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Sindh govt introduces reforms to bring investment: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was working hard to make his province investment-friendly so that investment could be attracted to improve the economy, create employment opportunities, and bring in prosperity.

He said this while talking to a 28-member under training delegation of National Command Authority led by Dr Ansar Pervez.

The participants were senior most officers and were either head of strategic institutions or their important wings.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he created an investment department with broad-based responsibilities of promotion of investment in all sectors in Sindh. “This department has continuously been developing smooth platform of investment opportunities, incentives, SME diaspora, social sector investments, technical & subsidy assistance and ease of doing business for smooth environment of local and foreign investment,” he said and added different units have been established within the department for policy formation, creating climate of investment with ease, e-governance, bridge between public and private sector, one-window-operations, market Sindh investment opportunities and new ventures according to international standards.

The chief minister said that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have either been established or in the process of establishment. Dhabeji SEZ is being developed under PPP mode and it would bring in around $5 billion investment apart from generating 200,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.

He added that Sindh Business Registration Portal (SBRP), Single Window & E-Payment Facility at SBCA, SESSI’s MIS Portal, E-Stamping system by Board of Revenue Sindh, Operationalization of Online Wiring Testing Certificate approval between K-Electric and Energy Department were remarkable achievements.

Shah said that due to the above-mentioned reforms, Pakistan’s ranking improved from 147th to 108th in two years as per the ‘Doing Business Report’ issued by the World Bank Group.

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