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Final Report
Sponsored By

ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Ministry of Industries & Production
Government of Pakistan

SEDC Building (STP) 5-A, Constitution Avenue
Islamabad
Tele: (051) 9205595, 9223734 Fax: (051) 9206161

Prepared By

Technology Management International (Pvt) Ltd
(TECHMA)

31/11-A, Abu Bakr Block New Garden Town, Lahore
Tele: (042) 5881460 Fax-Cum-Tel: (042) 5881718
E-Mail: techma@Brain.net.pk

2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Acknowledgement
Team of Experts
Executive Summary.
CHAPTER 1
Scope Of The World’s Chemical Industry
1.1
Scope of the chemical industry.
1.2
Category wise breakdown of the chemical industry.
1.3
Research and development in the chemical industry.
1.4
Classification of the chemical industry development of Pakistan – Vision 2030.
CHAPTER 2
Potential for the development of secondary chemical industries based on feedstocks derived from primary industries.
2.1
Feedstocks derived from primary industries for the potential development of secondary chemical industries.
• Crude oil based petroleum and petrochemical refineries.
• Olefin petrochemical complex.
• Aromatic petrochemical complex.
2.2
Natural gas based chemicals.
2.3
Alternative feedstocks for the production of commodity chemicals. 2.4.
Feedstocks derived from metallurgical plants and polymers,
materials technology and metallurgical processes.
2.5
Other mineral based projects consisting of acid and alkali
industries, cement and glass plants based on limestone, gypsum, rock salt, sulphur and silica.
2.6
Agro based feed stocks.
2.7
Sources of raw materials and process technologies for chemical industry development in Pakistan.
2.8
Categorization of secondary chemical industries in Pakistan. CHAPTER 3
The present status of the chemical industry in Pakistan.
3.1
General
3.2
The structure of Pakistan’s imports and exports.
3.3
The role of government in industrial development.
3.4
Limitations of Pakistan’s industrial policies for chemical industry development.

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CHAPTER 4
4.1
Modernization of the national innovation system for chemical industry development in Pakistan.
• Limitations of Pakistan’s N.I.S.
• The scope of Engineering Development Board with additional responsibility for technology development and proposed
structure of Technology Development Board.
4.2
The role of the national committee in research and technology development.
4.2.1 The current status of R&D in Pakistan.
4.2.2 National committee for research and technology
development.
4.3
National committee for the development of software and hardware for the commercialization of technologies.
4.4
National committee for the development of technology policy and investment planning.
4.5
Human resource development.
4.6
Integrated plan for the development of a national innovation system.
4.7
Industrial master plan.
CHAPTER 5
Profiles of Present Secondary Chemical Industries of Pakistan. (Section 1) Caustic soda
(Section 2) Soda ash & sodium bicarbonate
Section -3) Petrochemicals

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CHAPTER – 6
Proposal For The Future Development Of Secondary Industries In Pakistan

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CHAPTER – 7
Industrial Trade Policies
7.1
Imports, tariff and custom duties.
7.2
Tariff escalation, description and peaks.
7.3
Other imports duties/taxes.
7.4
Competitiveness of exports from Pakistan.
CHAPTER 8
Conclusions and Recommendations.
Attachments
Annexure “A” References

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I am grateful to Mr Asad Ilahi, Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Development Board, and his dedicated staff, Mr. M. Farooq Khan, General Manager (Policy); and Mr Yasir Qurban, Project Engineer. They gave their full support in the conception of the project for...
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