Govt plans to provide maximum employment opportunities to youth

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the provincial government is taking result oriented steps under well devise strategy to provide maximum employment opportunities to the people by attracting maximum private investment to the province adding that his government is focusing on ease of doing business to facilitate foreign and local investors and all the required facilities/services are being provided to the investors under one roof through one window facilitation service.

He said that there are huge potential of foreign investment and the provincial government is trying to utilize those potentials to the maximum with the aim to strengthen the economy of the province.

This he said while talking to a foreign investor and head of American IT Company Afiniti, Zia Chishti who called on him here at Chief Minister House on Thursday and discussed with him matters related to investment in IT sector in the province.

Members provincial cabinet Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Akbar Ayub Khan, Kamran Bangash, Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir and other relevant officials were also present on the occasion.

Zia Chishti expressed his keen interest for large scale investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and told that his company intends to establish a Technology City at a suitable site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The proposed Tech City would have the initial capacity to accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 IT related people, and expectedly more than 50,000 employment opportunities would be created for IT graduates youths through the project.

On this occasion, it was decided that a joint team of the provincial government and Afiniti Company would be formed to identify suitable site for the establishment of the proposed Tech City.

The Chief Minister assured that the provincial government would extend its all out support to the company to make the idea of Tech City happened soon adding that incumbent provincial government was working to provide investment-friendly environment to the investors in the province and a number of steps had already been taken in this regard.