Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being a Tourism Hub plays a vibrant role in portaging a positive impact of Pakistan at the international level. Lust green valleys and ice-packed mountains of the province give a competitive edge to other provinces in terms of tourism. Its exotic beauty of northern areas captivates the tourist’s interest around the globe. Tourists destinations with alluring natural beauty are also playing significant role in providing employment opportunities. Through tourism, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has major contribution to the economy of the country.
Youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The youth of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is complemented with extensive vision and innovative ideas. About 50% of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s population is young. Their capability, equipped with their talent and passion is contributing significant role in different walks of life. They have the potential to bring revolutionary transformation. It is evident by statistics that the province, comprising of majority of youth, has extensive potential to contribute to a prosperous country. The government is empowering them with employable skills to unleash their potential. Youth of KP serves as an asset to the country.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is excelling in Information technology industry at fast pace. The province is heading towards digital transformation. Innovative ideas are being utilized for the employable digital skills. The youth and women of the province are empowering with financial independence through IT industry. IT exposure and awareness is boosted in the province through Trainings, summit, seminars, workshops, internships for the entrepreneurs, students and IT enthusiasts. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is giving cutting edge competition in IT industry to other provinces. Certain innovative initiatives taken by KP government are first of its kind in Pakistan like Ekasib, first Pakistan Government freelancing portal.
History & Archeology
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa serves as rich archaeological complex and a home to ancient civilizations enriched with fascinating history and archeology. It is an appealing destination for adventures, archaeologists and explorers. The archaeological sites captivate the attention of international for the rich archeological heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The province is distinguished for its ancient roots. The enriched history that the province holds makes it gain international reputation and recognition from the archaeologists around the globe.
Oil and Gas
The Oil and gas exploration and production sector has great potential for the investment. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government being cognizant of the investment opportunities, has developed the systems to cater and facilitate the foreign investors in Pakistan for convenience. To encounter the impediments faced by the foreign investors a special committee Energy Apex Committee (EAC) has formed. The purpose is to facilitate the investors to make the process transparent and unambiguous. The latest Petroleum Policy-2012, a one window facility offers tremendous incentives and thus provides high returns to investors as operators or non-operators.
Mines and Minerals
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the third-largest provincial economy in Pakistan. The province contributes 10% of Pakistan’s GDP and 20% in mining output. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outshines in mines and minerals industry by excelling in generating record breaking revenue. The province holds extensive opportunities in mines sector for the investors. It is evident by the Significant improvement witnessed in mines and minerals department by a revenue increase of over 150 per cent over a period of two years. The contribution of the province in mining output is remarkable.
Agriculture & Livestock
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dominates the economy in forestry and agriculture by generating heavy revenue. The contribution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the agriculture sector is indispensable. It took decades of consistent efforts to inculcate organized service and successful implementation to reach the desired expectations. To sustain a recognized position in agriculture industry, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa agriculture department has consistently worked beyond the expert assistance in the improvement of the production but to develop new technologies through research, assistance to the farm people to improve farming methods and techniques through educational procedures, increasing production efficiency and income, bettering their levels of living, and lifting the social and educational standards of rural life.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Land of the Valiant Pakhtuns nestled primarily on the Iranian Plateau, holds a significant strategic place in the country’s geographical setting. The famous Khyber Pass links the province to Afghanistan sharing borders in the west and north, Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas (the Pakistani-administered areas of the Kashmir region) to the east and northeast, Punjab province to the southeast, and Baluchistan province to the southwest. On the western boundary, along the Afghan border, lie the erstwhile federally administered tribal areas (FATA) which were recently integrated with and merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the 25th Constitutional Amendment transferring all executive authority to Chief Minister KP and his cabinet.
Sloping down from the breathtaking beauty of the Hindu Kush to the sun baked plains of the Derajat, the province can be divided into two zones based on its diverse geography. The northern zone with its surreal landscape cladded with snowy peaks and lush green pastures supports a cold climate with heavy rainfall and pleasant summers with the exception of Peshawar basin, which tends to be hot in summer and cold in winter with moderate rainfall. While the southern end with its contrasting spur of clay and sandstone hills stretching onwards from Peshawar to the Derajat Basin, is arid with hot summers and relatively cold winters and scanty rainfall. The major rivers that criss-cross the province are the Kabul, Swat, Chitral, Kunar, Siran, Panjkora, Bara, Kurram, Dor, Haroo, Gomal and Zhob.