ISLAMABAD, Apr 4 (APP):Federal Government has gone for a final check of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ indicators at national level, prior to the World Bank (WB) team’s arrival.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood chaired a high-level review meeting on the ease of doing business reforms agenda in the Board of Investment (BOI) here, said a BOI press release issued here on Thursday.
Chairman BOI, Haroon Sharif, was also present.
Razak Dawood highlighted that Pakistan had improved its ranking by 11 points and moved from 147th/190 to 136th/190 in Doing Business Report 2019.
He appreciated the implementation of reforms and insisted that a continuous effort from all provincial and federal government departments was required.
He also appreciated assistance of the World Bank group as business climate reform partner.
The adviser stressed that the doing business reforms are the priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who regularly reviewed the progress.
The Prime Minister had already chaired a number of review meetings and next meeting was expected shortly with participation of all relevant federal secretaries and the provincial chief secretaries.
Addressing the participants, Chairman BoI, Haroon Sharif said that
the government was pushing the reforms agenda that would transform the business climate in the country and he reiterated that approach of all government departments, provincial and federal, was important for efficient implementation of reforms.
Executive Director General BOI, Fareena Mazhar, briefed the participants about the completed reforms.
She mentioned that the reform update was being submitted to World Bank Group, which was an important document that contributed to the improvement of ease of doing business ranking.
Later on, the officials from all government agencies also shared the implementation status of their respective agencies.
The Adviser to the Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the agencies.Dawood also directed all the agencies to make sure that all reforms in progress were completed before April 30.
He put stress on the importance of improving the business climate and reiterated that close coordination among government departments played crucial role in efficient and transparent facilitation.
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan