CM Buzdar says committed to facilitating investors through one-window operation

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on Thursday that Punjab has emerged as Pakistan’s best province for investment, as investors are being provided all facilities under one roof through one-window operation.

“No investment-related file will be delayed nor will anyone be allowed to create hurdles in the way of investment,” he emphasised while talking to Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT) Chairman Sardar Tanvir Ilyas on Thursday.

Buzdar informed that a one-window policy has been introduced in the construction sector to help the people receive NOCs without any delay. The approval of maps and construction-related NOCs was made possible through e-khidmat centres, he added.

The CM said that process for approval of maps for the construction of residential or commercial buildings would be completed within 30 days while NOC of commercialization conversion would be given in 45 days.

Similarly, he added, approval of new housing schemes would be given through development authorities and TMAs in 60 days and 75 days, respectively.

Buzdar said that billions of rupees would be invested in the province through Ravi Riverfront Urban Project, which would prove a game-changing initiative. On the other hand, 13 special economic zones are being established to attract investment and create new job opportunities, he concluded.

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