MULTAN - Over 12,882,963 cotton bales reached operational ginning factories of the country by January 15, which is 7.16 percent more than that of the same period last year. According to a report of the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) on Saturday, factories have ginned 12,773,867 bales . However, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has not yet started purchase of cotton . The report said exporters had purchased 338,538 bales while the textile sector obtained 11,016,089 bales .