[Dawn 27 April, 2019]

HARIPUR: Harassment of industrialists at the hands of officials of different departments and the government’s ‘unfriendly’ policies have led to closure of many units in the Hattar Industrial Estate. This concern was expressed by Haji Attaur Rehman, president of Haripur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HCCI), while speaking at a function attended by industrialists, traders and mediapersons here on Friday.

He said operational industry had a crucial role to play both in offering livelihood sources to thousands of people besides creating new jobs and lending support to the national economy. He said harassment of industrialists at the hands of different departments like FBR, SNGPL, Pesco, EPA, SDA, labour department, and poor infrastructure were scaring the investors away.