English Press Release 05.01.2022

FAISALABAD. Two separate committees have been constituted to redress the problems confronted by the Faisalabad Small Industrial Estate (FSIE) Nalka Kohala Faisalabad regarding WASA and other administrative and facilitative issues, said Mr. Atif Munir Sheikh President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI).

Chairing a joint meeting of the stakeholders and concerned Government departments, he said that time frame-work has been given to each committee to take measures and resolve the same within the stipulated time period. Vice Chairman WASA Sheikh Shahid Javed and Amin-ul-Din Owaisi Regional Director Punjab Small Industrial Estates Corporation (PSIEC) also attended it. The meeting decided that WASA will submit details of physical work completed in addition to the financial statement within a period of one week. The eight members committee would visit the FSIE to review the on-ground situation and decide future line of action to facilitate the industrial units established in this estate. Vice Chairman WASA said that he is also representative of the business community and would try his optimum best to resolve their WASA related issues as soon as possible. The meeting was told that the Punjab Government had released funds of Rs.279 million a few years back for the WASA related project in FSIE. Out of it, Rs. 230 million has been expended while Rs. 49 million is still pending unutilized with WASA authority. This amount could be utilized to complete the missing links in addition to removing the discrepancies so that the project could be formally handed over to the Punjab Small Industrial Corporation. The other committee also discussed the issue relating to the encroachments, violation of laws, transfer of plots, issuance of NOCs and security related issues. President FCCI said that he will request WASA to launch an exclusive drive for the desilting of drains in Faisalabad Small Industrial Estate. The silt, garbage and other waste dumped along the roads would also be removed to improve the cleanliness and hygienic conditions in this industrial estate. In this connection the services of the Solid Waste Management Department could also be solicited. He said that industrialists of this estate are ready to bear the expenditure incurred on the security of the industrial area. He suggested that funds could be raised on a self help basis to hire private security guards in addition to purchasing motorcycles for their regular patrolling in this area. He said that he will also talk to the City Police Officer (CPO) to arrange regular police patrolling by the concerned police station.

The meeting was also attended by vice president Rana Fayyaz Ahmed, DMD WASA Mr, Ikram Ullah, Deputy Director Furqan Haider, Assistant Director Hayat Randhawa, Mr. Riaz-ul-Haq, Sana Ullah Niazi, Mr. Muhammad yasin and Afzal Ahmed.

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