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    Special Technology Zones would be setup in four different cities – Mahmood Khan 

    Special Technology Zones would be setup in four different cities – Mahmood Khan


    Chitral Times Report

    PESHWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan was called on Chairman Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) Amer Hashmi here the other day. Various matters related to providing employment opportunities to youth through the promotion of Information Technology in the province came under discussion on the occasion. Provincial Minister for Information Technology Atif Khan was also present on the occasion. The dignitaries agreed in principle to initially establish four Special Technology Zones (STZs) in the province through mutual collaboration of the provincial government and Special Technology Zones Authority.

    The proposed Special Technology Zones would be setup in Peshawar, Haripur, Mardan and Swat. It was also decided in principle to constitute a joint working group comprising the relevant quarters of the provincial government and Special Technology Zones Authority to implement this strategic plan .

    These Special Technology Zones aimed at empowering the youth by providing them maximum job opportunities. Other venues of mutual cooperation and collaboration between the provincial government and STZA for the fast track promotion of modern technology with aim to boost economy of the province were also discussed and it was agreed to work together in this regard. Chairman STZA lauded the initiatives taken by the provincial government for promoting Information and Communication Technology in the province. Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that provincial government was taking result oriented steps to promote modern technology specially the Information & Communication Technology and to encourage private sector investment in the province.

    He said that all the services and facilities were being provided to private sector investors under the one roof through one window operation facility adding that CM Business Portal was also being been launched to timely address the grievances of business community and investors. The chief minister termed the establishment of Special Technology Zones as of vital importance fo creating employment opportunities for the young lot of the province and said that the provincial government would extend all out support to this effect.



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