ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday chaired a meeting here to review the progress on the implementation of the Doing Business Reform Strategy 2016.

The Finance Secretary briefed the Finance Minister on the
reform measures being taken to cover all the ten Doing Business indicators, said a Finance Ministry press release.

The indicators include starting a business, dealing with
construction permits, getting electricity, registering a property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes,  trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

The Finance Secretary also briefed the meeting on the proposed  way forward for improving the country’s ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index.

The Finance Minister directed that specific actions that are
required to be taken for the purpose must be identified along with time lines.

He also stressed on the need for ensuring coordination among  all the stakeholders.

He directed that every effort should be made to facilitate
foreign as well as domestic investors and businessmen.
He said Pakistan was increasingly being identified
globally as a business and investor friendly country.

He opined that Pakistan must take full advantage of the
improvement in the economy as well as security situation.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the
Ministry of Finance.