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PM Imran Khan orders all possible steps to attract Chinese investors in SEZs

PM Imran Khan orders all possible steps to attract Chinese investors in SEZs
October 11, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to take all possible measures to provide land, electricity and gas connections as well as tax incentives to attract more and more Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan and populate the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

He was presiding over a meeting on facilitating the Chinese investors in SEZs on Monday.

He said: “Pakistan needs investment to accelerate industrialisation. It is critical to create maximum employment opportunities for our growing population as 65% of which is under the age of 35."

Earlier, the prime minister was briefed that out of the total 27 SEZs in the country, work on five SEZs – Dhabeji in Sindh, Rashakai in KPK, Bostan in Balochistan, Allama Iqbal Industrial City in Punjab, and Gawadar in Balochistan – is in full swing. An effective one-window operation facility is being set up at each of these SEZs and a Facilitation Center in CPEC Authority to resolve all issues of the potential Chinese investors under one roof.

The meeting was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, Federal Ministers Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Asad Umar, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, SAPM on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor and senior officers concerned.