Lahore, January 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): A delegation of Bahawalpur Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Sherry Arshad Khan called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at 90-SQA on Wednesday. Talking on this occasion, the chief minister said that women’s participation in the industrial process would strengthen the provincial economy.
He added that the development of the industrial sector has been fully focused by the government and six special economic zones are being established in the province. Four more special economic zones will be notified soon and it is for the first time that SEZs are being established in backward districts of the province. The comprehensive industrial development policy is bearing positive fruit, he added.
The chief minister disclosed that a programme has been devised by the Punjab government to provide soft loans to the youth and women have also been included in it. The loan conditions have been eased more for the women, he added. He said that the office of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade will also be established in southern Punjab. Meanwhile, instructions have been issued to release funds for bone marrow transplant centre in Bahawal Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur.
The industrial development will boost employment opportunities in southern Punjab. The problems being faced by Bahawalpur Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be solved on priority basis and opening of its sub-office in Lahore will be examined as well, he added. The chief minister welcomed the proposal of holding Rohi Mela in Bahawalpur and assured all our cooperation as such carnivals help in the promotion of local handicrafts.
He asked the businesswomen to take benefit of investment opportunities as conducive environment is provided for trade and investment. He said that Pakistan has been economically stabilized under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and investors’ confidence has been restored due to the solid policies of the government.
Today, Pakistan is moving towards development and prosperity and it is open for investment. The investors will not face any difficulty, assured the chief minister. Sherry Arshad Khan said that it is a matter of pride for them that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar belongs to southern Punjab. Mussarat Jamshed Cheema MPA, Vice Chairman LDA Sheikh Muhammad Imran and others were also present on this occasion.
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