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Government Indifference: The problems of KPK’s industries

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President Industry Association of Peshawar (IAP) Zarak Khan Khattak has said that it has been very difficult to survive for the industry in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to a lack of government’s interest.

While addressing a meeting with the office bearers of Nowshera Industrialists’ Association he said on Thursday that industry is passing through a gigantic crisis, due to the shortage of electricity.

Zarak Khan stated that we belong toa backward province, where the circumstances are not favorable for industry.

In this connection, Nowshera Industrialists’ Association contacted the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and it was in this time of need that the Industrialists’ Association Peshawar (IAP) offered their help and financial support.

The Nowshera industrial Estate has been facing electricity shortages for the last few months; the solution to this is the provision of a feeder. The possible access to the feeder was across the Pakistan Railway line.

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When Industrialists’ Association Nowshera contacted high officials of Pakistan Railways, they demanded a huge amount which was out of reach for the smaller industries of Nowshera. In this miserable situation, the Industrialists Association Peshawar stepped up to support their brothers on the basis of self-help.

The President IAP, Zarak Khan handed over the cheque to the President of IEMC Nowshera Riaz Ahmad in presence of Ayub Khan Zakori, Haris Mufti and MohsinWadud (IAP) and Tahir Saleem and Fazal Ullah (IEMC Nowshera), Faiz Muhammad, Adil Salahuddin, Nauman Nadeem, FarhanAwan ( KPEZMDC).

Zarak Khan also praised KPEZMDC for supporting the Nowshera Industrial Estate and bring their problem into the notice of Industrialists’ Association Peshawar.

Zarak Khan raised the question, “If an industrial association can support smaller industrial associations; why should the government not be capable of it?”

Zarak Khan stated that we belong toa backward province, where the circumstances are not favorable for industry. As for now, Hayatabad Industrial Estate is facing a shortage of gas. To overcome the matter, wider pipes must be laid which would cost Rs. 180 million.

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Expressing his views, Zarak Khan stated: “I appeal to Federal Minister Gas, Chief Minister, Governor and Finance Minister of KPK to resolve the problem at their earliest as a priority.”

Zarak Khan also praised KPEZMDC for supporting the Nowshera Industrial Estate and bring their problem into the notice of Industrialists’ Association Peshawar.


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