LAHORE: The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has elected Luqman Sheikh as North Zone chairman for the year 2021-22. Those who were elected as ZMC (NZ) members include Waseem Akhtar Khan, Mubashar Naseer Butt, Sajid Saleem Minhas, Ansar Aziz, Abid Khawaja and Umar-uz-Zaman.
The newly-elected zonal chairman Sheikh Luqman Amin vowed to promote the Association to the new heights. He thanked the members for reposing confidence on him to lead the PRGMEA. Sheikh Luqman Amin said that it was an honor for him to assume the office of the NZ Chairman for the year 2021-22. He vowed to continue with his efforts for the promotion and protection of the value-added textile industry. His top priority would be uninterrupted energy supply at regionally competitive prices to the apparel sector, resolution of tax related issues, and a favorable environment for the promotion of garment industry in Pakistan especially in Punjab.
He drew attention of the garment exporters to meet the challenges in international market so that momentum of exports could not only be maintained but also new opportunities be fully exploited. He encouraged the exporters not to worry about threats of globalization, rather the hidden benefits should be explored and utilized. He, however, said that increasing productivity, improving efficiencies and reducing wastages would be the practical remedies to be adopted by exporters to be able to compete in the world market.
PRGMEA Chief Coordinator Ijaz khokhar congratulated the newly-elected ZMC members and the zonal chairman, expressing the hope that the new team headed by Sheikh Luqman Amin would continue the excellent work in the best interest of the entire value-added textile sector. He expressed the confidence of making full efforts to work selflessly to resolve issues and problems faced by the industry in the best interests of PRGMEA members and in further enhancing and boosting the exports.