ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a massive package for the Construction Industry will be announced on Friday to maintain the economic activity important to deal with the Coronavirus challenge.
While addressing a ceremony in connection with the distribution of Rs 100 billion tax refunds amongst the businessmen in Islamabad on Thursday, the prime minister said that we have decided to open the Construction Industry and give it the necessary incentives in order to provide job opportunities to the people, adding that it will also support the uplift of the industries allied with the construction.
Imran Khan said that the construction of road infrastructure does not entail the danger of the spread of Coronavirus. He said that necessary SOPs will also be developed to ensure the safety of the workers. He said the Commerce Ministry has also framed a list of industries that can be opened in the current situation.
In addition, he said that promoting industries and giving incentives to the business is important to take forward the Country. He said that the refund of Rs 100 billion today to the Business Community is part of that process. He said that it’s our utmost effort to ensure timely refunds to the Business Community so that they do not face any liquidity issue.
The prime minister said that the Ministry Of Commerce and Industries is in constant touch with the Business Community as to how together we can overcome the challenge pose by Coronavirus.
Imran Khan expressed satisfaction that the trajectory of Coronavirus in Pakistan is not like that has been witnessed in other Countries. He was confident that Pakistan will able to overcome the outbreak soon.