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January 28, 2015

FAISALABAD The City

 
January 28, 2015

Merchants for resumption of foreign flights from Faisalabad
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association Tuesday demanded immediate resumption of International flights from Faisalabad airport, refund of textile exporters and establishment of the Lahore High Court Bench at Faisalabad to give a push to development and progress of the city.
Talking to reporters, the association’s leaders Qaisar Shams Guccha, Sheikh Muhammad Akram Pasha and Adnan Zahid Butt said Faisalabad is the third big city of the country as well as a hub of textile in the country. More than 300,000 power loom units, 1,500 sizing and dying units, 1,000 garments manufacturing, 2,000 textile exporting units besides 6 universities and thousands of commercial and industrial establishment were operating in the area. They said in the yarn market thousands of businessmen are engaged in supply and export of yarn to value added industries. They said due to such circumstances travelling facility has become an important requirement of the businessmen, saying that it was therefore essential that Faisalabad should be provided with the facility of International standard airport with regular and permanent international flights from the city. They said in the past some efforts were made to upgrade the local airport and infrastructure facilities for this purpose were provided by the exporters industrialist and business community of the city. Although flights were started but could not continue. They said as now the world has become a global village and air travelling has become inevitable to promote and expand the business and exports, it was therefore imperative that facility of International flights should be provided to this important city.
They also touched upon the matter of outstanding refunds of textile exporters which has remained blocked for the past many years. The exporters are feeling the capital crunch in their export business. Hence the government should expedite the textile exporters’ refunds on preferential basis.