Meeting reviews progress made in revival of PSM

Staff Reporter

Federal Minister for Privatization Mohammedmian Soomro and Federal Minister for Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar co-chaired an important meeting, which reviewed and discussed the progress made in the revival of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM).

Federal Secretary Privatization, Secretary, Additional Secretary Industries, and other senior officials of the ministry attended the meeting. Chairman and CFO PSM, participated via video link, said a press release issued here Tuesday.
The revival of PSM would be undertaken as per the approved decision of Cabinet Committee on Privatization (CCoP), transfer of core assets of PSM to a subsidiary owned wholly by the PSM which will be followed by the sale of majority shares of the subsidiary thus formed without transfer of full ownership.

The Ministry of Privatization is actively following the scheme of arrangement and transaction structure is already approved and a meeting to that effect is also being held on Tuesday.

In the meeting, the ministers were briefed about the current status and progress and probable timeline for the completion of said transaction. The valuation of core assets to be transferred to a new subsidiary is underway and will likely be completed by 31st January; 2021. Moreover the other matters relating to the use of jetty, registration of a new subsidiary and others were deliberated upon in detail.
Federal Minister said that we must strictly follow the timeline and complete the task in the defined period and both the Ministers resolved to extend their support to the maximum extent to solve the issues, which may have arisen.

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