1. It provides data base and technical information and serves as Technical Advisory Body to Government for development of Textile Industry.

2. It is responsible for assisting the Ministry of Industries in the formulation of the Policies to meet the objectives associated for planning of physical and fiscal targets, identify policy issues, render advice to the Government for the formulation of import / export and fiscal policy. Read more...


Textile commissioner's organization is the professional body to advise government on technical matters relating to the industry. It is a specialist body maintaining close contact with the industry and thus serves as a bridge between the industry and the government. It is manned with technically qualified people and enjoys the unique position of interpreting the industry's present problems and future requirements for hence converting it into techno-economic recommendations for devising an appropriate policy for the smooth performance of the industry. Read more...


1. TCO provides every possible support to Ministry of Industries & Production on Textile Sector of Pakistan.

2. As a bridge between Industries & Government, TCO takes up the problem of Textile Mills to Govt. for their solution.


Textile Commissioner's Organization existed even prior to Independence as an attached department. After independence the Organization was first set up as a subordinate office of the Ministry of Industries, then merged with the Department of Supplies and Development in 1959. It was again made an independent Organization headed by a Textile Advisor in 1961 but abolished in 1962 and the organizational set up was merged with the Investment Promotion Bureau, under the title of Directorate of Textiles. This arrangement continued till the year 1973. However, as the Textile Industry was the first major industrial activity in Pakistan under direct Government encouragement it was felt that the requirements of Textile Industry were not being looked after properly.

The Textile Commissioner's Organization, with the status of an attached department under the Ministry of Industries, and headed by a Textile Commissioner was therefore, created in November 1973 and separate budget was allocated in July 1974. Although there had been changes in administrative arrangements within Ministry of Industries, but since 1973 Textile Commissioner’s Organization had been functioning as an independent department with its separate budget and status