National Steering Committee: SME policy revision discussed

SMEs are an integral part of the government’s economic development strategy

Our Correspondent December 07, 2018
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LAHORE: The government has embarked upon an ambitious plan to boost the economy by making interventions in key areas of economic importance, said Ministry of Industries and Production Secretary Azhar Ali Chaudhry.

Addressing the first meeting of the National Steering Committee for revision of SME Policy he said it has become imperative to initiate new efforts with a right policy and institutional focus that will make Pakistani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) competitive in international markets and fulfil the multiple agenda of employment creation, new enterprise development, increased exports and enhanced contribution to value addition.

SMEs, having a pervasive presence across most economic sectors, are an integral part of the government’s economic development strategy.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2018.

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