Industrial Promotion Package to create employment opportunities: Khusro

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Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar Wednesday expressed the hope that the ‘Industrial Promotion Packages’ would generate jobs, broaden tax net and promote industrial development that would ultimately help overall economic growth on sustainable grounds.

Addressing a press conference along with State Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib, the federal minister said that the package had three main targets including bringing undocumented money into the system through investing in productive sector.

Secondly, he added, the another objective of the package was to revive the shut industrial units through new investments and thirdly encourage overseas Pakistan to invest in Industrial sector of the country

The minister lamented that the previous governments had failed to link such amnesty packages with the productive sector that was why these packages could not produce desired results in the past.

The minister said that last year Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) grew by 12 percent, whereas the growth was recorded at 7.4 percent during the current year so far. He said that all sectors of LSM showed positive growth during the period.

On external side, the minister added, during the ongoing tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, the exports and remittances have increased from at US $42 billion to US$ 64 billion, showing an upward trend of US$22 billion. He said that government had set US $36 billion export target this year. —APP

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