Tag: Industrial

Zareen inaugurates PIA Industrial Home

LAHORE - Zareen Khan Yousufzai, wife of PIA Managing Director Nadeem Khan Yousufzai inaugurated the PIA Industrial Home at the airline's Head Office. While gracing the occasion, PIA Managing Director Nadeem Khan Yousufzai expressed his views and forwarded his full support for this new project of PIA Industrial Home.
"We must endeavor best of our abilities in order to restore the positive image of the National Flag Carrier," said PIA MD. He said that PIA has always supported the

Factories being shifted to industrial estate to check urbanisation in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD - Faisalabad Divisional Commissioner Tahir Hussain said on Tuesday the industrial units located in the urban areas were being shifted gradually out of the city to the industrial estate near Khurrianwala to overcome the problems of urbanisation and industrial pollution.
He was talking to a 16-member team of under-training officers from National Institutue of Management (NIM) Peshwar, who arrived here for a five-day field study tour to get acquainted with the

Making industrial policy work

GENEVA - Industrial policy (IP) is back or rather, back in fashion. Of course, it never really went away, even in countries formally adhering to free-market principles. But the post-crisis world - in which government intervention in the economy has gained greater legitimacy - will see more of it.
Likewise, China's success, and the temptation to bandwagon on its development model, has reinvigorated IP's appeal, as have better policy tools and greater experience of what works and

Industrial sector rallies against 5-day gas cut

FAISALABAD - Industrial and textile sectors of the city, along with labour unions, held a massive protest rally to condemn the government's discrimination against Faisalabad that was facing a 5-day gas holiday according to the revised schedule issued by SNGPL authorities. Reportedly, the protest rally was held by the regional office of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Anjuman Tajiran City Faisalabad, members of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) and a

‘India pollutes Sutlej with industrial toxic substances’

KASUR - PML-Q MNA and Environment Standing Committee member Marvi Memon visited Kasur the other day and said that India was polluting the Sutlej River water with the industrial waste. She said the water of the Sutlej River was polluted and injurious to human health.
She added that tanneries' waste was polluting the water of the river and hundreds of villages in Kasur were badly affected by it. She visited different areas where pollution was increasing due to dead animals and

‘321 industrial units closed down in KP, Balochistan last year’

ISLAMABAD - The parliament was informed on Monday that the deteriorating law and order situation coupled with gas and power shortages had led to the closure of 307 industrial units in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 14 in Balochistan last year.
Responding to queries during the question hour, Minister for Industries and Production Mir Hazar Khan Bajarani admitted that power and gas shortages and the worsening law and order situation, besides disputes of industries with banks over loan

‘Gas, electricity outages affecting industrial sector’

DASKA - PML-N MNA Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday the industrial sector of the Punjab was confronting multiple problems due to unavailability of gas and electricity.
He alleged the federal government was intentionally imposing the crisis of electricity on Punjab whereas 700megawatts electricity was being supplied to Karachi at Rs 3 per unit. Asif said the government was 'inventing' new modes of corruption but PML-N would close all doors of corruption and malpractices with

Traders demand early completion of industrial estate

WAZIRABAD - The local traders demanded of the government to complete legal formalities for the early completion of the industrial estate project in the city.
The city has no match in the field of cutlery items, but is suffering a business decline these days. On the request of the late provincial law and education minister Raja Khaleeq Ullah Khan, a site for an industrial estate was selected and a small industrial estate inaugurated in 1993 in Wazirabad. But the provincial

KPCCI, USAID look for industrial development in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) and USAID have drafted a vision document for developing a well diversified industrial and manufacturing base in KP. This base would not only be export oriented but it would also help domestic consumers and create employment opportunities.
The vision document was prepared after a detailed discussion among officials of USAID, provincial government and business community of the province at KPCCI on Wednesday.

Sindh industrial directorate a shadow of itself

KARACHI: The directorate of industries of the Sindh government has almost no discretionary powers to maintain a check upon industrial units and no longer is in a position to facilitate the implementation process of new projects and smooth operations in existing industries.
The directorate, located in the Sindh Secretariat, once a proud bastion of the state prior to 1991, today presents a deserted look with hardly a visitor to boast of, as all its functions have gradually been

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor could prove a disaster for Pakistan

KARACHI: India is working on a mega industrial project that could corner Pakistan in its regional trade and investment in the coming years.
The project called Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) requires $200 billion worth of investment, and where as India is investing $13.4 billion from its own pocket, the rest is funded from loans and investment worth $184 billion by 27 leading countries in the world.
Details gathered by Pakistan Today revealed that the Delhi-Mumbai