Peshawar — After announcing Provincial Mineral Policy KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has formally approved the formulation of industrial policy also for the province. For this purpose, he named a committee comprising industrialists, bureaucrats, consultants and experts and give them a deadline of one month for the preparation of the first industrial policy draft.
He made it clear that the PTI-led coalition government along with effective legislation in all sectors will frame comprehensive policies for each of them to make province march forward in organized manner like developed countries and leave no deficiency or lacunas in this regard.
He expressed the hope that the committee will work round the clock to frame a comprehensive policy in which besides, industries, labour and manpower, targets in development of mineral, environment, energy, transport, tourism, sports and other social sectors will also be fixed.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting relating to the drafting of industrial policy here in CM Secretariat, which besides, the administrative secretaries of the departments of finance, planning & development, industries, labour, energy, housing and other officials of the concerned departments was also attended by Principal Secretary to CM, Mohammad Ishfaq Khan, chairman CM Complaints’ Cell Haji Dilroz Khan, president KPCCI Zahidullah Shinwari, Engineer Nauman Wazir, Riaz Arshad, other representatives of industrialists and traders and presented theirproposals and suggestions regarding the policy.
Pervez Khattak said that industrialization is crucial for us, which besides the alleviation of backwardness, poverty and abolition of unemployment could also guarantee economic prosperity in the province. He said that though due to ill-conceived policies and wrong doings Khyber Pakhutnkhwa is rendered was no more feasible for industries and the remaining industries are also on verge of closure. However, he said his govt will not allow it to happen and in this regard it had decided to take some fundamental steps. Furthermore, he said PTI-led coalition govt is considering for the taking of trading and industrialist community into confidence necessary in this regard. He said that KP govt is abolishing red tapism in public sector organizations and in future all government departments will provide one-window operation to take measures with immediate effect to facilitate he industrialist and investors. He said that now it is also the responsibility of industrialists to come forward and extend cooperation to us. He urged the industrial and trading community of the whole province in general and of Peshawar in particular to present their proposals and take benefit of the ongoing efforts of the government for the promotion of trade and industry in the province.
The Chief Minister said that the government is taking sincere measures for guaranteeing the abolition of corruption, change of system, supremacy of merit, justice and law in the province to put all sectors including business on the track of progress and development. He said that the people have big expectations from the PTI led coalition government, which he said would be accomplished at any cost. He said that though KP has lost industrial attraction. However, he said the government is taking serious measures for bringing industrial revolution in this unattractive province.