APTMA Achievements




As CHAIRMAN APTMA Punjab (2009-2010)

  • Free market mechanism.
  • No intervention in the export or domestic sale of yarn.
  • Load-shedding exemption secured for Prime User member mills on independent & grouped feeders.
  • Inspite of increased gas shortage, gas curtailment days reduced from 77 days to 55 days.
  • For the first time, C.N.G. sector included in gas load management programme.
  • Minimal and deferred impact of gas ensured.
  • NPO Energy audit of 50 textile mills completed.
  • Successful installation of Energy Management System in 25 selected mills in collaboration with G.T.Z. (Germany).
  • Profitability of industry restored.
  • Exemption of customs duty on machinery & equipment imported by Textile Industrial Units secured.
  • Technology Up-Gradation Support Order secured for 2010 with 50% support extended.
  • Mark-up Rate Relief secured against Long Term Loans.
  • Establishment of Pakistan Cotton Forum.


  • Achievement of 14 billion dollars textile export target first time in Pakistan history.
  • Transfer of 300 billion rupees to cotton farmers.
  • PCCC restructuring, establishment of center of excellence for cotton research, APTMA management on PCCC.
  • Establishment of APTMA energy management cell in the collaboration with GIZ Germany to support textile industry in energy efficiency and security.
  • Exemption from load shedding for Textile industry/member (Prime Consumers) mills of APTMA on independent & grouped feeders.
  • No Electricity Load shedding to member mills during winter and minimum load shedding during summer for non prime member mills.
  • For the first time sharing of gas shortfall by all stakeholders including, fertilizer, IPPs and CNG sectors.
  • Zero rating of sales tax for the Textile sector vide SRO 283(I)/2011/1125(I)2012.
  • Restoration of exemption on machinery and plant import from sales tax vide SRO 411.
  • Withdrawal of SED of 2.5%.
  • Establishment of new regional office in Faisalabad to facilitate the member mills located in Faisalabad cluster.
  • APTMA image elevated, public advocacy, issues representation at the highest office.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS).


  • Successfully represented matters relating to sales tax and zero rating.
  • Handled the issues of sales tax notices issued to members under section 25 and 38 regarding SRO 283 and 1125.
  • Reduction of GIDC from Rs. 100 per MMBTU to Rs. 50 per MMBTU.
  • Ban on CNG Kits and new connections.
  • Constitution of Prime Minister Task Force on Energy with Chair by APTMA leader.
  • Record production of cotton due to free market mechanism proposed by APTMA.
  • Maximum gas supply share of Industry among CNG and Fertilizer sector.
  • Reduction in turnover tax from 1% to 0.5%.
  • Five days a week basis gas supply during summer.
  • Exemption from electricity load shedding during summer with just 25% load reduction.
  • APTMA join Hands with other major industries e.g. Fertilizers and power sectors and founded a “Save Industry Forum Pakistan”.
  • Establishment of Sustainable Production center of APTMA in collaboration with GIZ.
  • Proposals for LNG Imports, TAPI and IPI for managing the energy crisis at the earliest.
  • Reduction in discount rate by 150 basis points.


  • Availability of gas supply to the member mills on hourly basis for 7 days a week.
  • Successful representations in the Supreme Court of Pakistan with respect to equitable electricity load shedding to obtain relief from load shedding to the textile industry.
  • Change/ Improvement of priority order of gas allocation policy for the captive power.
  • Energy security initiatives proposals/solutions including short term, medium term and long term.
  • Record efforts made to seek relief from load shedding for prime member mills of APTMA.
  • Maximum gas supply share of Industry among CNG and Fertilizer sector.
  • Successfully represented matters relating to sales tax and zero rating.
  • Handled the issues of sales tax of members regarding Sales Tax Notification SRO 154 (1) /2013.
  • Reduction of WHT deduction rate to 1% from 2%.
  • Reduction in discount rate by 100 basis points.
  • Successfully made in-roads to the newly elected federal government.
  • APTMA join hands with all other textile sector associations to save the textile industry.
  • Initiatives on Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy, CSR and Sustainability under SPC.
  • Announcement of Triple Bottom Line (People-Planet-Profit) strategy adoption for the betterment of Textile Industry of Pakistan.
  • APTMA image building as largest and premier industry association of Pakistan globally.
  • Studies and Efforts made for PCCC structure improvement.
  • Emerged APTMA as a leading public advocacy organization of Pakistan.
  • Renovation of APTMA Lahore Office & meeting hall.
  • Initiatives carried to change perception of Pakistan internationally and to market the textile industry of Pakistan, i.e. Representations to the Ambassadors, Trade/Fashion Shows.

Lake City

Lake City is a resort / residential development, planned 13 km on the outskirts of Lahore. The affluent factor in nominating the site, in view of the mounting pollution levels in the city, were its environmentally serene surrounding in close proximity to Lahore. The development derives its name from the artificial lakes that will form the focal point of the habitat. Website :http://www.lakecitylahore.com

Ejaz Group of Companies

EJAZ GROUP OF COMPANNIES was established in 1950 with the objective of setting up an international trading house in Pakistan. Trading in the fields of Polypropylene, Chemicals, Oils, Cement, Textile and other related products was successfully achieved by the end of 1980. Website: http://www.ejazgroup.com


Address: 34/E-1 Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan
E-mail: gohar@ejazgroup.com