All Pakistan Textile Mills Association

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA): The Think Tank of Pakistan’s Economy


The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) is a textile industry association representing over 400 textile mills in Pakistan which is country’s largest industry comprising 57% of Pakistan’s export revenues. Pakistan’s one of the richest man, Mian Muhammad Mansha is associated with this industry.

Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of cotton with the third largest spinning capacity in Asia after China and India and contributes 5% to the global spinning capacity. At present, there are 1,221 ginning units, 442 spinning units, 124 large spinning units and 425 small units producing textiles in Pakistan.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) is the premier national trade association of the textile spinning, weaving, and composite mills representing the organized sector in Pakistan.

APTMA emerges as the largest association of the country as it represents 396 textile mills out of which 315 are spinning, 44 weaving and 37 composite units.

These spinning mills have production facilities of texturing, mercerizing and dyeing of yarns; weaving mills have sizeable number of air-jet looms, and the composite mills have manufacturing facilities from spinning to finished textile products under one roof.

The total installed capacity of APTMA member mills accounts for 9,661,366 spindles, 61,608 rotors, 10,452 Shuttleless/Airjet Looms and 1897 conventional looms. The Association’s members produce spun and open-end yarn, grey, printed dyed fabrics and bed linen

As per charter and by-laws, aims and objectives of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association are;

  1. To encourage friendly feeling and unanimity amongst Textile Mill owners on all subjects connected with their common good.
  2. To secure good relations between members of the Association.
  3. To promote and protect the trade commerce and manufactures of Pakistan in general and of the cotton trade in particular.
  4. To consider questions connected with the trade commerce and manufactures of its members.
  5. To collect and circulate statistics & information classify relating to the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
  6. To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, supporting or opposing legislative and other measures affecting the trade, commerce or manufactures of its members.
  7. To make representation to local, Provincial and Central authorities on any matter connected with the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
  8. To arbitrate in the settlement of disputes arising out of transactions, piece goods, yarn and other manufactured goods between parties willing or agreeing to submit to arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Association.
  9. To advance and promote commercial and technical education connected with the trade and commerce of its members.
  10. To undertake special inquiries and initiate or support any action for securing the redress of legitimate grievances connected with the trade or commerce of its members.
  11. To take any action which may be conducive to the extension of the trade and commerce of its members or incidental to the attainment of this object.
  12. To subscribe, to become a member of and cooperate with any other Association whether incorporated or not whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of the Association and to procure from or communicate to any such Association such information as may be likely to forward the objects of this Association
  13. To establish or aid in the establishment of funds to benefit employees of the Association or the depending of such persons and to subscribe, donate or guarantee money for charitable or benevolent purposes at the discretion of the Association.
  14. To regulate conditions of employment in the industry conducted or carried on by its members.
  15. And generally to do all that may be necessary in the interest of the realization of the above objects of the Association directly or indirectly.