A provincial working group on Ease of Doing Business and Regulatory Modernization Initiative was convened to review the implementation status of Sixth Reform Action Plan.
The meeting was co-chaired by Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht and Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique. During the meeting, Punjab Planning & Development Board Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch shared the progress on various reform initiatives being implemented by different departments.
The finance minister and chief secretary instructed all the departments to create ease for the business community in order to truly create the spirit of ease of doing business. He further stressed on actively communicating the reforms and updated processes to the business community to increase transparency and awareness.
Furthermore, representatives from the Board of Investment gave a detailed presentation on Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative currently under implementation by the Federal Government.
The initiative is to be simultaneously implemented in Punjab to improve the business environment by reducing bureaucratic procedures. The meeting was attended by Finance Secretary Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Excise Secretary Waqas Mehmood, Labor Secretary Ahmed Javaid Qazi, PIU, P&D Board Program Director Ali Jalal and other senior representatives of the government departments.