All Pakistan Textile Mills Association
(APTMA) is the premier national trade association of the textile
spinning, weaving, and composite mills representing the organized
sector in Pakistan. APTMA emerges as the largest association of
the country as it represents 396 textile mills out of which 315
are spinning, 44 weaving and 37 composite units. These spinning
mills have production facilities of texturing, mercerizing and dyeing
of yarns; weaving mills have sizeable number of air-jet looms, and
the composite mills have manufacturing facilities from spinning
to finished textile products under one roof. The total installed
capacity of APTMA member mills accounts for 9,661,366 spindles,
61,608 rotors, 10,452 Shuttleless/Airjet Looms and 1897 conventional
looms. The Association's members produce spun and open-end yarn,
grey, printed dyed fabrics and bed linen.
The Role of APTMA
As per charter and by-laws, aims and objectives of the Association
1. To encourage friendly feeling and unanimity amongst Textile Mill
owners on all subjects connected with their common good.
2. To secure good relations between members of the Association.
3. To promote and protect the trade commerce and manufactures of
Pakistan in general and of the cotton trade in particular.
4. To consider questions connected with the trade commerce and manufactures
of its members.
5. To collect and circulate statistics & information classify
relating to the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
6. To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, supporting
or opposing legislative and other measures affecting the trade,
commerce or manufactures of its members.
7. To make representation to local, Provincial and Central authorities
on any matter connected with the trade, commerce and manufactures
of its members.
8. To arbitrate in the settlement of disputes arising out of transactions,
piece goods, yarn and other manufactured goods between parties willing
or agreeing to submit to arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration
Rules of the Association.
9. To advance and promote commercial and technical education connected
with the trade and commerce of its members.
10. To undertake special inquiries and initiate or support any action
for securing the redress of legitimate grievances connected with
the trade or commerce of its members.
11. To take any action which may be conducive to the extension of
the trade and commerce of its members or incidental to the attainment
of this object.
12. To subscribe, to become a member of and cooperate with any other
Association whether incorporated or not whose objects are altogether
or in part similar to those of the Association and to procure from
or communicate to any such Association such information as may be
likely to forward the objects of this Association
13. To establish or aid in the establishment of funds to benefit
employees of the Association or the depending of such persons and
to subscribe, donate or guarantee money for charitable or benevolent
purposes at the discretion of the Association.
14. To regulate conditions of employment in the industry conducted
or carried on by its members.
15. And generally to do all that may be necessary in the interest
of the realization of the above objects of the Association directly
Association's Principal Office is located at Karachi and Regional
Offices are at Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. The Principal Office
functions under the administrative control of the Chairman and Central
Executive Committee. It deals with the affairs connected with textile
trade and industry effecting members relating to Federal Government,
whereas matters concerning Provincial Governments are dealt by the
Regional Offices under the direction of Regional Chairmen.
The Chairman and Vice-Chairmen from Regional Offices are elected
by the members annually and are charged with implementing the policies
and program directives decided by the Central Executive Committees.
The Chief Operating Officer and Secretaries are responsible for
carrying out day-to-day affairs and programmes of the Association.
The Central Executive Committee continuously reviews the policies
and programs of the Association and establishes priorities accordingly.
Government policies and plans at the federal level have a significant
impact on textile industry affairs. APTMA works in close coordination
with other national textile trade association and groups to safe
guard the interest of its members in particular and textile industry
as a whole. APTMA's role to supplement and complement overall industry
activities is always motivated with interests of yarn and cloth
segments of the industry.
Specifically, APTMA is involved on a continuing basis in the areas
such as import and local procurement of cotton, cotton legislation,
income and sales tax law, government statistical programs, and customs
regulations concerning textiles exports and imports.
Several yarn industry executives serve on government advisory committees
including the State Bank of Pakistan, TDAP, Ministry of Commerce
and Federal Board of Revenue, Trade Policy Advisory Committee, and
the Industry Sector Advisory Committee etc.
Statistical and Economic Information
The Association collects and compiles statistical and economic
data on the textile industry mostly from a number of government
sources and publishes Chairman's Annual Review to keep Association
members and other sectors related to the industry fully informed
about production and marketing trends in Pakistan and world. In
addition, special reports are developed periodically on specific
subjects at the request of the various committees and government
The annual general meeting of the Association held each September
is an important component of APTMA's total program. Through this
vehicle, industry members come to know each other's issues/problems
and have time to assess industry trends in an atmosphere apart from
APTMA's activities and specific areas of interest are addressed
through its Standing Committees, chaired by an industry executive.
The committees are as follows:
Standing Committee on Raw Cotton
Standing Committee on Man Made Fibre & Synthetic Textiles
Standing Committee on Banking
Standing Committee on Energy
Standing Committee on International Trade / WTO / ADI
Standing Committee on Research & Development
Standing Committee on Legal Affairs
Standing Committee on Administration & Finance
Standing Committee on Image Building and Media Management
Standing Committee on Islamabad Affairs
Standing Committee on Value Addition
Standing Committee on Export Price Check
Standing Committee on Customs, Sales Tax & Industry
Standing Committee on Taxation
APTMA membership consists of partnerships and or individual proprietorships,
which operate machinery for spinning, dyeing, texturizing, twisting,
or otherwise processing of yarn, thread, or cordage, grey, printed
and printed cloth and made ups for sale.
The expenses of maintaining APTMA's professional staff and offices
are met from the annual subscriptions and services provided to members.
APTMA Principal Offices is the central administrative organization,
but each member has its own offices and governing board.
For information about Membership, Chief Operating Officer of APTMA,
Principal Office, can be contacted.