PM gives in-principle approval to construction sector as industry

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday while heading a meeting regarding Ease of Doing Business in Construction Sector, declared the construction sector as an industry by giving an in-principle approval.

Chairman NPHDA Lt. Gen (R) Anwar Ali Hyder briefed the Prime Minister about steps being taken to address policy issues, simplification of procedures, easy access to comprehensive information, abolishing of unnecessary approvals, compliance of zoning and development by-laws, use of technology elimination/minimizing the need for physical presence and personal interaction and doing away with discretionary powers, particularly during inspections, concurrent activities within stipulated time-lines.

Chairman NPHDA Lt. Gen (R) Anwar Ali Hyder presented short, medium and long-term road-map for improving Ease of Doing Business in construction sector.

SAPM on Information & Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chairman BOI Syed Zubair Gillani, Secretary Housing Dr. Imran Zeb, Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHDA) Lt. Gen (R) Anwar Ali Hyder and other senior officials were present during the meeting.

VNS, Islamabad