Issues in Garments Sector in Pakistan: A Pareto Analysis
Syed Abdul Sattar Shah, Asad Raza Abidi, Fayyazraza Chandio, Faiz M. Shaikh

This research investigates the issues in Garments Sector In Pakistan: A Pareto Analysis. Data were collected100 textile mills, in the form of unstructured questionnaire from the textile industry of Pakistan. The main respondents of the questionnaire were senior to middle level management located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Kotri, Nooriabad, Faisalabad and Lahorethe for the purpose of this study yellow pages were used for identification and address of the respondents and web site of APTMA. From the 100 e-mail addresses, 10 were bounced and returned as either address unknown or not active anymore. Out of the remaining 90 respondents 48 agreed for the qualitative interviews in which respondents were met face to face in textile mills located in different cities of Pakistan. Response rate was 90% during this survey. It was revealed that the garment sector due to the lack of investment searched for only cheaper(low cost) garments. Therefore, by focusing on the investment in garment sector high level of value addition is possible even in branded garments that may be produced by this sector which can enhance the returns of textile industry more than even double.

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