National Industrial Zone:

Tehsil Rawalpindi is most populous one of the rural tehsils in the country. Its residents are, generally, retired defense personnel. Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) had been striving since 1982 to establish an Industrial Estate in Potohar basically to promote industrial growth and create job opportunities for the local residents. It was in 1988 that the Government of Pakistan announced industrial incentives to encourage industrial growth in rural areas of the country. The RCCI proceeded to give impetus to the project of establishment of an Industrial Estate in 1992 envisaging early industrial growth under the then industrial policy.

The RCCI entered in to an agreement with the Crescent Developers (Pvt) Limited for undertaking the project on "Turn Key Basis" under the banner of the chamber. The project entailed acquisition of land, planning & designing of the Industrial Estate, administration of the project, development of the infrastructure and assurance of quality control. This project turned out to be the largest project of its nature ever undertaken in Private Sector in Pakistan with out any financial input from the Public Sector. The project sold out in a very short time, which showed tremendous confidence of the clientele. The project was completed in a record time of 11 months and most of the plots were allotted to the owners in Aug 1994. However, the Rural Industrial Incentives did not remain operative with effect from Jun 1994, which resulted in to serious set back to the industrial growth within the estate.

Industrial Growth:

A total of 22 industries have so far emerged on the site. Construction as well as equipment installation in respect of 18 industrial units has been completed whereas 4 industrial units are under construction. Expected investment on the industrial growth is estimated as Rs. 1036.00 million. Approximately 500 job opportunities have so far been created. Some steel melting & re-rolling unit owners from Islamabad are interested in establishing their units in the Estate but they cannot do so on account of non-availability of their required power from WAPDA.




  • Project consultancy
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Identification of latest technology.
  • Joint venture and foreign assistance.
  • Buy - back projects.
  • Supply of machinery services.
  • Assistance to procure financial assitance from financial institutions.
  • Assistance to contact other CCIS for trade.


NIZ Location

The project is spread over 6000 Kanals of land near Rawat. The project is being undertaken as a Turn Key Job by the Company. It has about 3700 developed Kanals to be used for industrial purpose. Total cost of Kanals to be used for industrial purposes. Total cost of the project is approximately Rs. 200 millions. Project has been developed and administered in a record time and is the largest of its nature ever undertaken in Pakistan in private sector.