KARACHI: Sindh has to focus on developing industrial estates with necessary infrastructure to provide an enabling environment for investment, a delegation of the World Bank suggested during a meeting with Chairman Planning and Development (P&D) Board Sindh, Muhammad Waseem.
World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Reform Advisory Scoping Mission’ in Pakistan met with the P&D chairman to discuss progress of Doing Business Reforms in Sindh.
The meeting was attended by all relevant stakeholders, including Sindh Board of Investment (SBI).
Waseem stressed the importance of continued and consolidated efforts to make Sindh more business-friendly.
Other issues that came under consideration included setting up of provincial portal for business registration, construction permits reforms, and property registration reforms.
Topic-specific discussions were held with both private and public sector stakeholders on all areas of doing business.
Currently Sprint-III of the Doing Business Reforms is underway.
This year Pakistan has improved its ranking by 11 points, moving from 147th to 136th position in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’.
Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2018