He said the textile industry was quite developed in Pakistan as it constituted more than 70% of the country's exports, adding that the Akali-BJP government in Punjab was actively pursuing the initiative of a textile park in the Malwa region.
Inviting an APTMA delegation to Punjab, Sukhbir said textile manufacturers of both Punjabs should explore the possibility of a joint venture to excel in competitive goods. He said the APTMA delegation should visit Punjab and discuss the opportunities available in the textile sector.
Lauding the improvement in India-Pakistan trade ties, Sukhbir said the pre-dominant population on both sides of the border sincerely desired so, adding that both governments would have to bend before the collective will of the people.
Earlier, APTMA office-bearers spoke about the progress of the textile industry in Pakistan Punjab and honoured Sukhbir and his cabinet colleagues with mementoes.