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Contribution to total exports 60% (US $ 5.2 billion) Contribution to GDP 8.5% of total GDP Sector Employment 38% of total employment (15 million) Skilled & Un skilled Ratio 70 : 30 Salaries and Wages 44 billion per annum Total sector Investment 31% of total investment ( Rs.140 billion) Sources of Machinery Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, China

Textile Sector: History/Importance:

In Asia, Pakistan is the 8th largest exporter of textile products. Despite the critical role textiles play in the economy, most textile manufacturers are cottage or small-scale industries. Pakistan relies on outside engineering and manufacturing expertise and must purchase most of its equipment abroad. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/18598305/Textile-Sector-In-Pakistan

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