PESHAWAR (APP) - The industrialists of NWFP have demanded the inclusion of District Nowshera in Prime Ministers Relief Package announced for the revival of industrial and trade activities in war affected districts of the province. The call was made during a meeting of Sarhad Industrial Employers Association, held in Associated Industries, Nowshera with president, Omar K. Waheed in the chair. Those who attended were included Fazle Wadood Khan, Fasihul Haq Khawaja, Rafique Azfar, Mohamad Nouman, Sheikh Nadeem Naeem, Mukhtiar Ahmad, Zahid Iqbal, Aftab Ahmad, Faheem Ahmad, Mohammad Ashfaq Paracha, president, Nowshera Industrial Estate, Sheikh Nadeem Naeem and chairman, All Pakistan Marble Association (Northern Region) Mohammad Hanif and other industrialists and office bearers of the employers association. The meeting reviewed the draft of the relief package announced by the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani for the revival of industrial and trade activities in the province. The province, they said had divided into three categories. The first category is comprising of most affected areas including FATA, PATA and settled area districts of Hangu, Bannu, Tank, Kohat and Chitral while followed by the moderately affected districts of Charsadda, Peshawar, D.I. Khan, Batagram, Lakki Marwat, Swabi and Mardan. The third category is identified as lesser affected areas included districts Nowshera, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra and Kohistan. The meeting said that though district Nowshera is part of Peshawar division and despite severely affected during the militancy had been ignored and included in the lesser-affected areas, which they attributed to sheer injustice with both business community as well as the people of the district. The employers association comprising of top industrialists of not only the district, but also of the province said that the district had suffered a lot due to militancy and two suicide blasts beside various operations against militants have been carried out in the districts. Furthermore, they said that the industrialists and people of the districts had extended full cooperation with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Malakand Division and tribal area. The largest IDPs camp, they said is still present in Jalozai, district Nowshera. They said that that despite bordering districts included in the category of moderately affected districts of Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan and Swabi, District Nowshera had been excluded from the category. They said that the district has capital intensive units like Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC), Associated Industries, two cement manufacturing units and first and largest life saving drugs manufacturing unit M/S Ferozsons Laboratories and large investment has been made in Risalpur Industrial Estate. But due to reasons known to the quarters concern it was not included in the second category. In support of their demand they said that their business has been affected by 80 to 90 per cent in the war on terror. The market of our products is southern districts of NWFP, which had been badly affected in the militancy and resulting in 90 per cent decline in our business, Fazle Wadood Khan, Senior Director Operations, Associated Industries told the meeting adding that incentives given to the industries located few meters from out industries and businesses would adversely affect their capacity to compete with such industries and businesses. The participants of the meeting decided launching a full pledge campaign for the inclusion of the district in the most affected or at least in moderately affected districts of the province. In this connection, the meeting also decided to write formal letters to PM Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Governor NWFP Owais Ahmad Ghani, Chief Minister NWFP, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Federal Minister for Finance, Shaukat Tareen to divert their attention towards the injustice met out to their district and inclusion of their district in the most affected or moderately affected categories. In this connection, the meeting also decided to contact political leaders and particularly members of Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assembly and provincial minister to seek their support in the struggle for the rights of their district.