Lahore: A delegation from 25 districts, including Chambers of Commerce & Industries and trade associations, met with Mohsin Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab.
Ishaq Dar, the federal finance minister, joined the meeting from Islamabad via video conference. Industrialists, trader community presidents, and officeholders discussed issues, made suggestions, and gave advice. The Chief Minister carefully noted all the issues and recommendations, promising the group that she would address the implementable suggestions.
With the help of the Federal Finance Ministry, a separate cell will be established to solve the difficulties associated with remittances. To speed up the development of new industries and businesses, a simplified procedure for the issue of No Objection Certificates (NOC) will also be implemented.
According to Mohsin Naqvi’s announcement, within two days, a special cell will be established within the Industries department. He promised to prioritise industrialists’ concerns while overhauling the out-of-date NOC acquisition mechanism from multiple departments. Under the new approach, one-window operations would grant NOCs for new industries within 30 days. The APTMA and the textile industry’s office holders congratulated the Caretaker CM on their record-breaking cotton harvest.
The Chief Minister emphasised the significant contribution that manufacturers and traders make to the national economy. He also reaffirmed the government’s commitment to easing business operations and fostering commerce. He assured the team that all workable suggestions by business people and Delegation of Industrialists are crucial.
To address the problems faced by Delegation of industrialists and traders, Mohsin Naqvi tasked SM Tanir, the provincial minister for industries and trade. The federal finance minister Ishaq Dar predicted that difficult times would soon end and reaffirmed Pakistan’s progress. He also applauded the initiative to unite businessmen and traders on a single platform.