13 Punjab SEZs to create million jobs: CM

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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Punjab CM Usman Buzdar says there would be capacity for setting up more than 550 industrial units in the Faisalabad. — DawnNewsTV/File
Punjab CM Usman Buzdar says there would be capacity for setting up more than 550 industrial units in the Faisalabad. — DawnNewsTV/File

LAHORE: The Punjab government has started work on establishing 13 special economic zones and industrial estates on more than 10,000 acres of land.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar says this government started these projects in just two years, while only three economic zones (SEZs) were established during the last 73 years.

He said the Allama Iqbal Industrial City to be established in Faisalabad would be stretched on more than 3,000 acres of land and generate employment opportunities for 300,000 youths.

He said the Punjab government was bringing international companies to Pakistan and a one-window system was being introduced in the industrial estates to facilitate the firms in making investments.

He said there would be capacity for setting up more than 550 industrial units in the industrial city.

Mr Buzdar stated that this project would prove to be a game changer and help set the wheel of economy rolling that would create one million employment opportunities in the sectors concerned.

He said the industrial reforms of the Punjab government would pave the way for the economic revival in the backdrop of Covid-19.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2020