Almost 97% of taxes in the province of Punjab are being received through e-Payment. Ms. Ayesha Ghous Pasha Provincial Minister for Finance said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s developed online Business Registration Portal at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries today.
The Portal is developed for the Punjab Planning and Development Department in collaboration with Industries department to provide an online solution to execute all business processes in a user-friendly environment and to improve productivity to conduct business registration activities efficiently and in a timely manner.
The economic growth depends on the progress of private sector, which provided employment and better delivery of services to the common man while consultations have been initiated with the private sector for the upcoming budget, she added.
Sheikh Allauddin Provincial Minister for industries said that the new industrial policy was in the final stage and would be announced soon.
A helpline has also been made functional (042-111-425-725) in this regard while presently the portal would be available for Lahore District to be extended subsequently to all other districts of the Punjab Province, he added.
Recently, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries also started its Web TV where members can learn about the latest business developments, economic issues, and technological advances.