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Workshops on LG budgeting deliver collectively devolved deps, TMA officers



PESHAWAR: Two five-day capacity-building workshops held in Peshawar introduced collectively officers from Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) and devolved authorities departments from Bajaur and Mohmand districts to find out about budgeting processes for tehsil-level governance.

These workshops had been organized via a collaborative effort between the Authorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the USA Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID), and the Merged Areas Governance Venture (MAGP) of the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP).

A complete of 46 tehsil-level officers together with officers from TMAs and 9 devolved departments participated. This offered them with a possibility to be taught concerning the new price range guidelines; processes and roles and obligations below the KP Native Authorities (Modification) Act 2019; Guidelines of Enterprise; and the price range name round.

Contributors additionally gained hands-on expertise in getting ready improvement budgets and presenting them for approval in a sequence of simulation workouts designed to encourage inter-departmental coordination.

“Because the Native Authorities system has been established within the Merged Areas (MA) for the primary time and several other authorities departments have been devolved, coaching for making budgets for tehsil native authorities officers, together with devolved places of work and TMA, are vital as it’s one thing they’ve by no means completed earlier than,” mentioned Zaheer ul-Islam Shah, KP Secretary for Native Authorities, Elections and Rural Improvement Division.

The workshops had been held in shut partnership with the KP native authorities division, with the target of laying the groundwork for constructing robust and responsive native governance programs in MA. “We visited Bajaur and Mohmand to satisfy with representatives from TMAs and devolved departments to grasp how we will higher assist them in working native governments successfully,” mentioned UNDP MAGP Programme Supervisor Raluca Eddon.

“Going ahead, we will likely be working carefully with the LG division, the TMAs, district administrations, and naturally, the village and neighbourhood councils to strengthen the native governance system.”

Reflecting on his expertise on the coaching, TMA Officer Mohammad Javid Khan from district Mohmand mentioned, “Aside from gaining in-depth data of the brand new two-tier authorities construction, I additionally appreciated how the workshops linked TMA officers and representatives of the devolved departments.”

He added that “beforehand there was ambiguity and frustration on account of unfamiliarity and lack of expertise — the workshops introduced us collectively and remodeled us right into a crew — we now perceive learn how to consolidate our efforts and make the very best influence for the folks of the area.”

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Consultants for businessmen’s capacity-building to return as much as rising market competitiveness



PESHAWAR: Consultants at a consultative session underscored the necessity for equipping the enterprise group with trendy strategies and strategies for development in industrial sector, underscoring this might not solely assist to satisfy rising competitiveness in native and world markets but additionally stabilize the delicate nationwide financial system.

It’s vital to equip enterprise group with newest expertise and instruments to compete in native as properly world market and produce stability within the nation’ financial system, harassed Muhammad Ishaq, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Business whereas addressing the concluding session of a two-day coaching/consultative session.

The coaching/consultative session titled: “Industrial-Tutorial Linkage –Trainings (WBT) and Placements” was collectively organized by SCCI and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Training and Vocational Authority (KP-TEVTA), with technical and monetary help of GIZ – the German growth company.

Faiz Muhammad, GIZ/KP TEVTA advisor, elaborated principal aims of the session and apprised the members of rising wants for utilizing trendy instruments and strategies for enterprise and industrial development/upgradation, which, in response to him, has develop into dire want of the hours amid growing competitiveness native and world markets.

Former SCCI president Haji Muhammad Afzal, govt members together with: Haji Ghulam Hussain, Munawar Khurshid, Lala Badshah, Javed Ahmad, Ms Qurtul Ain, All-Pakistan Business Exporters Affiliation Chairman S Minhajuddin, SIE Kohat Affiliation President Wahid Arif Awan, businessmen connected with varied sectors from Peshawar, Nowshera, Mohmand and different elements of the province attended the two-day session.

Ishaq stated the utilization of recent strategies is important for growth of enterprise and industries. He harassed the necessity for taking pragmatic initiatives to rearrange on-jobs coaching and capability constructing periods to boost skilled/technical expertise of human useful resource, workforce to satisfy growing challenges.

The SCCI chief highlighted the significance of on-job coaching and informative periods, saying that such programmes would offer availability of expert and well-trained workforce, human sources.

Ishaq stated whereas retaining in view the eager curiosity and participation of the enterprise group, the SCCI has designed a holistic plan to conduct such coaching periods to boost capability/expertise of the members of the group in future.

He known as for strengthening industry-academic linkages, including that universities/instructional establishments should be centered on growth of pupils’ technical expertise with the intention to compete with the growing market necessities.

The SCCI disclosed the proposed plan would convey constructive modifications by way of which all amenities, incentives and points could be resolved on precedence foundation.



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SCCI seeks pragmatic steps to resolve small factories points



PESHAWAR: Muhammad Ishaq, President, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Trade (SCCI), has reiterated his agency resolve to elevating points being confronted by small factories in a befitting method.

He requested the federal, provincial governments and related authorities to kind out issues being confronted by small producers to avert closure of industries, including that small industries have an essential position in boosting nationwide financial system, which can be a fantastic supply of employment technology.

The SCCI chief was speaking with a delegation of the Small Industrial Property (SIE) Affiliation Kohat Street Peshawar right here on the chamber’s home on Thursday.

The affiliation delegation, led by its president Waheed Arif Awan, got here to the chamber to formally congratulate Muhammad Ishaq on being elected as SCCI president for the following time period.

SIE Affiliation delegation was comprised on former president SCCI Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, former senior vp Imran Khan Mohmand, member of SCCI’s government physique Lala Badshah, affiliation members Nazeef, Shahhkar Awan, Kiramat Adnan, Sher Muhammad, Asadullah, Dr Nasir, Haji Khalid, Mohibur Rehman and Malik Ishtiaq.

Ejaz Khan Afridi, the SCCI’s senior vp additionally current within the assembly.

Arif Awan apprised the president M Ishaq about problems with small factories homeowners, who’ve established their items in Small Industrial Property Kohat Street Peshawar wherein unlawful export of plastic, slipper scrap from Okay-P to Afghanistan, hours-long electrical energy suspension with out issuance of allow, assortment of property tax, serving unlawful seen by provincial labour division alongside low fuel stress and others allied issues had been included.

Reacting to reservations and issues of small manufacturing unit homeowners, Ishaq mentioned the problems pertaining to unlawful export of plastic, slipper scrap from Okay-P to Afghanistan and property tax had already been taken up by provincial and federal authorities. He expressed hope afore-stated issues could be resolved immediately.

Apart from, taking on points with related authorities authorities, he recommended that authorized means also needs to be opted for amicable decision of these points and immediate aid to merchants’ neighborhood.

Ishaq remarked industrial estates are already paying a number of taxes. He, due to this fact, confirmed an entire opposition relating to assortment of property tax from the estates, which needs to be ended forthwith.

He disclosed a gathering could be quickly held with Director Afghan Transit Commerce wherein the problem of export of plastic, slipper scarp from Okay-P to Afghanistan could be mentioned, and guaranteed the problem could be resolved as soon as for all.

Earlier in a separate assembly, former president SCCI Adeel Rauf and a senior member of the chamber Aftab Hayat additionally met with President Muhammad Ishaq and formally congratulated him for taking cost of his workplace.


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KP-EZDMC launches 9 new financial zones briefly interval of two years



PESHAWAR: Chief Govt Officer (CEO) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Financial Zones Growth & Administration Firm (KP-EZDMC), Javed Iqbal Khattak has mentioned that with the establishing of 9 new financial zones within the province inside a interval of two years has turned the dream of industrialization right into a actuality.

In a press release issued right here on Sunday, he mentioned that 5 extra financial zones together with one Particular Financial Zone (SEZ) i.e. Daraban SEZ, Buner Marble Metropolis, Salt & Gypsum Metropolis Karak, Mansehra EZ and Katlang EZ are within the pipeline.

These initiatives of the corporate, the CEO mentioned will deliver an industrial funding of Rs.338 billion in current and newly launched financial zones in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These tasks will assist improve exports and produce lower in imports and finally the economic system of the province could be strengthened.

The corporate was established in 2015 with the purpose of bringing enchancment within the industrial infrastructure and promotion of industries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to generate employment alternatives.

Earlier than the institution of the corporate there have been solely three financial zones i.e. Gadoon, Hattar and Peshawar Financial Zones within the province and the quantity has no elevated to 14, whereby 344 industrial models are under-construction and a few have began business exercise.

Out of them D.I. Khan Financial Zone has grow to be operational and 9 industrial models have began manufacturing whereas 16 extra are under-construction. Equally, he mentioned that 90% plots have already been allotted in Bannu Financial Zone and development work on them has additionally been began.

Land for Jalozai Financial Zone was acquired throughout 2005, however no improvement was initiated and now in addition to the availability of electrical energy work on primary infrastructure has been accomplished and 45 industrial models are beneath development whereas two models have began business manufacturing whereas the remaining will begin operation by the top of December this 12 months.

He mentioned that the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Nowshera has been restored and now merchandise are being exported from it. He particularly talked about the set up of an enormous unit of the manufacturing of the elements of drilling machines which are being exported to Saudi Arabia.

He mentioned that 9 models of marble, ghee and aluminum have been put in in Mohmand Financial Zone and work is in progress. Equally, he mentioned that funding can be continued in Rashakai Particular Financial Zone and industrial models are being arrange there. He particularly talked about the institution of an electrical automobiles manufacturing unit by a Chinese language firm, which would be the first auto-mobile manufacturing unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Metal, electrical cable, meals and oxygen manufacturing models are beneath development in Rashakai Particular Financial Zone. Equally, he mentioned that incentives provided in Hattar Particular Financial Zone are additionally attracting traders and eight models have already been established which have provided gasoline electrical energy. A Saudi Arabian investor can be establishing a unit. He mentioned that land in Ghazi was accessible because the 90s and now 80% work on the institution of infrastructure has been accomplished whereas 95% improvement work on Chitral Financial Zone has been accomplished , saying thus far 129 billion rupees have been invested in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The CEO KP-EZDMC mentioned that thus far an  funding to the tone of Rs.129 billion has been made within the province and from subsequent 12 months 4 extra financial zones could be specified for the indigenous mineral sector. The zones embody Buner Marble Metropolis, Salt & Gypsum Metropolis Karak. These industrial actions are going to generate over 4,00,000 employment.

The corporate, he mentioned can be specializing in the revival of sick industrial models and thus far 160 models have been revived solely in Gadoon Financial Zone whereby huge and robust industrial teams have made funding in pharma, metal, pipe and foam manufacturing models.



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