Pakistan textile industries have demanded emergency measures from the government as foreign buyers have canceled or suspended $1.3 billion worth of textile products due to Convid 19. According to Pakistan Chemicals and Disease Association, the supply chain in the country is also likely to be affected due to lockdown in the production of textile, pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors. Pakistan exports $25 billion annually, but the outflow is stopped due to lockdown.
Ijaz Khokhar, Chief Coordinator of the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association, says canceling orders from global buyers or delay will affect labor and more people will go below the poverty level. The airlines and the hotel industry, on the other hand, have been the most affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus all over the world and buyers of hotel businesses abroad have also delayed their imports from Pakistan