ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Friday signed into law the Pakistan Single Window Act, 2021, and the Senate Secretariat Services (Amendment) Act, 2021.
According to "Pakistan Single Window Act," an independent institution having a governing council and secretariat would be established for the facilitation of national and international trade.
This law will provide a coordinated one-window system to facilitate exports, imports and transit trade, a news release issued by the President’s Media Wing here said. Establishment of an independent institution besides reducing the cost of doing business will also help ease cross border trade and transportation of goods.
According to the law, the institution will also help in timely processing of data and bring about improvement in the provision of quality services.
According to “the Senate Secretariat Services (Amendment) Act 2021,” signed into law by the President under article 75 of the Constitution, the BS-17 appointments in Senate Secretariat will be made through the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).
However, the Senate Secretariat would be authorised to make appointments in BS-1 to BS-16. Direct appointments in BS-18 in Senate Secretariat have been done away with. The absorption of officers, posted in Senate Secretariat on deputation, has also been prohibited under the new law.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021