Islamabad, July 19 (TNS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to devise an effective strategy for the industrial zoning and town planning.
In a meeting with the representatives of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lahore, he said the industrial zoning and town planning were ignored in the past that triggered pollution, lack of basic amenities and other societal issues.
The representatives of the LCCI reposed their confidence regarding measures being taken by the government including the documentation of the economy and tax reforms besides assuring their cooperation.
The prime minister also told about the government’s measures to bring ease of doing business and the facilitation of the business community.
He said industrial growth is inevitable for the national development.
The prime minister assured the representatives for resolution of their issues and said that he would remain in constant contact with them.
Earlier, at a briefing given to him by secretary industries Imran Khan asked the Punjab government to consider the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s model of industrial growth that had been very successful in the province.
The prime minister said the provincial government should take benefit from the database of Ehsaas programme for disbursement of the industrial loans.
In another briefing on Lahore Ring Road (South) and other projects, he also called for urgent measures by Punjab government to tackle the challenges of environmental pollution and clean water supply to the residents.
Chairing a meeting about health sector reforms, Imran Khan asked for further expanding the scope of Sehat Insaf Card in the backward areas of Punjab.