Garments Sector in Pakistan

Garment manufacturing, the least energy and capital-intensive kind of industrial activity, is not realizing its potential in Pakistan to grow the economy and create employment. To unlock the benefits of garments manufacturing on Pakistan’s economy, it must move up the value chain and compete in global export markets.

This study was funded by the IGC (2013-16).

Key Output(s)


Phase 1 – A comparative analysis of the garments sector analysis

Phase 2 – Garments as a driver of economic growth

Phase 3 – Implementing policies for competitive garments manufacturing 

Policy Brief: The Textiles and Garments Sector: Moving Up the Value Chain