Punjab’s Industries Minister to take Regional CCIs on board for industrial estate

  • May 19, 2023
S.M.Tanveer, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Punjab said that Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Chakwal Chambers of Commerce and Industry would be taken on board to set up a new industrial estate in the region to promote industrialization and provide employment opportunities to the youth. He said that the Punjab government has already identified four sites for setting up a new industrial estate in the region on the demand of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, so the three Chambers should soon reach a consensus on site to execute this important project. He said this while addressing a reception organized by Chakwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kallar Kahar.

Bilal Afzal, Punjab’s Excise and Communications Minister said that 10 km Bhawan Road has been completed in Chakwal district while Kallar Kahar Chowah Saidan Shah Road will be completed soon. He said that Chakwal-Tala Gang road and other roads of the district would also be rehabilitated. He said that the Punjab government is focusing on roads as the improved roads network would facilitate the people and promote the business activities.

Chakwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Waqar Bakhtawari said that Neela Dulla location in Chakwal is the most suitable place for setting up a new industrial estate as this place provides easy access to investors of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and other surrounding areas. So, the establishment of new industrial estate at this location should be given serious consideration. He also apprised the Ministers of Punjab about the key issues of the business community and sought their cooperation to address them.

Zafar Bakhtawari, former President ICCI and Secretary General of UBG, said that the establishment of Chakwal district was the first major event in its history and after that the construction of Morway, Kallar Kahar and Bal Kassar interchange have created a revolution in the history of the district. He said that the establishment of Chakwal Chamber of Commerce and Neela Dulla Interchange has started a new era of progress in Chakwal and the approval of a new industrial estate at Neela Dulla Interchange by S.M. Tanveer would bring more prosperity to the region.

Qazi Akbar, group leader of Chakwal CCI and Vice President FPCCI, said that there is a need to build a gymkhana club in Chakwal for the convenience of the citizens, for which the support of the Punjab government is urgently needed.

UBG leaders Atta Aamir Bajwa, Malik Manzoor and Rauf Mukhtar also addressed the event. Chakwal Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President Umar Sami, Vice President Ahmed Farooqi, Khawaja Arif, Khurram Kamran, Shahzad Sadiq, Malik Ghulam Murtaza and others were also present in the event.