Provincial Minister for Trade & Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal chaired the 108th board meeting of Punjab Small Industries Corporation at its office on Thursday. The meeting gave approval to various financial and administrative matters including establishment of small industrial estate on an area of 50 acres in Rakh Choti Dilana DG Khan and artisan village in Taunsa Sharif which would be comprised of 16 kanal land. A committee was also constituted to examine the Chief Minister’s Self Employment Scheme, being run through Akhuwat. This committee would submit its recommendations within next two weeks after a detailed review of this scheme and decisions about Chief Minister’s Self Employment Scheme would be made in the light of committee’s recommendations. Addressing the meeting, Aslam Iqbal hoped that artisan village would help to promote the local heritage along with facilitating 400 artisans of the area. He directed that establishment of an artisan village near Kartarpur Corridor be reviewed as well. Similarly, re-functioning of dysfunctional furniture design center in Chiniot should be ensured and all such PSIC operated centers should be reactivated in the province. The minister directed to complete the development works in small industrial estates as soon as possible adding that Punjab Small Industrial Estates Policy should be fully followed in this regard. He disclosed that an industrial estate will be set up on Lahore-Sialkot motorway as revitalizing the industrialization process is important to encourage trade and economic activities. An effective mechanism should also be formulated for the colonization of industrial estates, he added. Secretary Industries, MD PSIC and board members attended the meeting.