Pakistan textile exports have been going up steadily, in the first five month (July to November) of the current fiscal year textile shipment jumped 7.66 percent year-on-year to $5.51 bn driven primarily by a surge in value added textile exports. This positive sign raises expectations that full-year proceeds likely to touch $13 bn after a hiatus of two years. In a review of the industry’s performance in the outgoing year 2017, Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) Chairman Shaiq Jawed said that textile shipments had been on an upsurge since the start of 2017-18 in July following a continued fall in the previous fiscal year.