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UNISAME submits road map to PM

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KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has submitted a road map to the prime minister (PM) Imran Khan for fast-track promotion and development of SME sector inclusive of SME farmers. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said first of all we wish the PM and his wife speedy recovery, says a Press release.
The UNISAME chief said it is very important that SME promotion and development is put on fast track and given priority. It is pertinent to note that the sector is facing challenges due to lack of technology, access to finance, insufficient marketing support, high cost of doing business and other impediments like non conducive environment, safety issues and high cost of energy.
The UNISAME council urged the PM to order immediate setting up of SME institute, SME specific bank, value addition bureau, Ombudsman, SME police liaison committee, SME gallery for global marketing support, subsidies for alternate energy and remove unnecessary rules and regulations hampering growth and set up real one window operations in letter and spirit.
The council also invited the attention of the PM to the urgent need to increase the size and scope of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) to enable it to outreach the micro to medium entrepreneurs and farmers as well.