PM orders curtailment of bureaucratic red-tapeism

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ordered cutting down bureaucratic red-tapeism that hinders economic growth.

As reported by a private media outlet, the PM gave these directions while chairing a meeting that was held to analyse suggestions and opinions to bolster business opportunities in the country.

The premier called for the removal of unnecessary legalities, rules, and regulations that hamper the growth of businesses in the country. He also advised cutting down bureaucratic approvals required to set up businesses.

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Information technology (IT), he said, also needs to be strengthened in order to assist business and economic activities.

Among the attendees were the prime minister’s advisers on commerce and institutional reforms, Abdul Razak Dawood and Dr Ishrat Hussain. Punjab Information and Culture Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal was also present on the occasion.

The participants agreed to introduce laws that would pave way for easier business processes. PM Imran directed the officials to hold weekly meetings of provincial authorities and institutions in order to achieve desired results.

“The Punjab government should prepare a list of proposals to augment business opportunities through IT,” the premier advised, adding that he appreciated the idea to set up industrial zones in the province.

PM Imran said he would lead efforts and activities aimed towards business facilitation.

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