PSW 1st phase to complete in March, Tarin express satisfaction over progress

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin on Tuesday expressed satisfaction on the overall progress made to implement Pakistan Single Window (PSW), the first phase of which is under roll out and would be completed in March, 2022.

The advisor was presiding over the second meeting of the Governing Council (GC) of Pakistan Single Window (PSW), according to press statement issued here by the finance ministry.

The adviser lauded the efforts of Pakistan Customs in Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as the lead agency of PSW program.

While assuring full support to the deep-rooted reforms being undertaken under PSW program, Tarin urged stronger collaboration with both public and private sector in order to create ownership and awareness.

He directed PSW to focus on its outreach activities and allow private sector to judge performance of its system.

He said, successful implementation of PSW was a major objective of current government in order to promote trade competitiveness through enhanced transparency and efficiency.

On the occasion, Secretary Governing Council gave detailed presentation on the progress, achievements, goals, milestones and challenges under PSW program.

He apprised that Pakistan Customs after detailed working, with support from local and international experts, had designed and implemented PSW’s operational, governance, revenue and functional models to ensure efficacy and sustainability.

The GC was updated on implementation status of decisions taken in the last meeting, the statement added.

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