The Government has decided to expedite the process of provision of electricity to Special Economic Zones with the view to promote investment and industrial growth.
The decision was taken at a meeting jointly chaired by Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and Federal Secretary Power Division Irfan Elahi in Lahore on Saturday.
The meeting reviewed various proposals regarding provision of required load of electricity to Sundar Industrial Estate Lahore, Quide Azam Apparel Park Sheikhupura, and industrial estates of Rahim Yar Khan, Bhalwal, Vehari and Faisalabad.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Secretary said that industrial growth plays an important role in national economy and keeping the wheel of industry moving would put the country on path of progress and prosperity.
He said that China is showing keen interest in investment in Special Economic Zones .
He said that the government is committed to providing a conducive environment to investors by taking measures for ease of doing business.
Yousaf Naseem Khokhar said that all possible facilities would be given to industrialists under the regulatory framework.
He said that issues related to Special Economic Zones would be resolved on priority in national interest and for this purpose relevant provincial departments must keep close liaison with federal government.
Federal Secretary Power Division Irfan Elahi said that full cooperation would be extended for provision of electricity to Special Economic Zones .
He also issued necessary directions to power distribution companies in this regard.