9 out of 19 Economic Zones launched

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As many as nine out of 19 Economic Zones have been launched whereas work on the launching of five Economic Zones is in progress. An Investment to the tune of Rs. 340.00 billion is expected in these Economic Zones.

Similarly, 1672 Industrial Units have been established, and 167 dysfunctional units have been restored. Moreover, 363 Industrial plots have also been allotted in Special Economic Zones.

These Industrial activities are expected to generate 180000 direct employment opportunities in the province. This was told in a meeting of provincial cabinet meeting held here on Tuesday with chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the Chair.

The chair, while lauding the overall performance of KP Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KP-EZDMC) in this regard, directed the concerned authorities for result oriented steps to further improve the performance of EZDMC and to ensure the timely completion of the ongoing developmental projects.

the Cabinet accorded approval to extend the tenure of the existing CEO, KP-EZDMC Javed Iqbal for a period of three years. The 84th meeting of the provincial cabinet was held in the cabinet Room of Civil Secretariat which was attended by provincial cabinet members, chief secretary, additional chief secretary, senior member board of revenue and concerned administrative secretaries. The cabinet approved the issuance of arm license of prohibited bore to lawyers.

The chief minister directed the concerned authorities to formulate a mechanism to extend the prohibited bore arm license facility to the general masses as well. The forum decided to impose ban on the burning of tyres for industrial activities for a period of one year with the aim to curtail environmental pollution.

The cabinet also okayed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mineral Auction Rules 2022. Similarly, the cabinet nodded to the holding of digital literacy training for provincial cabinet members to promote e governance and paper less culture in government offices.