Government has taken every possible step to facilitate investors in ease of doing business: Dr. Asif Brohi

Karachi, December 09, 2015 (PPI-OT): Dr. Asif A. Brohi, Chairman, Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) has said that Government of Sindh has taken every possible step to facilitate international as well as local investors in improving Ease of Doing Business climate in Sindh. The Government of Sindh has constituted the Working Group, which is headed by Chief Secretary Sindh on Ease of Doing Business in Sindh on three business indicators. This he said while holing a meeting with World Bank Group team lead by Ms. Carolin Geginat, Senior Economist, Doing Business at his SBI Office in Karachi.

On this occasion, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, Director General SBI informed the participants that the templates/formats for Reform Action Plan on Ease of Doing Business developed by Government of Sindh in consultation with Implementation Economic Reform Unit (IERU), Finance Division, Islamabad and World Bank have already been shared with stakeholders.

The Sindh government has been working on high priority on three key indicators which are dealing with the Construction Permits, Paying Taxes and Registration of commercial Property to facilitate investors. The Director General SBI has also recommends that in next year data collection survey practitioners / experts from public sector may also be involved under each of these three Doing Business indicators.

Earlier, Ms. Carolin Geginat, Senior Economist, Doing Business and Ms. Maria-Magdalena Chiquier have given the detailed presentation on 2016 report by the World Bank on Ease of Doing Business indicators signifying the prospects of economy of other countries. They had also shown the comparison of Pakistan with other developing countries in related to Ease of Doing Business.

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