PESHAWAR    -    Owners of small factories Tuesday demanded the provincial government and relevant authorities to avoid taking ‘anti-industries’ actions and facilitate them to boost up industrialization in the province.     They called for uninterrupted power supply to the industrial units situated in Small Industrial Estate Kohat Road, Peshawar. They demanded to solve the issue of low gas pressure and arrest of factories owners/employees on pretext of collecting multiple taxes. They wanted serious steps for further improvement in water, sewerage and sanitation system and increase in entry timings of raw-materials laden vehicles in the estate. These demands were made during a meeting chaired by Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Hasnain Khurshid Ahmad during a visit of MD, Small Industries Development Board (SIDB) Syed Zafar Ali Shah here at the chamber’s house. The meeting was attended by the SCCI’s senior vice president Imran Khan Mohmand, SIDB Deputy Managing Director, Noman Fayyaz, former president Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, President Small Industrial Estate Wahid Arif Awan, owners of small manufacturing units, their representatives and officials from authorities concerned.

Hasnain Khurshid while stressing the need for taking proactive steps towards resolution of small factories problems said, small industries have played a pivotal role in economic development, especially improving the country’s export