Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the relevant authorities to take all necessary steps to offer land, electricity, and gas connections, as well as tax incentives, in order to encourage more Chinese enterprises to invest in Pakistan and populate the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

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“Investment is needed to drive industrialisation in Pakistan,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif remarked while chairing a meeting on assisting Chinese investors in Special Economic Zones.

“It’s vital to create as many job possibilities as possible for our increasing population, which is 65 percent under the age of 35,” he continued.

Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Shaukat Tarin, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Asad Umar, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor, and other senior officers attended the meeting.

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Earlier, the prime minister was informed that work on five SEZs, namely Dhabeji in Sindh, Rashakai in KPK, Bostan in Balochistan, Allama Iqbal Industrial City in Punjab, and Gwadar in Balochistan, was now underway. He was informed that an effective one window operation facility was being set up at each of these SEZs along with a facilitation center at China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority to resolve all issues of potential Chinese investors under one roof.

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