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Meeting of the Standing Committee on Industries and Production
Friday, 29th December, 2017

Islamabad, 29th December, 2017: 32nd meeting of the Standing Committee on Industries and Production was held today under the Chairmanship of Mr.Asad Umar, MNA.

2.       The meeting started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Then, the Committee decided to proceed with the agenda.

3.       The Committee unanimously confirmed the minutes of its previous meeting held on 23-11-2017.

4.       The departmental representative of SMEDA briefed the committee regarding implementation status of the previous recommendations of the committee and presented the comprehensive report. The committee observed that the SMEDA has initiated steps for implementation of recommendation about expansion of Agro Food Processing Company. It was intimated to the committee that the PC-1 in this regard is under process. The committee recommended that that the PC-1 shall be completed and presented before it till the end of January 2018.

5.       It was informed by the Hon. Chairman that in furtherance to the recommendations of the committee for sending reference regarding Pakistan Steel Mills Karachi to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a letter dated 18-12-2017 has been sent to the concerned quarters for further necessary action. Representative of NAB informed the committee that the said latter has not yet been received at relevant section. Copy of the said letter was handed over to the representative of NAB with direction to follow up the same and update the committee in next meeting.

6.       The departmental representative of the Furniture Company of Pakistan briefed the committee regarding the implementation status of the recommendation of the committee dated 13-07-2017. The committee appreciated the progress about all the recommendations with direction to initiate steps for further progress and upbringing the Furniture Company of Pakistan including the recruitment of deficient staff. It was also recommended by the committee to finalize recruitment till 31st March 2018 and submit report before the committee.

7.       The departmental representative of the ENAR briefed the committee about the business plan of the department as directed by the committee. The committee appreciated the positive contributions of ENAR. It was recommended by the committee that all the financial/non financial barriers shall be removed for improvement. It was recommended that the state shall ensure active participation of state owned companies like ENAR etc in next phase of CPEC. The committee recommended that outstanding dues, arrears and all other benefits of the retired employees of Pakistan Machine Tool Factory be released immediately.

8.       Hon. Members Mr. Asad Umar, MNA (Chairman), Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, MNA,Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon MNA,Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, MNA, Dr. Shezra Mansab Ali Khan Kharal, MNA, Mr. Abdul Hakeem Baloch, MNA, Ms. Sajida Begum, MNA, Mr. Mehboob Alam, MNA, Maulana Muhammad Gohar Shah, MNA, attended the meeting besides the senior officers from the Ministry of Industries and Production with their staff.