“Industrial development vital for economic growth”, says PM Imran

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Dec, 2020. 11:47 pm
PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired 7th meeting of the Board of Approvals for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Islamabad today.

During the meeting, PM Imran directed to provide utility services including electricity and gas to the SEZs on priority.

The Prime Minister stated that economic activities generated by SEZs will increase job opportunities for local skilled and un-skilled labour.

The meeting was apprised that there are 19 SEZs notified in the country. The Board approved SEZ Zone Enterprise Admission and Sale/Lease of Plot Regulations 2020.

The board meeting also approved the launching of online SEZ Management Information System.

PM Imran emphasized that the government is committed to providing ease-of-doing-business to the investors.

Industrial development is vital for economic growth, he added.

The Board Meeting approved launching of online SEZ Managament Information System whereby the approvals process will be digitalized and streamlined. It will also act as a one-window for investors and will ensure transparency.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Senator Shibli Faraz, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, Chief Secretaries of Sindh and Balochistan, Chairman Board of Investment, Chairman FBR, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan, CEOs of Provincial Boards of Investments, President FPCCI and senior officers including Secretary BOI.

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan and Deputy Governor State Bank joined the meeting via video link.

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