Secretary Industries & Trade Captain (R) Muhammad Zafar Iqbal presided over a meeting today and reviewed DG Khan development Package. Secretary Industries while addressing the meeting held at Civil Secretariat said that a comprehensive plan for the economic development of Dera Ghazi Khan has been chalked out for a population of 451,000 in DGK.
He expressed that under the vision of Chief Minister Punjab, Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skills Development Department is determined to uplift backward and neglected areas of the province in order to boost economic activities and generate employment opportunities in accordance with Punjab Industrial Policy 2018.
Secretary Industries, Commerce, Investment & Skills Development Department chaired a progress review meeting of schemes under DG Khan Development Package. He stated that this package is an insignia of a firm determination of the Government to uplift the economy of poor and backward areas of DG Khan. Secretary Industries also deliberated upon various aspects of the schemes: Artisan Village Taunsa Sharif, Up-gradation of Handicrafts Development Center Taunsa Sharif, Construction of Government Technical Training Institute Taunsa Sharif, Small Industrial Estate DG Khan, Loaning Schemes of Punjab Small Industries Corporation and Mir Chakar Khan Rind University Technology DG Khan were thoroughly deliberated upon.
He furthermore said that with the personal interest and efforts of Chief Minister Punjab, state-of-the-art Mir Chakkar Khan Rind University of Technology Dera Ghazi Khan is a precious gift of Punjab Government for the people of South Punjab and it will prove a milestone for imparting latest technology to the youth of DGK.
Secretary Industries further stated that technical skills would be imparted to the youth of DG Khan and allied areas to arm them with the latest technology for getting jobs and curbing unemployment and poverty in DGK. He emphasized that PSIC and TEVTA should make all-out efforts by playing a strategic role for timely completion of the schemes on a fast track as per scheduled timelines.
In addition to this, Secretary Industries directed that the authorities concerned should monitor the physical progress by visiting the projects on-site and take necessary steps to eradicate impediments/bottlenecks in order to ensure the timely implementation of the Chief Minister Punjab vision in letter and spirit.