Our Staff Reporter PESHAWAR - In the wake of ongoing unprecedented loadshedding, the textile industry is the most affected sector, thus, the government should give preferential concessions to textile sector in supply of power and gas, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Chairman, Mohsin Aziz said on Wednesday. Despite being a major job and exports-oriented sector, the textile industry has been hit hard just because of the unprecedented power and gas shortage. Besides, the governemnt is levying further taxes on the sector, which would not be accepted at all, he said. Rejecting the Textile Industry Development Promotion and Standard Act-2011, he said that they see certain flaws in the Act, which was not acceptable to them, adding they are unable to run industry under certain conditions imposed by Ministry of Industry. "We will not accept any forceful policy", he maintained. The APTMA chairman said the proposal of imposing one percent cess suggested in the draft textile industry development and standard Act-2011 is totally unjustified and unfair. To get the problems being confronted by the textile industry resolved, we plan to hold a meeting with the authorities concerned, because we have been facing different challenges. Mohsin Aziz said that secondly the high interest is also going to ruin the sector, as the investment has sharply declined from $900 to 200 million due to high interest rates by the banks. "We intend to touch exports target to $25 billion by 2014, but its look unachievable in prevailing circumstances". Aziz said that the textile sector needs to properly care because of exports and job oriented component. Presently, he said the exports ratio grown at $13.5 billion with 60 percent, whereas the sector is contributing 8.5 percent in total GDP of the country. He asked the government to give priority to textile industry while keeping in view job and exports oriented sector. Regarding the granting of MFN status to India, he said that there are huge differences and contradictions about the facility to India. "Our export stands $450 million between Pakistan and India. "We want withdrawal of all objections by India regarding Pakistan access to European market," he demanded.