The first-ever ‘Pakistan Textile Portal’ has been launched by the National Textile University in Faisalabad (NTU) to facilitate those involved in the textile industry, Dawn reported.
Inaugurating this portal at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) on Friday, FCCI President Atif Munir Sheikh underlined the importance of the textile sector in the economy and said that Faisalabad is the country’s textile hub.
“We have the privilege to contribute 46 percent of shares to the total textile export of Pakistan,” he said as reported by Dawn. The portal will contain information related to types of textiles and will help meet export targets.
The textile sector employs about 45 percent of the total labor force in the country and contributes 8.5 percent to the total GDP.
Dr. Hafsa Jamsheed said that mills, small and mid-size enterprises (SME’s) could register with the portal free of cost and display their products by uploading detailed information about their brand and manufacturing capacity.