LAHORE All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) has announced calling off the weekly two-day strike. Aptma Punjab Chairman Ejaz Gohar announced the decision while talking to media after holding a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday, during which Gilani assured them of solving their problems. Speaking on the occasion, Ejaz urged the government to resolve all the issues faced by the textile industry at the earliest and said Aptma was never in favour of strikes but it had taken the decision due to unavoidable circumstances. Earlier, the prime minister said the government was committed to provide every possible facility to the textile industry, which was the backbone of the countrys economy. Talking to an Aptma delegation led by Ejaz, he said the grievances of every sector of the textile industry would be listened to, without any discrimination to ensure that their problems were resolved. He said all the stakeholders would soon be invited to Islamabad for a detailed discussion with the members of the Cabinet Committee on Textile including State Minister for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, also a former minister for commerce, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. He assured the delegation of resolving all the issues after consulting the stakeholders. Earlier, the Aptma chairman apprised the prime minister of current situation and said imposition of 15 per cent regulatory on the export of cotton yarn had a negative impact on the industry. The delegation consisted of Aptma representatives from all parts of the country.