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Punjab grants status of SEZs to 15 companies

By Our Correspondent
November 18, 2023
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The Punjab government logo. — X/@GovtofPunjabPK 

LAHORE:The Punjab government on Friday granted the status of special economic zone (SEZs) enterprise to 15 companies who acquired industrial plots in Quaid-i-Azam Business Park, Vehari Industrial Zone and Rahim Yar Khan Industrial Zone.

The approval was given in the meeting of Punjab Special Economic Zone Committee presided over by Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company CEO Ali Moazzam Syed. The meeting approved granting special zone enterprise status to companies acquiring industrial plots in PIEDMC managed industrial zones and to regularise cases held up due to legal complications. By granting the status of special zone enterprises to these companies, a total of more than four and a half billion rupees will be invested and thousands of new jobs will be provided. Special Economic Zone Committee Chairman Ali Muazzam Syed said that all resources were being used to provide all the facilities through one window services to the investors in Punjab, to bring economic improvement and employment generation in the province along with industrial development. Secretary Committee Amna Faisal Shah, DG PBIT Dr Sohail Saleem, Manager SEZ BOI Col ® Shakeel and officers concerned of district administrations were also present.

CCPO asks SDPOs to improve working

CCPO Lahore chaired a meeting to review the performance of Investigation Wing at the Capital City Police Office on Friday.

He expressed strong disapproval towards the SDPOs for failing to submit pending road certificates, instructing them to improve their performance and promptly resolve these matters. Directives were issued to the officers concerned to apprehend thieves, bandits, proclaimed offenders, and drug dealers, emphasising the need for improved recovery.