It’s a matter of great pleasure and satisfaction that SCCI is achieving its objective of serving and protecting rights of the business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for its economic prosperity.
SCCI recently have successfully convinced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and federal governments for provision of electricity to KP industries on wheeling charges, gas supply on priority to KP consumers under article-158 of the constitution, 24/7 opening of Torkham border, withdrawal of with-holding tax on filers and compensation package for losses due to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Indeed, realization of constitutional rights will help usher into era of social and economic prosperity through utilization of abundant natural resources for industrial development for the ultimate benefit of its inhabitants and by attracting invaluable foreign investment.
SCCI while keeping its tradition alive is holding Investment Opportunities Conference (IOC) for drawing attention of investors for exploitation of sectors of tourism, hydel (micro/small hydel projects with 30,000 MW potential)/solar/wind energy, mineral (marble, granite, chromite, copper etc.), gemstones (emerald, topaz, tourmaline etc.), honey (20 kinds), agri-business (tobacco, tea, olive, veggies, fruits, dates, fresh/dry fruits, medicinal plants etc.), livestock (goats, sheep, calf, birds, ostrich, poultry, fishery etc.) etc. to overcome losses of business community incurred during war against terror, disasters, refugee influx and IDPs for the last 40-years.
SCCI is also planning to hold second round of APC for evolving Charter of Economy (COE) for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in order to utilize enormous natural resources after inclusion of mineral-rich tribal areas and trade promotion through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC) with Central Asian Republics (CARs), Afghanistan and other countries.
Alhamdo-Lillah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is bestowed by Allah with bounties abundantly and it’s the right time for authorities, policy-makers and business community to synergize for devising realistic policies for tapping colossal resources in the best interest of the people by adopting modern technology for achieving objectives in least possible time and efforts.
I hope and assure people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that the day is not far when our province will develop speedily leading to sufficient employment opportunities, poverty alleviated, terrorism eliminated, agriculture and industries booming and prosperity prevalent.
IJAZ KHAN AFRIDI
Acting President SCCI