Three corridors being built in Azad Kashmir to develop its tourism industry: AJK President
Islamabad: Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that three tourism corridors are currently being built in Azad Kashmir area in order to properly promote economy of the AJK that would also be beneficial for socio-economic needs of its people facing poverty.
“These three corridors will not only properly develop tourism industry of Azad Kashmir but will also be helpful in attracting foreign tourists to the area,” said Mr. Masood Khan.
The AJK President stated this while chairing the concluding sessions of 11th International CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Summit and Awards-2019 organized here by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH).
He on the occasion conferred awards to over 55 companies for their commendable performance in the arena of CSR during last one year.He said that Sustainable Development Goals-2030 of the United Nations was a sort of an international CSR effort for the benefit of the marginalized and poor people around the world. “The 17 goals defined in the SDGs are the sort of an international CSR effort for poor people around the world,” said Mr. Masood Khan.
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal said that the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan should review its guidelines related to the CSR for the Pakistani business sector to align them with the SDGs-2030 of the United Nations for the developing nations.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan Martin Kobler said that it would be unfeasible to ask German companies to invest in the industrial estates of Pakistan where the industries mostly didn’t take care about the damage being done by them to the environment through their harmful effluents.
Chairman of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Khurshid Anwer Jamali said that first electron of electricity based on Thar coal would be produced in the third week of February 2019 as this would also lead to the massive social transformation of people living in Islamkot area where mining project is being undertaken to extract coal for electricity production.
NFEH President Naeem Qureshi said that CSR Summit and Awards were being regularly done on an annual basis to encourage and appreciate excellent social work by the Pakistani corporate sector while setting an example to be followed by the other concerned sections of the society.