Frequently Asked Questions

 

How many industrial units are there in Punjab?   Top

There are numerous medium and large industrial units in Punjab:

Products No. of Units
  • Chemical and Petroleum
718
  • Engineering
6324
  • Food, Drinks and Tobacco
3750
  • Leather, Rubber and Plastic
1808
  • Non-Metallic and Minerals
387
  • Paper and Paper Board
394
  • Textiles
3996
  • Others
480
Total 17857
   
How many industrial estates are established in Punjab?   Top

There are 28 industrial estates in Punjab out of which 21 industrial estates are being managed by PSIC, 2 by Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development & Management Company, 4 by Punjab Industrial Estate Development & Management Company and 1 by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry at Rawat.
 

Is the Government of Punjab planning on identifying industrial units established in the residential areas?   Top

The Government of Punjab is carrying out extensive survey to identify industrial units established in all districts of Punjab. 1350 industrial units have been identified in residential areas of Lahore and 446 units in of other districts of Punjab to the date.
 

What is the policy about hazardous industrial units established in residential areas and whether they are being considered for relocation?   Top

The hazardous industrial units established in residential areas will be offered industrial plots in the existing as well as proposed industrial estate and definitely will be relocated.
 

What are the investment studies introduced by the Government of Punjab for the promotion of industrial developments?   Top

Industries, Commerce & Investment Department have prepared and published pre-investment studies pertaining to all 36 districts of Punjab and supplied copies to all the stake holders to boost industrial developments.
 

What are the amendments made by the Government of Punjab in old laws/rules in post 18th amendment to regulate provincial working?   Top

The Government of Punjab is presenting bill for the adaptation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels Ordinance, 2002 with amendments which will minimize the role of government functionaries. After the vetting of draft bill by the Law Department, Cabinet sub-committee has given approval. Chief Minister, Punjab has also approved the action plans and summary is being moved to the cabinet for presenting the bill before Provincial Assembly.
 

What actions are being taken against the violators who did not colonized the allotted plots in industrial estated?   Top

The Government of Punjab has issued instructions to PSIC, Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development & Management Company and Punjab Industrial Estate Development & Management Company to take legal action against the violators. They have been assigned 3 months to complete the task.
 

What actions are being taken by the Industries, Commerce & Investment Department to regulate operation of industries?   Top

Action against 1125 industrial units is being taken to restrict them from illegal use of boilers. Besides show cause notices to 27 industrial units have been issued for the removal from residential areas.
 

  What kind of facilities are being provided by the Industries, Commerce & Investment Department to the general public/ consumers against the faulty services and defective manufactured products?   Top

Industries, Commerce & Investment Department has established 11 consumer courts in Punjab and claimed against the faulty services in the fields of health, agriculture, transport and other sectors.
 

How much time is being taken by the consumer courts on receipt of an application?   Top

All cases in the consumer courts are decided within a maximum period of 6 months.