Construction sector declared as industry by PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared the construction sector as an industry by giving an in-principle approval. The approval was given at a meeting attended by Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chairman Board of Investment Syed Zubair Gillani, Secretary Housing Dr Imran Zeb and Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHDA) Lt Gen Anwar Ali Hyder (R).

The Prime Minister said the government is giving special emphasis to simplify the construction related laws and do away with the condition of unnecessary approvals and NOCs.
Chairman NPHDA Lt Gen Anwar Ali Hyder (R) briefed the Prime Minister about steps, being taken to address policy issues, simplification of procedures, easy access to comprehensive information, abolishing of unnecessary approvals, compliance of zoning and development by-laws, use of technology elimination/minimizing the need for physical presence and personal interaction and doing away with discretionary powers, particularly during inspections, concurrent activities within stipulated time-lines.

The Chairman CDA briefed the Prime Minister about Automated Client Service Center being launched in the federal capital. He said the introduction of this service will facilitate the residents of the federal capital regarding matters pertaining to the CDA and help check corruption and other illegal practices