Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said an efficient garments sector could earn huge foreign exchange and generate thousands of jobs.
He said the government had signed an agreement with China to set up a Punjab-China Garments Industrial Zone. He said special facilities would be given to investors in the zone.
He issued instructions for setting up a committee for identifying a site for the industrial zone. He said the committee should present its report within seven days after consulting stakeholders.
The committee will comprise senior members of the Board of Revenue, industries secretary and representatives of the Punjab Industrial Estate Development and Management Company.
The chief minister said the industrial zone should be established on a large piece of land near the motorway. He said other locations should also be considered.
He said a working group should be constituted to identify problems in the establishment of the industrial zone. He said the working group should meet weekly.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2013.