No one will be allowed to create hurdles in boosting investment


Staff Reporter


Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that Punjab has emerged as the best province for investment and investors are provided facilities under one roof through the one-window operation. No investment-related file will be delayed nor anyone will be allowed to create hurdles in the process of boosting investment, he emphasized.
The chief minister was talking to Chairman Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT) Sardar Tanvir Ilyas who called on him at his office on Thursday and apprised him about investment-related activities.
Talking on the occasion, Usman Buzdar said that a wonderful package has been chalked out for the construction sector by the Punjab government.
He said that one-window policy has been introduced for getting NOCs relating to the construction sector. The approval of maps and construction-related NOCs is made possible through e-khidmat centres, he stated. The people are saved from the hassle of visiting offices and a time-frame has also been fixed for the issuance of NOCs.
The chief minister said that approval of maps for the construction of residential or commercial buildings will be done in 30 days while NOC of commercialization conversion will be given in 45 days. Similarly, approval of new housing schemes will be given through development authorities and TMAs in 60 days and 75 days respectively.
He regretted that people had to visit offices for months in the past for these services. The CM said the quality of life is being improved through e-governance culture and ease of doing business has been formulated for investors and the general public. It is sanguine that an outdated system has been made easy through the latest technology, he said.

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