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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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, Board of InvestmentMember/Secretary
6Secretary, CommerceMember
7Secretary, Ministry of Industries & ProductionMember
8Chief Secretary Govt. of PunjabMember
9Chief Secretary Govt. of SindhMember
10Chief Secretary Govt. of Khyber PakhtunkhwaMember
11Chief Secretary Govt. of BalochistanMember
12Chief Secretary Govt. of Gilgit BaltistanMember
13Chief Secretary Govt. of Azad Jammu & KashmirMember
14Chief Commissioner, ICTMember
15President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)Member
16CEO, Pakistan Business CouncilMember
17CE / Secretary General, Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce & Industry (OICCI)Member
18President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
19President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
20President of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember
21Mr. Almas Hyder, former President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMember


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