Instead of Faisalabad centric industrialization, we must encourage Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) to develop new scientifically planned industrial estates in other backward and under developed districts of Faisalabad division.
“It will help Faisalabad to avoid industrial mess and provide jobs to the unemployed youth in close vicinity of their houses,” said Mehmood Javaid Bhatti Divisional Commissioner while addressing a meeting of the business community in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here Saturday. He said that Faisalabad has been saturated with industrial, commercial and economic activities and now time has come to take measures to avoid possible mess due to industrial congestion with a futuristic vision.
He suggested that instead of allocating various blocks in M3 Industrial City for different sectors, we should develop Chiniot exclusively for the manufacturing of carved woodwork and exotic furniture. Similarly the economic strength of other districts could also be identified to encourage their related industries in that specific district. “This is the only solution to save Faisalabad from the problems which may have negative impact on its smooth and balanced socio-economic development,” he said and added that it would also ensure jobs to the workforce at their doorsteps.
Regarding unnecessary stoppage of direct flight from Faisalabad to Madina Direct flight at Karachi, he said that Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) could be invited to FCCI to discuss this issue in addition to the matters relating to the further expansion and up-gradation of its runway. He said that as this flight is getting full passengers load hence, there is no justification to stop it in the mid way and waste their precious time.
Regarding parking plaza, he said that FCCI and Faisalabad Metropolitan Corporation could jointly undertake this project as one third works on it has already been completed. About shifting of yarn, grain and Karyana markets from the congested city area, he said that this proposal could also be discussed at appropriate level.
Earlier, Rana Sikandar-e-Azam President FCCI in his welcome address mentioned a series of problems.—APP