ISLAMABAD: Opening of 10 more utility stores has been approved by the authorities concerned of the department.
After consultation with Shahzada Iftikhar, the MD Utility Stores has directed GM to open new stores in the following areas: 1. Super Store Drosh 2. Super Store Garam Chashama 3. Super Store Booni Areas where new Utility Stores shall be opened include the following: 4. Susoom Karimabad 5. Harth Karimabad 6. Parabek Garam Chashma 7. Madaklasht 8. Golain 9. Makak 10. Mur Rech (UC Khot).
This will bring the number of Total Stores opened in Chitral in four years to Forty (40). The aim of Utility stores is to ensure good quality products at affordable prices besides helping control prices by private shopkeepers.
It may be noted that Shahzada Iftikhar Uddin MNA Chitral is a member of two Standing Committees of the National Assembly namely Standing Committee on Monday Development & Reforms as well as Standing Committee on Industries & Production as Utility Stores, SMEDA and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) fall under the later Ministry.
A Branch of SMEDA shall also be opened in Chitral this year as it will help promote & facilitate much need private sector activity small and medium sized enterprizes in Chitral and help create private sector jobs for the areas youth.