Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

Pakistan: two different approaches to textile parks

Proposals for purpose-built garment manufacturing parks pointed in different ways. Pakistan’s Punjab premier sounded plausible over a planned Textile City near Lahore, even showing Chinese investors claimed to be interested in funding the plan – though making demands on land and energy availability that may not be realistic.  Karachi’s Garment City, a project repeatedly announced, then forgotten about, for the previous decade, was reported to  “on the verge of failure”

 

But by January 2014, the Lahore project timing started looking unrealistic too, as court case challenged the legality of land acquisition. In early February 2014,  a timetable and budget for the Karachi proposal appeared, looking almost achievable