Board of Investment organized a consultative workshop on draft Zero Time To Start Policy on 01-06-2023. Around 100 participants representing Development Partners, Public and Private Sector attended the workshop and provided feedback. Members of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) and Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) attended from Private Sector, QAU and PIDE from Academia, and representatives from Federal Government and ICT Administration also attended.

Mr. Alvaro Quijandria, International Finance Corporation gave a detailed presentation on the contours of the draft Zero Time To Start Policy at the event. The workshop had a panel discussion on the draft. Panelists from Quiad-e-Azam University, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Pakistan Business Council attended the panel discussion. Panelists appreciated Board of Investment (BOI) being lead agency for regulatory modernization. BOI in consultation with World Bank Group and through the feedback of private sector has drafted Zero Time To Start Policy to foster innovation, attract investments, promote SME growth and catalyze sustainable developments. Mr. Adnan Munir Rajput, Director (Reforms), BOI responded to the questions raised by the panelists.

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