By admin       2018-11-30

Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) Wednesday urged the government to review its decision of import of lint through Torkham border and demanded that lint import be allowed only through sea route when existing stock of lint at ginning factories and Phutti in the fields is utilized completely. This was stated by PCGA vice chairman Mahr Muhammad Ashraf while addressing a press conference at PCGA House. Ginners group chairman Haji Muhammad Akram, former PCGA chairman Shahzad Ali Khan, former vice chairman PCGA Asim Saeed, Malik Talat Suhail, Khawaja Riaz Hussain Siddiqui, and Chaudhry Khalid Bashir were also present. PCGA vice chairman said that no decision that has potential to hurt the interests of the farmers and ginners should be finalized. He appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into their plight adding that the permission was being granted now despite the fact that the textile sector would require the imported lint in June-August 2019. He said that import of lint at this time would impact the domestic market and price of lint negatively. Moreover, he added, import of lint through Torkham without inspection and fumigation would also carry chances of virus. He said that farmers and ginners still have four million bales of cotton. He also urged the government to levy import duty on cotton from other countries.

Download App

# #

Member Login