10 economic zones planned across KP, including Chitral

Manzoor Ali

PESHAWARAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to establish at least 10 economic zones across the province in the next decade under the Industrial Policy, 2020.

The provincial cabinet had approved the policy last month.

According to the policy, a copy of which is available with Dawn, the proposed zones include Rashkai Special Economic Zone and Nowshera Economic Zone Extension and will be set up in Jalozai, Nowshera, Chitral, Mohmand, Ghazi, Darband, Swat, Buner and Shakas areas. Also, the establishment of two special economic zones under the public-private partnership in the next five years has been planned.

The document shows that the policy will promote construction, automobile, pharmaceutical, electronics, apparel, transshipment, IT and food and labour intensive industries in the province.

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