Punjab Minister for Industries & Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that ban on cement industry has been lifted after a gap of 12 years so that this sector could flourish and augment the industrial sector. He stated this while presiding over a meeting at Civil Secretariat on Thursday to review investment in cement industry and installation of new cement plants in the province.
Addressing the meeting, Mian Aslam regretted that many months’ time is spent for acquiring the NOC for setting up new industries and asked the line departments to come up fully prepared in the next meeting. The special handling cell has been set up in industries department to deal with the installation of cement plants.
The Minister informed that focal persons of line departments will be included in the cell and obtaining of NOC would be made easy so as to facilitate the investors. He directed the line departments to work in an organized manner and further directed that industries department should develop an application for submitting applications of setting up cement plants. The concerned departments would be responsible for completing their work within the timeline, he added.—INP