April 7, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is giving special emphasis to the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to take forward the economy.
He made the remarks whilst chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday which reviewed Gujranwala Development Plan and Rawalpindi Regeneration and Nullah Lai Expressway projects being implemented under regional development strategy in Punjab. The Prime Minister assured that the federal government will extend every possible cooperation for the implementation of regional development strategy.
Under the proposed plan, special focus will be given to the agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors in order to fully exploit the potential of the Gujranwala Division. The areas to be given special importance include knowledge and technology transfer, Specialized Value Chain, infrastructure, development of human resources, Cluster Support System, inexpensive energy, communications, urban management, better coordination between rural and urban markets, rural development and management, environment, etc.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister was also briefed about the Nullah Lai Expressway project and the best possible use of the land around it.
In his remarks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said this project will play an important role in the transformation of Rawalpindi city. He said it will address the problems of the city as well as create economic activity. He called for the timely completion of the project.