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PM directs to complete establishment of economic zones on priority basis

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  1. Kabira

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to complete establishment of economic zones on priority basis and promote mutual coordination and cooperation among concerned departments to remove impediments in this regard.

    He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today (Wednesday) regarding progress made so far on the establishment of Special Economic Zones in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said completion of economic zones will further facilitate the business community in doing business.

    He said expedited economic activities will not only strengthen Pakistan's economy, but also create job opportunities for the youth. He said facilitating business community is the top priority of the government.

    The Prime Minister was informed that work on Allama Iqbal Industrial City Faisalabad will be completed by the end of this year, while Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park and Bahawalpur Industrial Estate projects be completed by March next year.

    He was told that Rashakai Economic Zone will be completed by June next year.

    Imran Khan was told that establishment of new business zones in various districts of Punjab will create employment opportunities to hundreds of thousands of young people.

    A proposal to set up Cottage Business and Resident Parks was also presented in the meeting to promote small and medium businesses.

    The Prime Minister was briefed that in the first phase, Cottage Business Parks will be established in ten districts of Punjab to promote small and medium businesses, which will be gradually extended to other districts as well.

    He was informed that Cottage Business and Resident Parks will promote specific industrial products of various cities and provide business opportunities to women under their own roof.

    Imran Khan was also given detailed briefing on establishment of special zones for various sectors like health city in Punjab.

    He directed his advisor on Commerce to present a detailed report on tax exemption on the import of machinery and equipment used in hospitals.
    http://www.radio.gov.pk/11-09-2019/...blishment-of-economic-zones-on-priority-basis
     
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  2. Kabira

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    Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park is on motorway near Sheikhupura, 50KM away from Lahore.

    PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE
    Presently, there is neither any organized or planned Garment/Apparel Zone neither in Punjab nor in the entire Country. Therefore, there is an utmost need for establishment of state-of-the-art Apparel / Garment Zone to encourage and promote garment related industrial activity. It can also become a source of foreign investment by projecting to international industrial community; in particular, South Asia, China and Central Asian States. As a matter of fact, establishment of Garment Zone will bring prosperity to the entire region at local and national levels.

    Since, the focus of Apparel / Garment Zone will be largely on industries like textiles and garments but allied and other general industries related to textile and garment will also be given the same importance as these industries will serve a major role in supporting and supplying to the main industries. There will also be opportunities for industries producing value additions products, therefore planning and development be carried out in light of their (all types of textile, garment and related industries) combined technical and financial parameters.

    The Apparel Zone will be developed on minimum 1536 acres which can meet the requirements to provide maximum possible facilities including infrastructure, amenities, CETP and grid station etc. to the potential industrialists.

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    Due To Trade War Many Companies Are Lining Up The Work On These Zones Should Be Sped Up
     
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    Great stuff. Credit to hardworking Punjabi's of Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranawala, Sheikhupura. I have feeling it is you guys, the common men/women of these districts who will drive forward the industrial age in Pakistan. You guys leave the freebooters, rentier mafia, parasites of Karachi and Lahore behind. Now that the motorway network is nearly complete I see vast potential of these forward looking, hard working entrepeneurs. Salute to these unsung heroes like this below -


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    Awesome. We need industrial nodes like this knotted along the entire motorway network. From Peshawar-Islamabad-Lahore-Failsalabad-Multan-Sukker-Karachi. Along the entire 1,000 mile axis linking to the global markets. This is what CPEC is all about.


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  5. Kabira

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    tbh these punjabi sheikhs and chiniotis are also big industrialists in Karachi along with Ismaelis. The biggest one though is Mian Mansha.
     
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    I classify most Pakistan industry as rentier mafia. That is they screw captive Pak market or export raw/semi raw agri produce like flogging mangoes abroad with no brand value at all. No Del Montes, no Tilda etc

    Only products exported abroad earn my respect. Here I mean sporting, leather, surgical goods etc which I have seen on retail in UK. These invariably come from the districts I enumerated. Thus my respect. Despite being 1,000 miles from port with poor road infra taking it's toll. But now with CPEC network these people should get the opportunity they need. If they can do what they already do when everything is pitched against them I can only hope with improved infra they will take off.
     
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  7. Kabira

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    Only problem is at least SEZ's basic infrastructure should have been completed in anticipation of 2nd phase of CPEC but no provincial government paid any heed to it. Faisalabad M3 city is older then CPEC. I remember punjab SEZ was supposed to be somewhere else before they converted M3 in to CPEC SEZ because provincial government of N league didn't want to develop new one.

    Same happened to Rakshai, PTI didn't develop it. PPP never develop anything so they can be forgiven.
     
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    Process has been dispointingly slow
    Also no work done on skill development that is important
    Cheap labour and skilled labor is the key
     
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    Business class of people were muslim sheikh/khojas/chiniotis and their hindu counter parts khatris/aroras. They are indigenous to west punjab, they didn't come from east punjab. Rest of punjab muslims were farmers irrespective what business they do in modern times, including those that came from east punjab.
     
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    And I know why you are saying this a well. By the way PMIK's family are also according to your template refugees from India. But not all fingers are the same. Not all refugees are made equal. Got it boss?
     
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    Khoja sheikh are khatri/arora converts, like Mian Mansha of Chiniot.
     
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    Typical Punjabi discussion.... quickly transitioning to discussion about zaat and birdari. You folks need to enter the 21st century.




    Anyways, this is excellent decision, hope there is rapid development on this front. No country has ever reached prosperity without developing a manufacturing base.
     
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    If I see goods "Made in Pakistan" I smile a lot however lets hope with the new quality roads and network from CPEC it leads to more of those goods in major European,American and British markets we need less "Made in Bongaland" more "Made in Pakistan"

    If all Pakistanis had this mindset we would shoot up fast
     
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    You Forgot Memons
     
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