Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has suffered the worst consequences of terrorism over the years, resulting in extremely adverse effects on its economic growth. Now with the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb & the return of peace in the province & owing to its strategic location on the CPEC, KP is witnessing an upsurge in economic activity and prospects of investments. Sustainable industrial activity is crucial for the economic growth of any region. Against this backdrop, the important role to be played by the department cannot be over-emphasized. The department’s mandate is not only to create an enabling environment for sustainable industrialization, but also to promote complementing activities like commerce, trade, technical education, and vocational training. We are not only endeavoring to provide world-class infrastructure and facilities for our existing and new industrial zones but also trying to ensure the availability of adequately trained human resources. KP government was the first province to announce its Industrial Policy in 2016 which has an attractive incentives package that is expected to go a long way in attracting investment to the province. We are also trying to take all necessary measures to prepare for the tremendous opportunities that are likely to arise due to CPEC which would go a long way in turning around the destinies of the people of KP.