Govt to establish pharma industry in KP hiring poppy growers

The government is considering to start a pharmaceutical industry in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, employing people convoluted in poppy cultivation.

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  • The government will also introduce a special investment policy for Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Reports and recommendations prepared by the two committees will be presented to the PM’s anti-smuggling steering committee.
  • The committee will also include the members of FBR, Board of Investment (BOI) and Ministry of Finance.
  • The proposals for the policy will include subsidies, concessions, and exemptions on duties and taxation.
  • The federal government will fully cooperate with the provincial government to provide alternative job opportunities for the locals.

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The government is considering to start pharmaceutical industry in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This initiative will be beneficial for the people, as it will employ the locals convoluted in poppy cultivation.

Meanwhile, the government will also introduce a special investment policy for Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Two separate committees headed by top officials for newly merged districts of KP and Balochistan have also been set out. The committee will also include the members of FBR, Board of Investment (BOI) and Ministry of Finance.

According to the source, reports and recommendations by the two committees will be presented to the PM’s anti-smuggling steering committee.

Other members of the committee, headed by the Ministry of Commerce officials, will include representatives from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as well as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary.

Alternative Job Opportunities:

The federal government will fully cooperate with the provincial government to provide alternative job opportunities for the locals involved in poppy cultivation. The proposals for the policy will include subsidies, concessions, and exemptions on duties and taxation.

However, with the aim of promoting ease-of-doing-business, some reforms and measures will be included in the policy’s framework.


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