Tag: Industrial

Industrial pollution makes citizens’ life hell

Contrary to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) by-laws, elimination of the buffer zone between the industrial and residential areas in sectors I-9 and I-10...

More than 5,000 industrial units turn into sick entities: RCCI

Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President S Ali Raza Saeed Shah has expressed his concerns that more than 5,000 industrial units had...

Load shedding brings industrial production to halt

Industrial productions has almost halted due to frequent power failures (after every 15 minutes) thus reversing all government and private sector efforts to rejuvenate...

ATH gets ‘Best Industrial Development Company’ award

Chairman Al-Tuwairqi Holding (ATH) Dr. Hilal Hussain Al-Tuwairqi and the elected Chairman of Arab Iron & Steel Union (AISU) received the award on behalf...

Industrial pollution makes citizens’ life miserable

Contrary to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) by-laws, elimination of the buffer zone between the industrial and residential areas in sectors I-9 and I-10...

Township Industrial Estate suffering due to power shortage

The industrialists of Lahore Township Industrial Estate (LTIA) have threatened to close down their industrial units if uninterrupted electricity supply to the...

Water shortage hits industrial areas

SITE Association of Industry Senior Vice Chairman Asad Nisar Barkhurdaria has expressed concern on extremely limited supply of water by KWSB authorities to SITE...

‘Freedom of expression resulted in scientific, industrial progress’

It was through freedom of expression that human beings attained scientific and industrial progress as well as development, said seniors journalist and faculty members...

Lopsided industrial policy

A friend set up a small industrial unit just outside of Lahore about 15 years ago. At the time he had gone through hell,...

Halal Industrial Park to be set up

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Punjab government and the Malaysian Peneng State Government for cooperation in halal meat industry at...

‘Industrial areas to have entry, exit control systems to counter bhatta...

KARACHI - The business community of Karachi is now at ease with measures and proposals of the law enforcement agencies to contain criminal activities - bhatta mafia, kidnapping for ransom - in industrial areas, alluded Sindh Chief Minister's Advisor on Investment Zubair Motiwala while speaking at the inauguration of construction work of the Afza Altaf flyover. While expressing satisfaction over the proposals and measures being taken by the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Karachi

National Industrial Policy sets ambitious target of 8pc

LAHORE - National Industrial Policy (NIP) 2011 envisions Pakistan as a factory for the world rather than a shop. It recommends a complete revamping of the industrial setup and determines a sustained manufacturing growth target of at least eight percent per annum leading to doubling manufacturing output in the next ten years.
The official draft of the "National Industrial Policy 2011 - Implementation Framework" made available to Pakistan Today shows that the policy document has

Centre too lazy, Larkana Industrial Estate gets fiscal patronage from Sindh

KARACHI - Disappointed with the Centre's reluctance to ensure smooth funding for the Larkana Industrial Estate (LIE), the Sindh government has decided to set aside Rs 2.40 billion in its fiscal budget 2011-12 in an attempt to ensure that the project sees the light of day, Pakistan Today has learnt. The LIE project came into existence soon after the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) accede to power, with President Asif Ali Zardari envisioning the scheme in slain party chairperson Benazir

‘Industrial policy draft finalised’

MULTAN - Federal Secretary for Industries and Production Abdul Ghaffar Soomro said that the draft of the new industrial policy had been finalised in consultation with all chambers of commerce and industry in the country.
While addressing a ceremony at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), the federal secretary revealed that the draft would now be sent to the cabinet for final approval. He said, we are trying to form a policy to give priority to the industries which

Over 400 industrial units closed due to gas outages

FAISALABAD - More than 400 industrial units were closed, rendering thousands of daily wagers jobless due to three-day Sui gas closure in Faisalabad.
A spokesman of the industrialists told journalists on Thursday that the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) had issued a three-day gas load management schedule for the industrial sector of Faisalabad.
He added that under this schedule, gas supply to the industrial units was suspended from the morning of April 6 till

New industrial policy to revive sick units

ISLAMABAD - The government has drafted a new industrial policy, focusing on the revival of about 1909 sick industrial units across the country, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
Official sources told APP that, in the light of the information provided by industries departments of all provincial governments, 1909 industrial units had gone sick due to a variety of reasons. They attributed closure of these industrial units to financial crunch, outstanding liabilities of

Economic growth linked to industrial performance: ICCI

ISLAMABAD - The potential of growth and development of a country is linked to the extent of investment, urbanisation and industrialisation, while revival of the Pakistan economy hinges on performance of its industry and its forward and backward linkages. This was stated by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Vice President Muhammand Tauseef Zaman, while addressing a business community at ICCI on Saturday.
The continued dismal performance in industrial growth in