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Centre committed to provide ease-of-doing-business: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that the industrial development was vital for economic growth and the government was committed to provide ease-of-doing-business to the investors.

The statement came while chairing the 7th meeting of Board of Approvals for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at Islamabad today (Monday), where he was apprised that there are 19 SEZs notified in the country.

The meeting was attended by 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 and other senior officers.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that economic activities generated by SEZs will increase job opportunities for local skilled and un-skilled labour. He directed to provide utility services including electricity and gas to the SEZs on priority.

The Board also approved SEZ Zone Enterprise Admission and Sale and Lease of Plot Regulations 2020. The Board Meeting also approved launching of online SEZ Management Information System whereby the approvals process will be digitalized and streamlined and it will also act as a one-window for investors.