Govt creating conducive environment to boost trade, economic activities: Aslam

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

Punjab Minister for Trade & Industries, Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is following a policy of creating conducive atmosphere so that trade and economic activities could be fully boosted in the country.
He said this while talking to media after inaugurating 6th Plastic International Expo organized by All Pakistan Plastic Manufacturers Association (APPMA) at Expo Centre, Johar Town Lahore on Monday.
Mian Aslam inspected various stalls and showed keen interest in the items displayed in the said exhibition. He congratulated the organizers and hoped that this exhibition will help to boost the plastic manufacturing industry in the country.
The provincial minister expressed satisfaction that the steps taken by the government for creating ease of doing business in the country have proved fruitful and Pakistan’s international ranking has been improved as a result. The Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Chief Minister Punjab are working hard to introduce holistic reforms for removing hurdles in business sector, he added.
He said that government has presented its stance in the court with regard to the issue of shopping bags and time has been given by the court for finding solution of this problem. The solution will be brought out in consultation with the stakeholders, he added.
Mian Aslam said that packages industry is of vital importance but sufficient steps were not taken in the past to promote it. The incumbent government is working for the promotion of this industry, he stated.
He said that ruination of system is easy but its revival is difficult and the PTI government is striving to revive the system. Pakistan will be brought in between the ranking of 50 & 60 with regard to ease of doing business, he maintained.
To a question, the Minister Trade and Industries said that contacts exist between Rehbar Committee of opposition and government’s negotiations committee and added that solution of problems will be brought out through negotiations. Mian Aslam said that current account and trade deficit has been reduced due to the efforts of the PTI government and economy is being improved.