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1- ON ENHANCING INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS
2- CARPET INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN
3- WTO: QUOTAS TO GO
4- INDUSTRIAL POLICY 2005-2015
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INDUSTRIAL POLICY
2005-2015
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It would cover 19 sectors classified in 2 categories i.e the
Large Scale Industry and Medium and Small Industry
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From SHAMIM AHMED RIZVI,
Islamabad
Aug 09 - 15, 2004
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Experts Advisory Cell (EAC) a professional organization under the Ministry of


Industries and Production is busy in preparation of a 10 years Industrial Policy (2005-
2015) for Pakistan and in this connection has held a series of meetings and
workshops with the stakeholders through out the country.
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ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION Engineer Zahid Hussan, Chief EAC told this correspondent in exclusive interview that
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industrial stakeholders and different federal and provincial ministries. The draft is
being given final touches and will be submitted to the government by next month.

Highlighting the salient features of the Industrial Policy Engr. Zahid Aziz said that it
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would cover 19 sectors classified in 2 categories i.e. the Large Scale Industry (LSI)
and Medium and Small Industry (MSA). He said that the policy will be for 10 years
period (2005-2015) and would not be made in isolation. Rather, it would make efforts
towards maximizing efficient employment of human, agricultural and national
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facilities will be increased by strengthening of industrial integration and linkages. He
classified textile, chemical & petrochemical, knowledge and technology intensive as
Sunshine Industry due to higher potentials of growth.

PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT He combined small and medium industries in another classification and underlined
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importance of the growth as MSI (Medium and Small Industries) would complement
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included sewerage and waste water system in basic infrastructure and called for
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EAC which is manned by professionals is a proactive body and has done very useful
work during the past few years. Its main responsibility is to assist Ministry of
Industries and Production in policy formulation and conducting research and analysis
on industrial related issues. It was assigned the task of preparing on industrial policy,
after having discussion and suggestions with representatives of all industrial sectors
both in public and private sector specially focusing on sectors with export potential
and emphasis on training of skilled manpower to meet WTO challenges. Various
government organizations specially under the Ministry of Industries and Production
were giving training to the people and the proposed policy will aim at coordinating all
such efforts with facilities available in the private sector.

The main industries which have been taken cases are, agriculture sector, automobile
sector, bottled water sector, carpet sector, cement sector, ceramics sector, chemical
sector, diary sector, edible oil sector, fertilizer sector, glass sector, information
technology sector, jute sector, leather sector, mining and quarrying sector, paper and
paper board sector, plastics sector, poultry sector, processed food and beverages
sector, sports good sector, sugar sector, surgical instruments, synthetic fiber sector,
textile sector and tobacco sector.

The EAS has conducted a thorough research on each of these sectors and compiled
all relevant data � past, present and its future potential problems and bottleneck and
suggestions to overcome these impediments. Besides EAC have published special
reports such as Pakistan Investment Guide 2003, updated 2004, Prospects of
Chemical Industry in Pakistan-2003, Industrial Investment in Pakistan-2003, digest of
Industrial Sectors-2003, Physical Infrastructure Pakistan-2003, Directory of Scientific
and Analytical Equipments-2003, Potential of I.T Industry in Pakistan-2004,
Investment Oriented Study on Minerals and Mineral Based Industries-2004 and
Potential of BIO Industry in Pakistan-2004.

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