Special Technology Zones (STZs), Systems Limited and Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) have signed a contract to promote licensed domestic and global technologies companies for the development and implementation of the One Window Portal System. The signing ceremony took place in presence of Chairman FBR Asim Ahmad, senior representatives from both organisations as well as leading professionals from the tech industry, academia government, business community and think tanks at a local hotel on Wednesday.
The STZA licensed companies will be facilitated by this digital system of One Window Portal and this will enable all companies to be digitally onboard to connect with various government and regulatory agencies. This will enable us to promote transparency and improving ease of doing business and support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan. The One-Window Portal is a significant part of the STZA’s general vision of fostering a logical and mechanical environment through improvement of zones to speed up innovation improvement in the country.
Asif Peer. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Systems Limited while talking at the event sketched that they are devoted to bring technology-driven innovative solutions to the public sector in Pakistan. He further added that FBR plays strategic role in providing business friendly environment. “The STZA One Window Portal will facilitate local and foreign investors. It will also be integrated on real-time basis with FBR and Customs systems. We are fully committed to provide all requisite support to STZA in this regard. A working group is constituted and work with PRAL and PSW is already in progress.”
Amer Hashmi, Chairman STZA elaborated that how technology interventions can standardize and optimize the investor journey. STZA is building a world-class technology ecosystem which will enable local and foreign firms to have smooth business environment. The One-Window facility will be provided to all Zone Enterprises and Zone Developers.
STZA is an autonomous body , under the Cabinet Division which provides legislative and institutional support for the development of Pakistan’s technology sector and holds a futuristic mandate to set up special technology zones across the country.