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FEDERAL GOVT HAS APPROVED 3.5 MMCF GAS FOR KHAIRPUR SEZ
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Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

KARACHI: The federal government has finally approved 3.5 million cubic feet (mmcf) gas for the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Khairpur, enabling the zone to formally be launched, which would not only strengthen provincial economy but also generate employment opportunities.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, besides calling for a share in the Sui Southern Gas Company's transmission line, had also sought permission for Sindh to have its own gas distribution company.

The Khairpur SEZ, which is one of the three such zones being established in Sindh, is spread over 140 acres of land which is dedicated to the agriculture industry. The two other zones are the Korangi Creek Industrial Park and the Bin Qasim Industrial Park. The main fiscal benefits for setting up industry are one-time exemption on machinery and equipment and also 10-year income tax holiday for both the developer as well as the zone enterprises within the zone.

Board of Investment Chairman (BoI) Miftah Ismail, who called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here on Monday in CM House, told him that his efforts had produced results and 3.5mmcf gas had been approved for the Khairpur SEZ.

The chief minister said that the Khairpur SEZ was situated on the National Highway. "It is at the best location and its entire infrastructure has been developed, only gas was required to formally launch it," he said and added that it would strengthen provincial economy and generate employment opportunities.


"Murad wants Sindh to have its own gas distribution company"


The chief minister demanded for the provincial government its share in the SSGC's transmission line. "The people of Sindh have the right to get their due share from the transmission line laid in Sindh," he said.

The chief minister also demanded the SSGC's ownership for the provincial government. "I want the provincial government be allowed to have its own gas distribution company," he said. In this way the other provinces producing gas should have their own gas companies, he suggested

The BoI chairman said that it was possible to allow provinces to establish their gas distribution companies but it would be decided by the federal government.

The chief minister said he would strive for establishing a provincial government gas distribution company.

Before gas was sanctioned for the Khairpur SEZ, the Sindh government had strongly pleaded to the federal government at a recent meeting that unless the Council of Common Interests submitted a policy to implement Article 158 of the Constitution, sanction of gas to any SEZ other than Khairpur was "illegal" and "unjustified".

Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) Chairperson Naheed Memon during her meeting with the SSGC chairman in Islamabad had handed over a message of Chief Minister Shah for the ministry of petroleum and natural resources. During the meeting, they had also discussed the issues of "provision of electricity and gas connections to the notified SEZs".

Ms Memon told the federal authorities that the Sindh government considered denial of gas to the province as a miscarriage of justice.

Conveying the message of the CM, the SBI chief said it was appalling that the ministry of petroleum was considering rolling back the 18th Amendment "so that it can control the gas supplies and give priority to Punjab and the federal capital." She said the allocation of gas to any SEZ outside Sindh would not be accepted.

"The ministry of petroleum and natural resources should not entertain any gas connection request until the gas is provided to the country's first SEZ, which has been established at Khairpur."

Officials in the Sindh government said the first three SEZs of the country were situated in Sindh, but the relevant federal authorities had not approved gas supply to either of them.

"The federal government is also violating Article 154, which makes it mandatory upon the federal government to provide gas and electricity to the SEZs. The three SEZs in Sindh had been notified in 2014 [but still] await provision of gas."

Recalling Article 158 vis-a-vis the priority of requirements of natural gas explicitly the chief minister said the province in which a wellhead of natural gas was situated should have precedence over other parts of Pakistan in meeting its requirements from that wellhead, subject to the commitments and obligations as on the commencing day.


Published in Dawn,Nation,Tribune - Tuesday, October 03, 2017| Dawn Source| Nation Source| |Tribune Source


Wednesday, 19th april, 2017

Sindh tells Centre to first provide gas to SEZs in province.
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday said its representative had urged the federal government authorities in a meeting that unless the Council of Common Interests (CCI) submitted a policy to implement Article 158 of the Constitution, sanction of gas to any special economic zone (SEZ) other than Khairpur was 'illegal' and 'unjustified'.

A spokesperson in the Sindh government said Sindh Board of Investment chairperson Naheed Me­­mon held a meeting with the Sui Southern Gas Com­p­any's chairman in Isla­m­a­bad in which she handed a message of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for the ministry of petroleum and natural resources.

In the meeting, said the provincial government, they discussed the issues of "provision of electricity and gas connections to the notified SEZs".

"Naheed Memon told the federal authorities that the Sindh government considered it as a grave miscarriage of justice on account of (their denial on) allocation of gas to the province of Sindh," said a statement issued by the CM House.

Conveying the message of the CM, the SBI chief said it was appalling that the ministry of petroleum was considering rolling back the 18th Amendment "so that it can control the gas supplies and give priority to Punjab and the federal capital." She said the allocation of gas to any SEZ outside Sindh would not be accepted.

"The ministry of petroleum and natural resour­ces should not entertain any gas connection request until the gas is provided to the country's first SEZ, which has been established at Khairpur."

Officials in the Sindh government said the first three SEZs of the country were located in Sindh, but the relevant federal autho­rities had not approved of gas supply to either of them.

"Sorry to say all of them await gas allocation," said Ms Memon.
"Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah's message is very clear," said a government official.
"He says unless the CCI submits a policy to implement Article 158, any sanction of gas by the federal government to any other SEZ is illegal and unfair.

"The federal government is also violating Article 154, which makes it mandatory upon the federal government to provide gas and electricity to SEZs. The three SEZs in Sindh had been notified in 2014 [still] await provision of gas." He said Article 158 vis-a-vis the priority of requirements of natural gas explicitly said the province in which a well head of natural gas was situated should have precedence over other parts of Pakistan in meeting the requirements from that well head, subject to the commitments and obligations as on the commencing day.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2017. | Source


Saturday, 14th January, 2017

KSEZ print Ad "Invitation for Allotment of Industrial plots" is published in Dawn News paper front page +Daily Kaawish newspaper.
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

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Jun 29, 2015 Karachi

KSEZ-Seminar "The Emerging Industrial Identity", published in Jang Newspaper
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) - print Ad    Download Publication

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ksez Zone is Pakistan First Industrial Park with (Sez) Status
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

The Board of Investment, Islamabad has issued the SEZ Status to Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Tuesday during a meeting held in Islamabad. The investment at this zone are now guaranteed with the benefits that are offered under the SEZ ACT 2012. The main fiscal benefits under the act are one time exemption on machinery and equipment and also 10 year income tax holiday for both the developer as well as the zone enterprises within the zone.

Earlier the Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA) Sindh in its First Meeting which was held under the chair of Chief Minister Sindh has approved this project to be forwarded to Federal Board of Approvals for the award of the SEZ Status.

It is worth mentioned here that The Sindh Board of Investment, Government of Sindh has developed an industrial zone at 140 Acres of land on Main National Highway. The zone is dedicated to the Agro Industry which has world class features amenities comparable with any industrial zone in the international arena.

Published in The Express Tribune, Thursday, February 13, 2014 . | Source

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Islamabad

Khairpur Special Economic Zone given SEZ status
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

The Board of Investment, Islamabad has issued the SEZ Status to Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Tuesday during a meeting held in Islamabad. The investment at this zone are now guaranteed with the benefits that are offered under the SEZ ACT 2012. The main fiscal benefits under the act are one time exemption on machinery and equipment and also 10 year income tax holiday for both the developer as well as the zone enterprises within the zone.

Earlier the Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA) Sindh in its First Meeting which was held under the chair of Chief Minister Sindh has approved this project to be forwarded to Federal Board of Approvals for the award of the SEZ Status. It is worth mentioned here that The Sindh Board of Investment, Government of Sindh has developed an industrial zone at 140 Acres of land on Main National Highway. The zone is dedicated to the Agro Industry which has world class features amenities comparable with any industrial zone in the international arena. The KSEZ project is supplemented by a dedicated waste to energy captive power plant which will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to all the enterprises with in the zone. The Khairpur Special

Economic Zone (KSEZ) is being developed in Khairpur District as a Future hub for agro-processing and other related industries on a location strategically positioned for proximity to date growing areas, transportation links, and access to labor. The Zone will provide inherent benefits of essential supporting amenities to small, medium, and large enterprises to grow and flourish in a global marketplace

Published in www.pakobserver.net Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Islamabad | Source

September 25, 2013

Sindh Seeks Centre’s Approval For Two Projects
Sindh Seeks Centre's Approval for two Projects

KARACHI: The Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA) Sindh, in its first meeting held here at the Chief Minister’s House on Tuesday, recommended two projects – Khairpur Special Economic Zone and Marble City in Karachi – to the federal government for approval.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who is the chairman of SEZA, announced a grant of Rs100 million as seed money to strengthen and equip the authority.

Addressing the meeting, Shah directed the officers to speed up work on ongoing SEZA projects and prepare project feasibilities for other areas of the province as well.

He stressed that this model of development for which the federal government had passed the Special Economic Zone Act in 2012, would attract investment and promote infrastructure development.

Sindh Investment Board Chairman Zubair Motiwala said the Special Economic Zone was a blanket term used for different types of specialised zones where specific enterprises operated in a well-defined geographical area.

In these zones, certain economic activities are promoted by a set of policy measures that actually are not applicable to the rest of the country.

The Khairpur Special Economic Zone is being set up over an area of 140 acres at a cost of Rs1.488 billion. So far, 55% infrastructure work has been completed. Investors are submitting applications and 30 requests have been received.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2013. | Source

August 03, 2013

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“The Khairpur special economic zone Strengthening the Agro Industrial base in Sindh be a part of land of opportunities for entrepreneurs interested in setting up value addition plants with business plans.”

Being established by Government of Sindh to facilitate mainly agro-based industrialization, the Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) is envisioned to provide infrastructure and facilities to local and foreign entrepreneurs. The project is ideally located National Highway (Bypass) and is spread over 140 acres with an aim to emerge as a thriving industrial zone in the province of Sindh.

March 01, 2013

Khairpur Special Economic Zone Inaugurated
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“The Khairpur special economic zone is a milestone project for the revival of economic activities,” he said. “It will bring prosperity and development to the country. Local and foreign investors will invest in Khairpur special economic zone as the government will provide them all the facilities.”

He added that the special economic zone will also promote the import of dates.

“The Sindh government is determined to revive Khairpur’s industrial status in the best interest of the region,” he said. “There will be a separate power plant for the zone and the zone will promote agro-based industries.”

Shah said that 1,400 houses in Kashmore- Kandhkot, 2,000 in Shikarpur and 1,500 in Kahirpur are under construction for flood victims. “Despite economic crunch, the government has provided relief, rescue and rehabilitation to the flood victims,” he said. “The Thar coal project is also a historic step towards overcoming the energy crisis.”

He added that the Sindh government is taking all kinds of efforts for the business community to invest in Sindh. Furthermore, projects such as the Benazir Income Support Programme and Youth Development Programme are focused on overcoming poverty. | Source

November 16, 2012
KSEZ project enhanced
Commissioner Sukkur Division / Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Mohammad Abbas Baloch chaired 9th Steering Committee meeting of Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) at the site of KSEZ, he said that development work which was stopped previously due to revision of master plan would be resumed and expedited in due course of time.

Chairman Steering Committee meeting Baloch said that an additional land for the establishment of 20 MW Power Plant has been acquired now the land of the KSEZ project has been enhanced from 136 acres to 140 acres. He told the members of the committee in the meeting that there were many common facilities ie mosque, dispensary, training center, commercial center are being established while to maintain law and order situation police picket has already been established and Rangers are also deployed on the site to maintain security as conducive investment environment can be assured for the investors and industrialists.

He further said that request for proposal and expenditure of interests of the power plant will be published in the leading newspapers and the work of the establishment of the plant will be started shortly. On this occasion Chief Executive Officer (CEO) National Industrial Parks (NIP) Moshin M Syed told that this project will not only be the beneficial to Khairpur district but whole region and Sukkur, Ghotki, Larkana, Naushehro Feroze will also be benefited economically from the KSEZ.