After announcing the provincial mineral policy, K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has also formally approved the formulation of an industrial policy for the province.
A committee comprising industrialists, bureaucrats, consultants and experts has been given a deadline of one month for the preparation of the first industrial policy draft, stated a handout issued from the office of the chief minister on Saturday.
The decision, Khattak said, has been made while taking into consideration the demands of industrialists and trading community. He made it clear that the PTI-led coalition government will frame comprehensive policies to enable the province to march forward in an organised manner. He expressed 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 met.
The chief minister was presiding over a meeting relating to the drafting of industrial policy at the CM Secretariat.
The administrative secretaries of the departments of finance, planning & development, industries, labour, energy, housing and other officials of relevant departments attended the moot along with Principal Secretary to CM Mohammad Ishfaq Khan, CM Complaints’ Cell Chairman Haji Dilroz Khan, KPCCI President Zahidullah Shinwari, Engineer Nauman Wazir, Riaz Arshad and other representatives of industrialists and traders. Participants presented their proposals and suggestions regarding the policy.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2014.