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Govt emphasizes on promotion of SMEs to take forward economy: PM
April 06, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is giving special emphasis to promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to take forward the economy.

He made the remarks whilst chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday which reviewed Gujranwala Development Plan and Rawalpindi Regeneration and Nullah Lai Expressway projects being implemented under regional development strategy in Punjab. The Prime Minister assured that the federal government will extend every possible cooperation for the implementation of regional development strategy.

Under the proposed plan, special focus will be given to the agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors in order to fully exploit the potential of Gujranwala Division. The areas to be given special importance include knowledge and technology transfer, Specialized Value Chain, infrastructure, development of human resource, Cluster Support System, inexpensive energy, communications, urban management, better coordination between rural and urban markets, rural development and management, environment etc.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister was also briefed about Nullah Lai Expressway project and the best possible use of land around it.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said this project will play an important role in transformation of Rawalpindi city. He said it will address problems of the city as well as create an economic activity. He called for timely completion of the project.