Sialkot calls!

Enterprise - - EDITOR’S DESK - Sabeen Ikram La­hore

This is with ref­er­ence to your Ex­ports fea­ture on Sialkot sports goods in­dus­try. It has been rightly pointed out that the Chinese econ­omy of scale has had an im­mense neg­a­tive im­pact on Pak­istan’s sports goods trade.

The long-stand­ing sug­ges­tions of pro­vid­ing sci­en­tific fa­cil­i­ties to stan­dard­ize our sports goods on in­ter­na­tional stan­dards de­mand im­ple­men­ta­tion with the re­moval of po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ven­tions.

Also, the gov­ern­ment needs to look into ef­fec­tive mea­sures of re­mov­ing prob­lems like child labour and corruption in sports goods man­u­fac­tur­ing so that the ex­port tar­gets can go higher

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