PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has appealed to the entrepreneurs from across the country to come forward; invest in FATA especially in industrial and mineral sectors; contribute in socio-economic uplift of the country; the FATA in particular and security will be no more be an issue in the region. 

“I am also going to create a one-window operation facility at the Directorate of Minerals and Industrial Development of FATA Secretariat to facilitate the potential investors and they will surely derive benefits from the natural wealth, abundantly available in the are,” he added.

Addressing a joint delegation of entrepreneurs; representing Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; FATA Chamber of Commerce and Industry; All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association; All Pakistan Marble Exporter Association; as well as various bodies of the Anjuman-e-Tajran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Thursday, the Governor further stated, “We would also be eagerly awaiting workable proposals from the industrialists and investors of the country in making our efforts fully result oriented”. 

Welcoming the good gestures extended by the delegation, the Governor said, “I will launch a project of natural gas supply in one of the area of FATA within a week time which will be the first step of its nature in the entire FATA.” The difficulties in FATA are no more a secret now, however, he added, security will never be a problem and we will make this sure with the active support of the people of FATA. 

Responding to the points raised by Zubair Ali, Vice President of the FPCCI, the governor said that serious efforts are afoot to ensure availability of infrastructure facilities especially the provision of electricity, which can be further augmented in line with the aspirations of the potential investors.

Responding to another point, the Governor said, establishment of the FATA Investment Bank is now a matter of months and all the required procedural process is now in the pipeline.  Similarly, he added, he is also seriously reviewing the pace of progress on the establishment of the Marble City in Mohmand Agency and future course in this respect will decided in a week time.