ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Industries and Production has requested all stakeholders as well as the general public to give inputs/feedback on the policy as well as sectoral proposals, contained in the revised draft of industrial policy document, so that the same may be considered for incorporation in the final document. The revised draft of industrial policy has been placed on the website of the Ministry of Industries and Production.
The comments of all stake -holding federal as well as provincial governments’ ministries, departments & corporations and other interested parties have been solicited which can be emailed on email@example.com whereas hard copy can be sent to joint secretary, Policy & Planning, Ministry of Industries & Production. Based on these feedbacks, the next draft is to be finalised.
An inception report was presented in May, 2010 which was followed by a series of consultative meetings that took place all over the country with trade associations, chambers and sectoral experts. Thereafter, a draft was presented at the Sukkur, Hyderabad, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Gujranwala chambers. The last presentation on draft industrial policy was made in Islamabad on August 12.
It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Minister for Industries and Production Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani had set up a 34 member task force and core group which included representatives from the chambers of commerce and industry, federal &, provincial governments, academia and sectoral experts. The core group is working on the industrial policy document in active consultation with stakeholders.-NNI