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SEZs to be set up in every district in Punjab

SEZs to be set up in every district in Punjab

Lahore: The Punjab government plans to establish Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in each of the province’s districts. A strategy for the creation of women-owned small enterprises will be launched shortly.

Minister for Industries, Commerce, and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal shared these views while speaking at a public-private forum organized by the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade to discuss the difficulties faced by exporters.

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The dialogue was attended by Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Industry, Investment, and Trade Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, Chief Executive Officer PBIT Dr. Erfa Iqbal, representatives from prominent chambers in the region, the business community, government departments such as the State Bank of Pakistan, FBR, TDAP, and Income Tax, as well as a large number of exporters.

Dr. Erfa Iqbal greeted the attendees and said that the importance of the exporting sector in Pakistan’s economy cannot be overstated.

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Plans achieve, according to Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, when they manifest a nation’s ambitions, motivate people, especially the private sector, to play their positions, provide a fair equitable opportunity to everyone, and allocate a rather well-defined position to government as a sponsor, facilitator, regulator, and performance-driven service provider.

The banking industry, he said, is the bedrock of business growth. We’ve formulated a scheme to reopen all of Punjab’s dry ports, and the good news is on the way in this regard.

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