OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) North Zone Mubashar Naseer has urged the government to release 'drawbacks of the value-added sector under the 'Drawback on Taxes and Levies Order, 2009 Scheme. He said the textile exporters are experiencing severe liquidity crisis, and a delay in the release of the drawbacks has pushed a number of export-oriented units to the brink of closure. He said that for the first time in the countrys history the government came out with a textile policy, proposing to sanction drawbacks worth Rs17 billion for 2009-10 fiscal and Rs27 billion for the 2010-11 fiscal. The former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and Ex-Minister for Textile Industry Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan had given assurance on several occasions that the DLTL Scheme would not be withdrawn before the expiry of the Textile Policy 2009-2014. However, these promises have not been kept and this has belied the trust of the exporters. Also, it has made impossible for the exporters, who are struggling to attain the export target of $25 billion, to withstand competition in the world market. The textile export target of $25 billion has been fixed by the Ministry of Textiles and is to be achieved by 2014. In a press release issued here on Tuesday, the Chairman PRGMEA North Zone said the government has so far paid only 14 percent against the claims for 2009-11 while deferring rest of the claims. He said the value added exports registered an increase in exports by 32 percent in value terms and 36 percent in volume terms. A discontinuity of the 'Drawback on Taxes and Levies Order, 2009 Scheme is not in the interest of the value-added industry, he added. Any delay in continuity of the scheme would be devastating to the value added industry and the government should act fact to protect millions of jobs and heavy investments, he stressed.