13 SEZs set to bring industrial revolution in Punjab: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that setting up of 13 special economic zones (SEZs) will bring industrial revolution in the province.
The chief minister said this while having a meeting with new-elected President of DG Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kh Jalaluddin Roomi, who called on him here on Sunday.
The chief minister said that employment opportunities would be generated especially in South Punjab by promoting the industrial sector as there is huge potential for industry and trade in the backward areas. He said that a business-friendly environment has been provided for the business and industrial community.
He said that plans have been chalked out to establish a largest industrial zone of the country in Muzaffargarh which will change the economic destiny of the region. The chief minister further stated that land would be provided for the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries in D.G. Khan and Punjab Small Industries Corporation will soon be inaugurated in the region as well. Backward areas will bring at par with the developed ones through Small and Medium industries.
Matters regarding promotion of industries and trade in Southern Punjab, besides generating employment opportunities, came under discussion during the meeting. The chief minister also congratulated Kh Jalaluddin Roomi for electing as President D.G. Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Roomi asserted to promote industries and commerce in DG Khan. He lauded the vision and efforts of the Punjab government for the promotion of industries and trade. He said that exports are being increased due to the provision of a business-friendly environment in Punjab.
The business community appreciates the Corona Relief Package and other economic initiatives of the Punjab government, he added. Kh. Jalaluddin Roomi said that DG Khan Chamber of Commerce and industries will extend full cooperation with the government for the development of the social sector in the backward areas of Southern Punjab. Trader community will also cooperate in the health and education projects of the Punjab government in the border areas of Balochistan in Koh-e-Suleman, he added.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that precautionary measures are utmost necessary to deal with coronavirus and appealed to the people to follow the restrictions of wearing masks on public places, besides maintaining social distance.
In a statement on Sunday, the chief minister warned, “Covid-19 can return back if we do not follow the SOPs.” He said that violation of anti-corona SOPs at educational institutes, offices and crowded public places will not be tolerated.
He said that during the last 24 hours, 11,185 corona diagnostics tests were conducted in Punjab. In the last 24 hours, 5 corona patients have died whereas 203 people have been reported corona affected. Out of 100,687 corona patients, 9,6561 have been recovered. So far, 1363398 corona diagnostics tests have been conducted in Punjab, he added.
Meanwhile, Sardar Usman Buzdar took notice of a molestation incident with a minor girl in the area of Police Station Sadar Pindi Bhattian and sought a report from RPO Gujranwala.
The chief minister directed for immediate arrest of the accused and initiating legal action against him, besides ensuring justice to the affected family at every cost. – TLTP

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