Economic Zones to be set up in tribal districts

Caretaker KP Minister for Industries, Commerce, Technical Education, and Newly
Merged Districts Affairs, Dr. Syed Amer Abdullah, has taken significant steps
towards the creation of economic zones (EZs) in the tribal districts of Kurram and
South Waziristan. During a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat, various aspects
related to the establishment of these economic zones in tribal district were
discussed. The goal is to create economic opportunities and enhance the local
economy in these tribal districts. By strategically planning the establishment of
economic zones, the government aims to provide maximum benefits to the
residents of Kurram and South Waziristan.
Key points from the meeting include Selection of Suitable Sites for the Economic
zones. The meeting reviewed suitable sites which were carefully chosen to
maximize benefits for the local population.
Consultants’ Detailed feasibilities were also presented during the meeting. These
assessments covered various aspects, including the potential of the new
economic zones.
Priorities and Decisions Considering different priorities, the meeting agreed to
establish two economic zones—one in each of the two districts. Importantly,
these new zones will be set up in areas where there is no existing industrial estate
managed by the Small Industries Development Board (SIDB) or any economic
zone operated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and
Management Company (KP-EZDMC).
Special Secretary Industries and Commerce, Mohammad Anwar Khan, Chief
Executive Officer (CEO), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and
Management Company (KP-EZDMC), Javed Iqbal Khattak and Manager Business
Facilitation Centre (Board of Investment & Trade), Iqbal Sarwar, representatives
of HA Consultant and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.