SCCI writes in­dus­trial, tourism sec­tors poli­cies

The Financial Daily - - MARKET SUMMARY -

PE­SHAWAR: Pres­i­dent, Sarhad Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try (SCCI), Us­man Bashir Bilour on Mon­day said that the trade body has pre­pared vi­sion doc­u­ments for the de­vel­op­ment of in­dus­trial and tourism sec­tors in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

Speak­ing in Guest Hour Pro­gramme of the Pe­shawar Press Club (PPC) here, he said that the vi­sion doc­u­ments have been pre­pared in con­sul­ta­tion with the stake­hold­ers in the prov­ince. The doc­u­ment, he said would be very soon re­sented to both fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments, say­ing he is con­fi­dent that the im­ple­men­ta­tions of the doc­u­ments would help the pro­vin­cial econ­omy sta­bi­lized.

Terrorism and mil­i­tancy, he said badly af­fected the econ­omy of the prov­ince while in­dus­trial and trade ac­tiv­i­ties have come to stand­still po­si­tion.

Us­man Bilour said that the trad­ing com­mu­nity of Pe­shawar have ren­dered the sac­ri­fices of both life and prop­er­ties and for this pur­pose, he has con­tacted se­nior Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa, Bashir Ah­mad Bilour and re­quested him for halt­ing 25 per cent in­crease in the rent of the prop­er­ties of the district overn­ment for a pe­riod of three years and added that the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment ac­cepted the re­quest.

Us­man Bilour said that af­ter as­sum­ing charge of the of­fice of the pres­i­dent of the cham­ber, he se­lected some tar­gets for him­self, which, he said have been achieved un­der the guid­ance of the later and sup­port of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

The top most tar­get, he said was the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance of the terrorism af­fected traders and shop­keep­ers, which was pro­vided for first time in the his­tory of Pak­istan. Fur­ther­more, he said Prime Min­is­ter Syed Yusuf Raza Gi­lani on the de­mand of the cham­ber had de­clared Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa as war af­fected area and an­nounced a spe­cial fi­nan­cial pack­age.

The fi­nan­cial re­lief pack­age, he said though was com­pris­ing of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for the vic­tims of the bomb blasts, but it was de­clined cit­ing re­source con­straints. He said that a del­e­ga­tion led by him took up the mat­ter with Chief Min­is­ter, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, who ap­proved the re­lease of Rs.160 mil­lion, the amount was dis­trib­uted among the af­fectees of bomb blasts through bank cheques.

The pres­i­dent of Sarhad Cham­ber said that for the forst time in the his­tory of the body a three years plan was made that have been sent to fed­eral gov­ern­ment and other rel­e­vant agen­cies of the gov­ern­ment. -APP

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