PM Approved Construction Sector Be Given the Status Of “Industry”
Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan agreed at the Thursday at Ease of Doing Business meeting in Islamabad to declare the construction sector an industrial sector–a news source reports.
The PM stated that the state emphasizes specially on the simplification of construction laws. The need to remove the requirement of excessive approvals and NOCs was also emphasized.
In this context, he pointed out that the government had already abolished the requirement to seek approvals for the construction of multi-story buildings in large cities from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other organizations. He also said that land courts will be established for resolving of the land-related issues.
The PM has also been informed of the steps to be taken to resolve policy problems, simplify procedures, abolish unnecessary approvals, ensure zoning and development rules and other relevant matters by Anwar Ali, Chairman of the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPA).
He also presented short, medium and long-term roadmaps aimed at improving the facility of the construction industry. He said the latest technology to ensure transparency and simplify the processes in the building industry is being implemented.
The NPHP Chairman also described the plans to digitize the country's land records. This way the process will help to tackle most land-related problems.