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Attock to get industrial estate
 
ATTOCK: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Textile Industry Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig has said that industrial estate will be constructed near the Islamabad-Peshawar motorway to fulfill the long standing demand of the business community hailing from Attock. He also said that the duration of loadshedding of electricity and gas will be further minimized to overcome the energy crisis particularly in the industrial sector of the country. These views he expressed while talking to the President Attock Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mirza Abdul Rehman on Chehlum rites of his spouse held here at his residence. Among others, Chairman, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Tariq Saeed, President, FPCCI Mr. Munawar Mughal, former ministers Malik Amin Aslam, Malik Hakmeen Khan, Malik Aslam Khan and Chairman Attock Press Club Syed Raza Naqvi were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Textile Industry Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig has said all the dead industrial zones will also be re-activated to increase the export index after exploring new horizons with the coordination of Chamber of Commerce and Industries. He said the unemployed workers are being imparted vocational and technical training who will be onward inducted in the industrial sectors. Dr. Ikhtiar Baig said that the process of re-instatement of more than 6000 sacked workers of various organizations is under way which will completed within a short span of time along with their seniority and all financial benefits. He said special focus is being given on the construction of new hydro power dams besides thermal power as well as power generation through coal is being finalized with the collaboration of Chinese experts. He said the Iranian government has also offered to share their power sector. He said that business exchange programmes have also been chalked out to promote commerce and industry relations with south Asian and European countries. He said textile is the corner stone industry of Pakistan which will be on the priority in our new industrial policy expected to be announced in course of time, he added.
13-01-2009 16:12 Attock News
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