Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Anti-Corruption Shafiullah Khan said that District Lower Dir has potential for olive plants, adding that the government would establish industries to reap its benefit. He said that promoting cultivation of olive plants, besides generating employment opportunities for local population, would also help usher socio-economic uplift in the area. While addressing a meeting of Dir Lower Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, he stated that the provincial government was fully aware of the problems faced by the chamber of commerce and was taking practical steps for their resolution. Khan said trade and industries are the backbone of the national economy and engine of growth for any country. He stressed that national development and economy are dependent on the taxes paid by the business community and they acknowledged this role.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2021.

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