SIALKOT - The Punjab government has approved a project of establishing a small industrial estate at Pasrur for developing a strong industrial base, besides curbing the menace of prolonged backwardness of the region, an lawmaker said. 

Local MNA Zahid Hamid stated this while talking to the newsmen. He said that as many as 20 industrial units would be established at this proposed mini small industrial estate at Pasrur, where hundreds of local skilled and non-skilled industrial workers will get jobs.

He said that different development and social welfare projects worth Rs2.75 billion were underway.

These projects, he added, include establishment of Sialkot Cadet College at Pasrur, construction of the different main roads linking the Pasrur bordering areas with Sialkot’s urban areas and provision of gas facility to as many as 140 villages including Pasrur and Chawinda in NA-114.

He announced that streetlights would become functional at the end of this month to enlighten the Pasrur city during the nights, besides, providing a special grant of Rs. 20 million  for the construction of Pasrur-Dhora Road to provide better means  of communication to the local rural areas’ population.