Introduction

In order to operate in Pakistan, businesses need to fulfill requirements of three tiers of Government (Federal, Provincial and Local Governments). A large number of Government departments / organizations have prescribed multiple “Registrations, Licenses, Certificates and Other permits (RLCOs)” for establishing and operating such businesses. Many of these RLCOs envisage cumbersome processing through manual application procedures.

To reduce the compliance burden on businesses, the Prime Minister of Pakistan approved the launch of Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative (PRMI)”, established a Steering Committee for implementing PRMI activities and designated the Board of Investment (BOI) as the lead agency. The key objective of this initiative is to reduce the compliance burden of businesses on one hand while improving the effectiveness of regulatory regime on the other.

A major deliverable of this project is the establishment of an online “One Stop Shop” by the name of “Pakistan Business Portal”. This will enable businesses to find regulatory requirements, in respect of different sectors, submit their applications electronically and also pay the fees/charges online to obtain required licenses/permits.

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Presentations

Steering Committee

1Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to PM on Commerce & InvestmentChair
2Adviser to PM on Institutional ReformsMember
3Chairman, Board of InvestmentMember
4Chairman, Federal Board of RevenueMember
5Secretary, CommerceMember
6Secretary, Board of InvestmentMember/Secretary
7Chief Secretary Govt. of PunjabMember
8Chief Secretary Govt. of SindhMember
9Chief Secretary Govt. of Khyber PakhtunkhwaMember
10Chief Secretary Govt. of BalochistanMember
11Chief Secretary Govt. of Gilgit BaltistanMember
12Chief Secretary Govt. of Azad Jammu & KashmirMember
13President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)Member
14CEO, Pakistan Business CouncilMember
15CE / Secretary General, Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce & Industry (OICCI)Member
16President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
17President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
18President of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
19Mr. Almas Hyder, former President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember

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