Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secretary for Home & Tribal Affairs Department Mr. Ikramullah Khan presided over a coordination committee meeting for institutionalization of Dara Adam Khail (DAK) arms industry, in Peshawar.
The meeting was attended by Brigadier 117 brigade , Commissioner and DC Kohat and managing Director (MD) small industry development board(SIDB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On this occasion, the Secretary directed MD SIDB to finalize and submit the PC-I of Small industrial Estate DAK to provincial development working party (PDWP) at the earliest.
Ikramullah Khan also directed Commissioner and DC Kohat to expedite the Land acquisition process on priority basis. "the promotion and giving a legal cover to the historic Dara Adam Khail arm industry is amongst the top priorities of provincial government",added by the secretary.
Revealing the significance of the project, the secretary said that the establishment of small (Arms)Industrial Estate at Dara Adam Khail will not only legalize the arms industry but will also help the arms manufacturers of DAK to promote their trade and improve the quality of their arms. He further expandedthat 28% of Local population's livelihood depends on it and thus will provide them job opportunities at their doorstep.
The Secretary further said that SIE Dara Adam Khail will be included in the Government's "Accelerated Implantation Programme" (AIP) to achieve it's expeditious completion.