Planning & Development Board, Government of the Punjab has embarked upon the agenda of improving the business environment of Punjab. In this regard, a comprehensive program called Jobs & Competitiveness Program has been designed and is in its third year of implementation for improving business environment in order to attract investments and generate jobs in the Province. One of the important initiatives of Government of the Punjab is improvement of Pakistan’s performance on the Ease of Doing Business Index.
World Bank annually publishes its flagship Doing Business Report which ranks 190 economies relatively on how laws and regulations effect small and medium sized companies around the world.
The Report provides quantitative indicators on regulation for:
In this regard, Government of the Punjab designed a specific Ease of Doing Business Reform Agenda with focused interventions for implementation in the province. It may be pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s ranking is calculated from two major cities; Lahore (35%) and Karachi (65%).
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