Plans to expand the industrial zone in the federal capital. Asad Omar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Omar has said that expansion of industrial zone in the federal capital Islamabad is a matter of urgency.

A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) led by President Muhammad Shakeel Munir called on the Federal Minister.

The ICICI representatives briefed the Federal Minister on their views regarding the establishment of a new Islamabad Industrial Zone and discussed in detail the key features of the project.

The Federal Minister said that the existing industrial areas in Islamabad have run out of land, and further expansion is needed to generate economic activities, jobs and revenue and potentially acquire valuable foreign reserves.

He said that this project would be a source of employment not only for Islamabad but also for the citizens of adjoining areas of Islamabad and also for industrialization.