July 2011. Mr. Hussain also stated that the launch would boost the growth of value added textiles in Pakistan and benefit local and foreign investors to effectively optimize their return on investment.  Advisor to the Prime Minister on Textiles, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and Advisor to Chief Minister of Sindh on Investment, Sindh Board of Investment, Mr. Zubair Motiwala also gave details about the project and its impact on growth of the industry.

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Karachi - 17th March, 2011
Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Federal Minister for Textile industry, visits Pakistan Textile City Head Office, Port Qasim

Makdoom Shahabuddin, Federal Minister for Textile Industry, greatly appreciated the progress of the infrastructure development work during his tour of Pakistan Textile City at Port Qasim on Thursday, April 17. The Federal Minister stated that Textile City will be a bench-mark industrial zone with World Class Infrastructure required by Pakistan’s value-added sector. Once functional, over 200 units could be accommodated at Textile City giving a major boost to the country’s export earnings and creating 80,000 direct jobs.

The Minister was accompanied by Mr. Shahid Rashid, Federal Secretary for Textile Industry. Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Textile City, and his management team conducted the tour.

Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain briefed the minister about the salient features of Textile City. He mentioned that project is spread over an area of 1,250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located 6km from the National Highway. Main features are one window operation, stable & uninterrupted power supply, water, gas and combined effluent treatment plant. This project, expected to be launched soon, will be the first Industrial City in Pakistan to have ISO 14000 compliant infrastructure.

Makhdoom Shahabuddin witnessed the ongoing progress of development work and also valued the quality and standards achieved during the leveling and grading, construction of water works, administration building and road network.





Karachi – 19th January, 2011
The Standing Committee of National Assemble visit at Pakistan Textile City Head Office, Port Qasim

Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Textile Industry was held under the chairmanship of Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari MNA, at the Pakistan Textile City, Head Office, Port Qasim, Karachi.

The meeting was also attended by Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Federal Minister for Textile Industry and Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City. The committee was briefed about the company and the ongoing development of the project.

Federal Minister Rana Farooq stated that Textile City will be a bench-mark industrial zone with World Class Infrastructure required by Pakistan’s value-added sector. Once functional, over 200 units could be accommodated at Textile City giving a major boost to the country’s export earnings and creating 80,000 direct jobs.

The CEO of the Pakistan Textile City Ltd. while briefing the standing committee on the agenda stated that the Pakistan Textile City is an unlisted public limited company incorporated in May, 2004, under the companies’ ordinance 1984. It is driven with the vision to develop and operate world class industrial zones across Pakistan, dedicated to value added textile industries and project Pakistan as hub of quality textiles. Textile City is spread over an area of 1250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and total cost of the project is Rs. 14-15 billion approximately excluding cost of power plant to be built on BOO basis. The major industrial clusters planned in Textile City are weaving, dyeing, denim, bed linen, knit wear, towel, apparel, support industries and services will also be catered for.

The committee pledged to support this major project of national importance and urged all stake holders to do the same.





Karachi – 11th December, 2010
Federal Minister for Textile Rana Farooq Saeed Khan Visits Textile City, Port Qasim

Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Federal Minister for Textile, Dr. Waqar Masood, Secretary for Textile along with directors and management of Textile City visited Pakistan Textile City Limited head office at Port Qasim and had briefed about the pace of the project. During the site visit Federal Minister appreciated the pace of development work. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO of Pakistan Textile City briefed the delegation about the timeline of the project. Minister acknowledged the quality of road network and also appreciated the velocity of construction work at water works package including reservoir of 20 million gallon process water, 1.5 million gallon for potable water, 120,000 gallon for fire fighting, 120,000 gallon over head tank, pump rooms, etc.

Rana Farooq stated that Textile City will be a bench-mark industrial zone having world class infrastructure to the value-added textile sector. Once fully operational, it will help increase our exports significantly as more than 200 new units will be established in Textile City, spread over an area of 1250 acres.

 





Karachi – 26th July, 2010
Relocation of Office (Pakistan Textile City Ltd.)

The Management of Pakistan Textile City is pleased to announce that our offices have been shifted to new locations. We can now be reached at:

Head Office:

Administration Building,
Pakistan Textile City,
Eastern Industrial Zone, Port Qasim,
Karachi
Tel: 021- 34221671-5

Our Corporate Office has shifted from Finance and Trade Centre to a new location:

Corporate Office:

Pakistan Textile City,
C-1/7, Faisal Cottages, Mohammad Ali Bogra Road,
Gulshan-e-Faisal, Bath Island, Karachi
UAN: 021-111-711-117
Tel: 021- 35869566-69
Fax: 021- 35869570





Karachi – 28th April, 2010
Visit of Textile City management to TMA House, Karachi

A delegation of Pakistan Textile City management led by Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain CEO, Syed Asif Jamal, GM Technical Operations along with Marketing & Sales team visited Towel Manufacturers Association at TMA House on Wednesday 28th April, 2010. Waqar Alam, Chairman TMA, Naqi Bari (Ex-Chairman PHMA) and eminent members of TMA welcomed the delegation from Textile City.

Incorporated as public private joint venture, Pakistan Textile City is being developed as the first W.T.O. and I.S.O. compliant textile processing industrial zone at Port Qasim, Karachi, offering uninterrupted utilities like power, gas, water and Effluent Treatment plant in an exclusive textile environment.

Zaheer Hussain gave the project presentation to the members and informed them about the current status of infrastructure development. The members showed keen interest in Textile City and particularly appreciated that Textile City is the first industrial zone which is taking practical steps prior to its launch such as establishment of Captive Power Plant of 250 MW on B.O.O. basis, construction of road network and Water Works, laying of a dedicated water supply line of 20 MGD and designing of 18 MGD Combined Effluent Treatment Plant.

Chairman TMA Mr. Waqar Alam hoped that the early completion of Textile City will help in revival of textile sector and increase in exports. He also offered his complete support to help Textile City develop as a benchmark industrial zone for textile sector.





Karachi - 10th April, 2010
Participation of Textile City Limited in Sindh Board of Investment Conference, Karachi

Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) is bringing the public objectives close to private initiatives. Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) is the primary investment promotion agency of the province positioning Sindh as an attractive destination for investment. SBI strives to find new avenues for public private collaboration, develop investment opportunities for large, medium and small investors and facilitate investment projects. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad Khan formally inaugurated the Sindh Investment Conference organized by SBI on April 10, 2010, which was attended by large number of diplomats, representatives of multinational companies, eminent foreign and local personalities from business and investment sectors.

 

Pakistan Textile City Limited participated in SBI Conference as partner, representing one of the key mega investment projects being developed in Karachi through public-private joint venture.





Karachi – 08th April, 2010
Commencement of Water Works Package at Pakistan Textile City Limited

On April 08, 2010 Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Textile City performed the ground breaking of Water Works Package while Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, CEO Principal Builders, and members of NESPAK team led by Muhammad Shoaib, Chief Planner/Project Manager were also present at the occasion.

In line with accelerated pace of development, the Board of Directors of Textile City recently awarded the contract of Water Works Package  to M/s Principal Builders.

The Water Works project covers a 20 million gallon (MG) water reservoir, 1.5 MG potable water underground tank, an overhead tank of 125,000 gallons and underground water tank for firefighting system. Potable water will be treated through chlorination process and pass through sand filter beds to ensure the supply of good quality drinking water. The project will also be equipped with dedicated generators and pump house. Boundary walls will secure the entire Water Works installations spread over 20 acres. The project’s projected completion time is twelve months. The project has been awarded to renowned contractors M/s Principal Builders under NESPAK’s supervision. A 23 km 48 inch diameter water supply pipeline for 20 MGD is in the process of being laid by KW&SB from Forebay High Point to Textile City site

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Karachi - 10th March, 2010
Visit of Textile City management to S.I.T.E. Association of Industry, S.I.T.E. Area Karachi

A delegation of Pakistan Textile City management led by Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO visited S.I.T.E. Association of Industry offices. Mr. Salim Parekh, Chairman of S.I.T.E. Association of Industry welcomed the delegation of Textile City. Mr. Nisar Shaikhani, Director Textile City and former Chairman of S.I.T.E. Association and APTPMA was also present at the occasion.

Incorporated as public private joint venture, Pakistan Textile City is being developed as the first W.T.O. and I.S.O. compliant textile processing industrial zone at Port Qasim, Karachi, offering uninterrupted utilities like power, gas, water and Effluent Treatment plant in an exclusive textile environment.

During the briefing at S.I.T.E. Association Office, Mr. Zaheer showed a project presentation to the members and informed them about the current status of infrastructure development. The members of S.I.T.E. Association appreciated the master planning of the project and showed keen interest in the concept of separate clusters for weaving, denim, bed Linen, knitwear, towel, apparel, dyeing and printing. The members particularly appreciated the fact that Textile City is the first industrial zone which is taking practical steps to establish Captive Power Plant of 250 MW on B.O.O. basis and lay a dedicated water supply line of 20 MGD and design a 18MGD Combined Effluent Treatment Plant from renowned consultants, prior to the launch of booking of plots.

The Chairman of S.I.T.E. Association of Industry Mr. Salim Parekh thanked CEO Textile City for updating the members and hoped that the early completion of Textile City will help in revival of textile sector and increase in exports and offered complete support to make Textile City a success.






Renowned industrialists Zubair Motiwala and Nisar Sheikhani appointed on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Textile City Limited

Renowned business leaders and industrialists Zubair Motiwala and Nisar Sheikhani have been appointed on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Textile City Limited.

Pakistan Textile City Limited, a public-private joint-venture corporation is developing the first dedicated industrial zone at Port Qasim for the textile industry offering internationally compliant infrastructure. Work on 20 MGD water pipeline, 250 captive MW power plant, road network, designing of effluent treatment plant and administration building is in progress while the project is expected to be offered for booking of industrial plots soon.

Zubair Motiwala, advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh for provincial investment is a well-known leading business and industry figure of Pakistan. He is also Ex-President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Former Chairman APTPMA, Chairman Ministry of Textile Committee on Reducing Cost of Doing Business in Textile & Clothing Sector, Chairman SITE Association of Industry, Chairman Council of Karachi’s Industrial Association and is part of board of several other leading organizations.

Nisar Shekhani, former Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA), and Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE), is a leading textile industrialist known for his contributions to the value-added textile sector. He also serves as Chairman of Razak Silk Mill (Pvt.) Ltd.





Karachi - 31st October, 2009
5th Annual General Meeting

The 5th Annual General Meeting was held on October 31, 2009 in which the Audited Financial Statements of Pakistan Textile City Limited for the year ended June 30, 2009 along with the Directors’ and Auditor’s reports thereon were considered and approved.

The Auditors, M/s. M. Yousuf Adil Saleem & Co. Chartered Accountants have been re-appointed as statutory auditors for the year 2009-10.





Karachi - 10th October, 2009
PQATI Conference at Marriot Hotel

Port Qasim Association of Trade and Industry convened a conference on “Challenges Faced by Pakistani Industries, Remedies and Future prospects for Industrialization”. CEO of Pakistan Textile City Ltd. Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain was one of the keynote speakers. Mr. Hussain revealed Pakistan Textile City as “A dream into reality” and informed the audience about the current status and pace of development of the project.  Chief Guest Vice Admiral, M. Asad Qureshi, Chairman Port Qasim Authority, Jawaid Hanif Khan, D.C.O. Karachi, Naeem Ilyas KHanani, Patron-in-Chief PQATI, Mian Muhammad Ahmed, Chairman PQATI and other prominent industrialists from Port Qasim Industrial Area were also present at the conference.

 

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Karachi - 8th October, 2009
All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) delegation visits Textile City

A delegation of APTPMA led by former Chairman M. Nisar Shekhani and newly-elected Vice Chairman Anees Motiwala visited Pakistan Textile City Limited office on Thursday. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO of Pakistan Textile City welcomed the delegation and briefed about the salient features of the project.

During the briefing at Textile City head office, the delegation appreciated the master planning of the project and showed keen interest in the concept of separate clusters for weaving, denim, bed Linen, knitwear, towel, apparel, dyeing and for support industries like zips, button, thread packaging etc.

 The APTPMA delegation later visited the site of Textile City at Eastern Industrial Zone, Port Qasim. Mr. Shekhani appreciated the pace of development of access road network, construction of administration building and designing of Pakistan’s largest Combined Effluent Treatment Plant. The delegation was informed about the development work on 20 MGD water supply pipeline of being laid by KW & SB.  They also appreciated the progress made by Textile City in attracting international B.O.O. sponsor for captive power plant of 250 MW with its first phase of 68 MW likely to be commissioned by end of 2010.

The delegation members hoped that the early completion of Textile City will help in revival of textile sector and increase in exports and offered complete support to make Textile City a benchmark industrial zone.

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Karachi - 6th October, 2009
Textile City Issues LoI for 250 MW Captive Power Plant Project

Pakistan Textile City Limited is committed to develop and manage the first industrial zone with World class infrastructure at Port Qasim, for value added textile industries to help the industry meet post WTO challenges.

Provision of stable power supply is the most essential requirement for the development of Industry. To accelerate the pace of development at site, Textile City has recently issued Letter of Intent (LoI) for setting up of 250 MW Captive Power plant for Textile City, Karachi to   M/s Vasti Power Inc. Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO of Textile City handed over the LoI to Mr. Syed Yusuf Jamil Rizvi, Director Vasti Power on Oct 6, 2009.

Vasti Power is a Canada-based firm with vast international experience of setting up power plant projects.

The 250 MW power plant is a Gas fired plant to be installed in three phases, with first phase of about 68 MW, based on Gas engines with cogeneration facility likely to be commissioned by end of 2010.

Second and third phases will be developed as per requirement of Textile City.





Karachi - 20th August, 2009
CEO of Naveena Group of Companies visited Textile City at Port Qasim.

Textile City is the vital need of the textile industry of Pakistan; the establishment of Textile City will increase the growth of value added textiles and also support the total export potential of Pakistan.  This was stated by Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Khalid, CEO, Naveena Group of Industries, during his recent visit to Pakistan Textile City site at Port Qasim Authority along with Mr. Shahzad Khalid, Director, Naveena Group of Industries and Mr. M. Ali Sadiq, Director Finance, Naveena Group of Industries. Mr. Iftikhar appreciated the pace of development works on site like roads network and construction of administration building. He also appreciated the master planning of the Textile City.

 

Mr. Asif Jamal, GM Operations and Mr. Shomail Ahmed, Sr. Manager Marketing & Sales briefed him about the timeline and salient features of the project. Mr. Iftikhar was also briefed about the development work on water supply pipeline of 48 inch diameter being built by KW & SB. He was also updated about the progress made by Textile City in attracting B.O.O sponsors for captive power plant of 250 MW for the project.





Karachi - 26th of August 2009
Progress of work on 50 m and 100 m wide ROWs in Textile City

Pakistan Textile City Limited is committed to develop and manage the first industrial zone with world class infrastructure at Eastern Zone, Port Qasim, dedicated to help value added textile industries meet global challenges and enhance exports.

Following the Launch of infrastructure Development by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Yusuf Raza Gilani on June 27, 2009, Pakistan Textile City Limited is heading towards the commercial launch of booking of industrial plots soon. Various development packages have been started including Road network which would enable easy access to all areas within Textile City.

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Karachi - 27th of June 2009
PRIME MINISTER INAUGURATES THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT OF PAKISTAN TEXTILE CITY

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani inaugurated the infrastructure development of Textile City located at Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim on Saturday 27th June, 2009. An impressive inauguration ceremony was held at the site of Textile City. Prominent among the guests included Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Minster for Textile Industry, Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan and Federal Minister for Port & Shipping, Senator Babar Ghauri.
 

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani appreciated the efforts of Ministry of Textile and Management of Pakistan Textile City. The prime minister said that Infrastructure development was critical for growth and acted as a catalyst for generating economic activity. The Prime Minister declared that Textile City will serve as benchmark project and provide world-class infrastructure to local and international textile businesses.

 

Earlier, Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, in his address, appreciated the Prime Minister for his support and interest in Textile City project. He said that Textile City would be a major milestone towards the revival of the textile industry of Pakistan.

 

The CEO of Textile City Zaheer A. Hussain briefed the Prime Minister and other guests about the infrastructure development. He said that the land utilization plan, project master plan from Port Qasim, Water Pipeline funding and Environment Impact Assessment from E.P.A. had already been approved. He informed that Leveling & Grading works was 95% completed. Technical advisor for 250MW Power plant had already been appointed and the pre-qualification of B.O.O. Sponsors for Establishment of the Power Plant was in progress. “The Contracts of construction of administration building, consultancy agreement for CETP and Road works priority package has been awarded to reputable companies while water works (Package III) will soon be awarded,” he added.

 

Textile City is spread over an area of 1,250 acres of land in Eastern Industrial Zone of Port Qasim and it is conveniently located at 6km from National Highway. Main features of the Textile City are one window operation, stable & uninterrupted power supply, water, gas and combined effluent treatment plant. This project, expected to be launched soon, will provide world class infrastructure and will give fresh impetus to the industry by providing direct jobs to more than 80,000 people. Booking of industrial plots is expected to begin soon in 2009.

 

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Karachi – 29th of May 2009
CETP Consultancy Contract awarded

 

To meet the global compliance standards, Combined Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is essential for the textile processing industry.

Recently the Board of Directors of Pakistan Textile City approved the award of the Consultancy contract of CETP to M/s NEC Consultants (Pvt.) Limited, one of the leading, well-reputed and established environmental and energy consultants in Pakistan. On May 29th, Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City and Mr. Izharul Haq, Zonal Head (South Zone) NEC Consultants formally signed the contract agreement.

 

NEC Consultants, established in 1993, has come a long way in retaining its excellence in diversified areas of environmental protection and resource efficiency. NEC is credited with not only designing but also training the management team of state-of-the-art CETP projects in the country.

 

A combined effluent treatment plant, with capacity of around 16 million gallons per day, is being designed by NEC as per international standards. The CETP  will be setup in Textile City for the treatment and final disposal of the industrial waste water of the textile units located within the Textile City.

 

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Karachi – 29th of May 2009
Package of Construction of Administration Building Awarded

Pakistan Textile City Limited is committed to develop and manage the first    industrial zone with world class infrastructure at Eastern Zone,   Port Qasim, dedicated to help value added textile industries meet global challenges and  enhance exports.

In line   with accelerated pace    of development, the Board of Directors of    Textile City recently awarded    the contract of construction   of Administration Building   (Phase I) to M/s Principal Builders. On May 29th, 2009 Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Textile City and Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Chief Executive Principal Builders signed the contract agreement.

 

Established in 1987, Principal Builders has followed a steady path of growth in the field of construction contracting. M/s Principal Builders, well known as the pioneers in BMS concept, has successfully completed numerous industrial, commercial, residential and institutional projects.

 

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Karachi – 19th of February, 2009
Commencement of Work on Water Supply Pipeline to Textile City

One of the main features of Textile City, Port Qasim is to provide consistent water supply. To ensure this Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has committed to provide 20 Million Gallons per day of water to Textile City. KW&SB published the tender advertisement on 19th of Nov, 2008 for laying of 48” water pipeline from KW&SB high point (Forebay) to Textile City, Port Qasim. The contract was awarded to M/s Shaikh Baz Khan & Brothers (SBK) which has vast experience in this field. SBK started the work on 19th of Feb, 09 and the project is planned to be completed within nine months.

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Karachi – 9th of February, 2009
Visit of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Textile Industry to Pakistan Textile City

The Standing Committee of National Assembly on Textile Industry visited Pakistan Textile City Limited’s head office; Mr. Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Chairman of the Standing Committee chaired the meeting.

The member of Standing Committee attended the meeting along with Mr. Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Federal Minister for Textile Industry, Mr. M. Idrees Ahmad, Textile Commissioner and Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City. The committee was briefed about the company and the ongoing development of the project.

The committee was apprised on the fast developing work at the Pakistan Textile City. They were told that the land utilization plan, project master plan from Port Qasim, Water Pipeline funding, Gas connection by S.S.G.C. and Environment Impact Assessment from E.P.A. had already been approved. The committee was also informed that Leveling & Grading works was 90% completed, Technical Advisor for 250MW Power plant had already been appointed and the pre-qualification of Sponsors for Establishment of the Power Plant was in progress

After the briefing session at Pakistan Textile City head office, the Standing Committee also visited the site of Textile City at Port Qasim and witnessed the ongoing progress of the development packages.

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Karachi – 23rd of January, 2009
Visit of Mr. Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Federal Minister for Textile Industry to Pakistan Textile City

Mr. Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Federal Minister for Textile Industry visited Pakistan Textile City Limited’s head office and chaired detailed review meeting with the management of the company. Mr. Abdul Rauf, Federal Secretary and Mr. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, Textile Commissioner also attended the meeting. Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO Pakistan Textile City welcomed the guests.

The Federal Minister also visited the site of Textile City; Mr. Zaheer A Hussain briefed him about the progress of the development activities. Federal Minister lauded the pace of development of the project and assured his full support.

The Federal Minister stated that Textile City would be a milestone towards the revival of the textile industry due to its world class infrastructure and would give fresh impetus to the industry.

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Karachi, 21st of November, 2008
Appointment of Technical Advisor for 250 MW Power Plant

On 21st November 2008, the management of Pakistan Textile City Limited signed the contract for ‘Technical Advisor’ services with renowned consultant Mr. Najam Farooqui for its upcoming captive power plants of 250 MW at Textile City, Eastern Industrial Zone, Port Qasim. In picture, Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO, Pakistan Textile City is shaking hands with Technical Advisor Mr. Najam Farooqi.

Mr. Najam Farooqi is a seasoned international consultant in the field of Power Generation. A foreign qualified professional and member of renowned international institutes in UK and USA, Mr. Farooqui has served as consultant for many power plant projects in Pakistan, China, UK, UAE, Iran, Iraq and Armenia. Mr. Farooqi has served as a Director in HUB Power Company Board for 12 years, besides being associated as its technical advisor acting as Operations Director. On behalf of World Bank, he has been contributing his services for important IPP projects including Gul Ahmed Energy (126MW) at Karachi and Koh-e-Noor Energy (128MW) at Lahore. At present, he is also working as a Project Consultant for different international clients on projects for KESC (SITE and Korangi Power stations), LESCO (Gas fired power stations) and PEPCO (Rental Project).





12th of July, 2008
EPA approves EIA report of Textile City, Port Qasim

 

The Environmental Protection Agency, Govt. of Sindh (EPA) has accorded its approval in favor of Pakistan Textile City Limited after analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of project of Textile City which is located at Eastern Industrial Zone Port Qasim, Karachi.

 

On the occasion of the Public hearing, Mr. Zaheer A. Hussain, CEO of Pakistan Textile City assured the participants of company’s commitment to be environment friendly organization.

 

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4th of April, 2008
karachi, Pakistan Textile City at Textile Asia, 08

The public-private joint venture, Pakistan Textile City participated in a big way at Textile Asia 2008 being held at the Expo Centre.

The attractively designed stall of Pakistan Textile City drew the attention of the visitors where complete information on this project was available. Mr. Zafar Mehmood, Secretary. Ministry of Textile visited the stall and unveiled the Textile City’s impressive model. He appreciated the efforts made for the projection of this World Class Infrastructure and wished it success.

Pakistan Textile City is being developed as an exclusive industrial estate dedicated to value-added textile products. The project is sure to attract both local and foreign investors for enhanced investment in the textile sector in Pakistan. Pakistan Textile City has been appropriately termed as “the pearl of the textile industry”.

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