December 15, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that industrial development is vital for economic growth and the government is committed to providing ease-of-doing-business to the investors.
Chairing the 7th meeting of the Board of Approvals for Special Economic Zones in Islamabad, he said economic activities generated by SEZs will increase job opportunities for local skilled and unskilled labour.
The Prime Minister directed to provide utility services including electricity and gas to the SEZs on priority.
The meeting was apprised that there are 19 SEZs notified in the country.
The Board approved SEZ Zone Enterprise Admission and Sale and Lease of Plot Regulations 2020.
The Board Meeting also approved the launching of an 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 and will ensure transparency.