This paper aims to find the specific causes of sick industrial units of Hayatabad Industrial Estate, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and their remedial measures. Data was collected through questionnaires from 36 industrialists of sick industrial units. In addition to this, interviews were conducted with officials of Sarhad Development Authority, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Association and Industrialists Association Hayatabad Industrial Estate. The data was analyzed through descriptive statistics and exhibited in cross tabs, graphs, charts, showing percentages and other numerical results. The results showed that lack of entrepreneurial skills, unskilled labor, unavailability of raw materials, weak promotional activities and misuse of financial resources are the specific causes of sick industrial units of Hayatabad Industrial Estate, Peshawar.
Keywords: Sick Industrial Units, Hayatabad Industrial Estate