MULTAN: The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has urged the government to address the issues of the people attached to the textile sector.
The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association warned ginners not to purchase excessive seed-cotton from the farmers in the start of season and run their business carefully otherwise they would face financial losses. Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association chairman Hafeez Anwar said textile millers and spinners were purchasing cotton according to their needs and not for stock purpose.
He said the government should protect the interests of farmers, spinners and weavers. He blamed certain elements for exploiting farmers, saying that support price fixed by the government would help the farmers in ensuring fair return of their produce otherwise farmers would be forced to resort to alternate crops instead of cotton.
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association chairman Hafeez Anwar said the APTMA was the sole buyer of cotton in the country and they had developed a lobby to purchase cotton on cheapest price and demanded the government to announce support price of seed-cotton and introduce Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) as third buyer to stabilize the prices in the market .He stressed on the government to save the farmers from financial losses, impose ban on the shifting of sugar mills to Southern Punjab.