Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the provision of job opportunities to the youth and increase in exports are amongst the top priorities of the government.
According to the details, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Small and Medium Enterprises in Islamabad on Thursday.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister said the promotion of small and medium enterprises will play a vital role in achieving targets in these priority areas. Imran Khan said SMEs had been ignored during the past 10 years, which negatively impacted the country’s economy.
The Prime Minister said all the federal government departments and provincial governments should pay special attention to the promotion of the SME sector in line with the government’s priorities.
He said the government is committed to providing all possible facilities to the SMEs, including the provision of credit, easy tax system and facilitation in business.
The Prime Minister directed the Minister for Industries to finalize at the earliest roadmap based on timelines in consultation with provinces regarding the implementation of the proposed SME policy.
The proposed National SME Policy 2020 was presented to the Prime Minister in the meeting.