Lahore, October 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s developed Business Registration Portal in collaboration with Industries department launched in January this year has registered 9301 businesses to provide ease of doing businesses. It was briefed in a project progress review meeting held under Dr. Umar Saif Chairman PITB here today.
The meeting was informed that the registered businesses include 5465 of Industries department, 1747 of Punjab Employees Social Security Institutions (PESSI) and 2089 of Labour, which includes shops and establishment registration.
Dr. Umar Saif directed the PITB team to create awareness among business entities in coordination with labour and Human Resource departments, establish Registration Camps at prominent markets of Lahore to facilitate the business community. The Business Portal provides online solutions and executes all business processes in a user-friendly environment and improves productivity to conduct business registration activities efficiently and in a timely manner, which is a practical translation of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ plan.
It facilitates to register Partnership Firm with Industries, Shops and establishments with Labour and any Business with Punjab Employee Social Security Institution (PESSI) by using the Business Registration Portal. The Business Registration Portal has back office integration with NADRA and SECP. A helpline is also functional (042-111-425-725) in this regard.
The portal is available for Lahore District, which will be extended subsequently to all other districts of the Punjab Province. Online Business Portal registration for business can be done within 48 hours with all respective departments. Online certificates are also being issued by all the three departments and their respective directorates.
The traditional method of doing business posed numerous hurdles and impediments for starting a business. Notifications to online users and walk in clients via email and SMS is also sent to the applicants regarding the status of their respective application.
For more information, contact:
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan