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
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