Pak improves EoDB ranking by 11 points: Dawood

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OUR CORRESPONDENT

ISLAMABAD

Advisor on Commerce & Textile Abdul Razak Dawood, Thursday, highlighted that Pakistan has improved its ranking by 11 points and moved from 147th/190 to 136th/190 in Doing Business Report 2019. He appreciated the implementation of reforms and insisted that a continuous effort from all provincial and federal government departments is required. Pakistan gears up to improve Ease of Doing Business Rankings: Federal Government goes for a final check of Ease of Doing Business indicators at national level, prior to the World Bank team’s arrival.

While chairing a high-level review meeting on the ease of doing business reforms agenda in the Board of Investment (BOI) here, Razak Dawoode also appreciated assistance of the World Bank Group as Business climate reform partner.

Advisor stressed that the doing business reforms are the priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who regularly reviews the progress. The Prime Minister has already chaired a number of review meetings and next meeting expected shortly with participation of all relevant federal secretaries and the provincial chief secretaries.

Addressing the participants, Haroon Sharif said that the Government is pushing the reform agenda that would transform the business climate in the country and he reiterated that approach of all government departments, provincial and federal, was important for efficient implementation of reforms.

Executive Director General BOI, Fareena Mazhar, briefed the participants about the completed reforms. She mentioned that the reform update is being submitted to World Bank Group, which an important document that contributes to the improvement of ease of doing business ranking

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