ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar tasked all stakeholders to complete the necessary processes of prioritised Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and ensure their ground-breaking within three months. Chairing a meeting on Wednesday at the ministry, Bakhtiar instructed to work for the development of SEZ in the federal capital territory that may host IT, telecom and services sector. He said that development of SEZs was the priority of the new government to ensure creation of new jobs, achieve high economic growth and encourage exports. While reviewing progress on SEZs, the minister instructed to fast-track the process and increase coordination among the line ministries to ensure early implementation of this important sector of CPEC.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2018.