Abdul Razzak Dawood chairs meeting at Department of Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skills Development, Government of Punjab on December 26
Sialkot, December 28, 2020 (PPI-OT): Mr. Qaiser Iqbal Baryar, President, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a press statement said that on December 26th, 2020, a meeting was held at Department of Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skills Development, Government of Punjab, which was chaired by Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood SAPM on Advisor for Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, and Investment. Mian Aslam Iqbal, Provincial Minister and Presidents Sialkot, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Secretary General, Pakistan Textile Exporter Association and Vice Chairman Pakistan Textile Mills Association, Faisalabad were also present in the meeting to discuss the issues being faced by the Business Community of Punjab.
The Business Community of Punjab discussed the prevailing issues of the Industry including pendency in Sales Tax Refunds, withdrawal of Infrastructures development CESS Punjab, and also stressed to continue the subsidies on the utilities, in order to stay competitive in the International market.
Mr. Qaiser Iqbal Baryar, President, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented his proposals and issues including notification for execution of Sialkot Industrial Zone, establishment of Cargo Train, One window facility for PESSI and EOBI, one-time settlement for Time barred cases of DLTL, in time payment of rebate claims to exporters, overcoming the shortage of skilled labour, withdrawal of Infrastructure Development CESS on temporary imports and an increase in percentage of DLTL should be offered to all exports-oriented sectors.
Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, SAPM on Advisor for Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, and Investment ensured maximum facilitation to Business Community, with a continuous effort to provide an ease and business friendly environment to export-oriented Industry. He added that Government of Pakistan was making efforts to allow a maximum reduction in import duties and provision of duty drawbacks to Industry should be given on prompt basis. Mr. Dawood also shared that an IT park would be soon established in Pakistan that would help in gaining, maximum support for E-Commerce Industry of Pakistan. He appreciated the proposal of SCCI for starting a Cargo Train Service and also ensured that he will endorse this proposal in the Government Quarters, as well.
For more information, contact:
Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat, Sialkot – 51310, Pakistan
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