Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) was established in 1962 to run the affairs and work to promote the carpet manufacturing industry of the country. The association is divided in two circles, Northern and Southern, with respective offices in Lahore and Karachi. The association has around 500 active members from all four provinces of the country. An executive body is elected every year comprising 24 members (12 from each circle).The manufacturing of carpets in Pakistan began in the same way as in India and when the country was separated from India most of the weavers, which were Muslims, moved to the Pakistani side. Most of them found jobs in Lahore and Karachi, and at the same time the government began to support the import of quality yarn. In Pakistan, carpets are manufactured nowadays with fine Australian wool yarn making these carpets very similar to silk carpets. Carpets with a high knot density provide strong durability at a lower price than its Persian parallels. The Pakistani carpets, which today are mass-produced (in Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi), are divided into Mori carpets and Persian where 90% of the Mori carpets have a Bokhara-like pattern and other Turkmenistan patterns. Ziegler carpets, that are manufactured in Pakistan, have patterns that are copied from older traditions in the Atak district, Persia. Carpets are also being manufactured here that gather inspiration from Caucasian carpets and are sold as "Kazak Fine”. The carpets are made of wool, often imported, of varied quality and the warp and weft are made of cotton. The Mori carpets are woven with a single warp while the others are woven with a double warp. The dominating color on these carpets is red but other colors occur and the carpets are often treated to luster. ​