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Pakistan to implement environmental laws in knitwear, garment units

Pakistan textile industry has received technical support from the Punjab Environment Protection Department to implement environmental laws in the factories set up by knitwear and garment manufacturers and exporters. The entrepreneurs have chalked out a detailed plan of action to ensure total compliance with national and international standards. The time frame to bring about total compliance has been set at one year.

The move to complete compliance process was confirmed by the Environment Secretary Zafar Nasrullah. He said the department is actively giving technical support and mentoring to industry members to adopt technically sound and cost effective solutions facilitating green entrepreneurial processes.

The compliance initiative will also receive adequate support in terms of soft loans from banks and financial institutions. The department is also prepared to create linkage with financial institutions and banks to provide soft loans to the industry.