First phase of Sialkot master planning completed, DC tells mid-career diplomats.

SIALKOT -- Deputy Commissioner Adnan Mehmood Awan has said that the first phase of master planning of Sialkot has been completed, and stakeholders are being consulted on the proposals of the agencies concerned.

He was speaking to a delegation of mid-career foreign diplomats, who belong to different countries and are undergoing training at the Foreign Services Academy currently.

The DC said that as per directives of the Punjab government, the district administration was determined to shift tanneries, surgical industries to special zones to control environmental problems. Completion of the University of Applied Engineering and Emerging Technology would help accelerate the process of industrial development in the Golden Triangle of Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujarat, he hoped.

The delegation, comprising participants in the 36th mid-career management course, and led by Irfan Shaukat, also visited Sialkot city, and briefed by ADC Finance Kashif Nawaz, SP Investigation Muhammad Zia.

Additional Deputy Commissioners Shahid Abbas, Muhammed Iqbal, Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Ghulam Sarwar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Education Tariq Rathore, CEO Health Dr Ahmed Nasir, Deputy Director Colleges Professor Rana Ishtiaq Ahmed, Deputy Director Development Yasir Raja were also present.

DC Adnan Mehmood Awan briefed the diplomats about Sialkot's history, industry, agriculture, projects under public-private partnership and urban planning for the future. He said that the Sialkot district, which has international fame in terms of sports, leather, surgical, musical instruments, is also very...

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