Ministry of Industries & Production

GOVERNOR GILGIT BALTISTAN MIR. GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN CALLED ON THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES...

Islamabad: February 12, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi said that Ministry of Industries and Production will help the Provisional Government of Gilgit Baltistan in installation of Fruit Processing Plants, for poverty alleviation in the area, and that the  Ministry and its companies like Furniture Pakistan, James and jewelry and SEMEDA will play their best efforts for Industrial development of Gilgit Baltistan. Minister share these views with Governor Gilgit Baltistan  Mir. Ghazanfar Ali khan at his residence on Friday.

        The Governor said that in Gilgit Baltistan  unemployment ratio is very high, Tourism is the only industry and as such there is vital need of industries in Gilgit Baltistan. The  Minister said we will facilitate you in industry sector especially James and jewelry, Furniture, Installation of Fruit Pulps factories, Opening of utility stores in northern areas of Pakistan. Minister further said for the development of small and medium enterprises our sub department Ahan will expand its working to the northern areas of Pakistan Aik Hunar Aik Nagar focusing mainly on neglected sectors of hand-crafted products. Ahan is promoting their products to make their competitive in local and international markets, Employment generation and increasing income in the informal rural markets, thus leading to rural poverty alleviation.

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