LAHORE   -  A delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its president Qaiser Iqbal Baryar, called on Punjab Minister for Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal on Thursday.

Secretary Wasif Khurshid, chairman Export Processing Zone Authority Rizwan Ahmed Bhatti, CEO PIEDMC Javed Ilyas and Punjab Small Industries Corporation officials were also present.

The minister directed forming a committee of stakeholders to devise a practical model for Sialkot Export Processing Zone. He said the government was following the policy of accelerating industrialisation process to create more job opportunities. He regretted that a few industrial units have been established in Sialkot Export Processing Zone since 2002 and reiterated that past practice of real estate business will not be tolerated in industrial estates. Industrialisation promotes job opportunities and encourages new investment to boost the national economy, he added.