ISLAMABAD: Following the donkey skin, Pakistan has found a new product to export to China.
The exportable item is not an industrial or agricultural product rather human hair which is in high demand in the neighbouring country.
The National Assembly was told that during the last five year the country exported over 100,000kg of human hair to China.
The Ministry of Commerce and Textile informed the legislature that 105,461kg of human hair, valued at $132,000 was exported to China.
In 2013-14 83,901kg of hair was exported, 13,150kg was exported in 2014-15, 1,410kg in 2015-16 and 7,000kg in 2017-18.
Experts said that demand for human hair has increased in China due to growth in the makeup industry.
The exporters have placed bins in hair salons and buy hair at an average rate of Rs5,000 or Rs6,000 per kg.
High-quality hair is also exported to the US and Japan as they have a high demand for hair from their entertainment industries. At the same time, hair extensions and wigs are imported into Pakistan as well.