Mineral, tourism and agriculture sectors of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) offer a lot of opportunities and exploration of these areas will not only benefit investors but will also help augment trade and business between Pakistan and Turkey, said Adviser to Chief Minister on Information Technology Ziaullah Bangash.

He made the remarks during the visit of a Turkish delegation to the K-P Board of Investment and Trade (BOIT) on Wednesday. Turkish businessmen were briefed on the investment opportunities and ongoing projects in the province.

Bangash informed the visiting delegation about the investment potential of K-P and said that the provincial government would provide the required assistance to foreign investors.

He said that the government was also facilitating investors in exploring the potential of the province in the areas of information technology, hydroelectric power, agriculture and solar energy.

He emphasised that the government would assist investors and provide them with the required help, adding that the government was also establishing new economic zones to speed up business activities in the province. Also speaking on the occasion, BOIT Chief Executive Hassan Daud Butt briefed the Turkish delegation about the industrial policy and said that the provincial government was establishing special economic zones in Rashakai, DI Khan, Jalozai, Chitral, Buner and Swat while the establishment of small industrial estates was underway in 19 districts including Buner and Peshawar.

The delegation expressed keen interest in investing in K-P, believing that it would help strengthen trade relations between the two countries. On a separate occasion, the Turkish businessmen called on K-P Assembly Deputy Speaker Mahmood Jan to discuss matters of bilateral interest.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2021.

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