Despite COVID-19, growth in textile sector a positive development in economy: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Commerce & Industries Ministries to ensure all necessary support to the textile sector to enable them to meet their growing demands.

The prime minister while expressing the textile sector one of a number of positive developments in the economy despite the coronavirus pandemic took to Twitter and wrote, “As the Faisalabad textile industry sees a massive rise in demand & export orders, I have instructed the Commerce & Industries Ministries to ensure all necessary support to the textile sector to enable them to meet their growing demands.”

The textile sector is one of a number of positive developments in our economy despite COVID 19, said the prime minister by directing the commerce ministries to ensure all necessary support to the textile sector.

Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan is moving in the right direction despite the coronavirus challenges. “MashaAllah the country is moving in the right direction despite the Covid 19 challenge,” said PM Imran Khan tweeted.

Pakistan has recorded 3,009 more coronavirus cases and 59 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

A total of 41,583 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 332,974 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,297,703 samples have been tested thus far.

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As many as 1,382 fresh coronavirus cases were reported overnight in Sindh while 13 more patients succumbed to the virus. According to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the number of people infected with COVID-19 has reached 166,033 while the death toll soared to 2,858 in the province. A total of 146,957 patients have so far recovered from the virus.

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