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ISLAMABAD: The privatisation of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) was concluded on Tuesday, with the handing over of the share certificates to the buyer M/S IMS Engineering (Pvt) Limited in the presence of Caretaker Federal Minister for Privatisation Fawad Hasan Fawad.

In a final settlement of Rs1.4 billion transaction, the buyer IMS Engineering has not only made full payment but has also taken over additional liabilities of 752 million rupees payable to the Bank of Khyber.

The Bank of Khyber issued an NOC for the conclusion of the transaction.

SOEs: PM briefed about privatisation process

The minister congratulated all the stakeholders who contributed towards the conclusion of the sale agreement including the SIFC, State Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industries, Chief Secretary KPK, the Bank of Khyber, the Financial Advisor and the team of Privatisation Commission.

The Chairman IMS Engineering, Mahmoud Haq, expressed that plans for better utilisation of the facility are already in place and that they expect to be able to make exports of 250-300 million dollars in two to three years.

He also said that they are replacing the current set-up with the state-of-the-art German-made machinery and equipment and will also endeavour to meet local demand which is currently met through imports.

The federal minister wished them success and hoped that the privatisation will result in increased productivity, new employment, tax revenue as well as foreign exchange earnings for the country.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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Faraz Jan 03, 2024 11:45am
Sell baby sell
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Parvez Jan 03, 2024 12:41pm
Selling the family silver......then what ....... run and live in Florida leaving the people to manage the mess you'll have created over decades of loot and plunder all done in in the name of the people and still continuing but now with impunity.
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Justice Jan 03, 2024 12:59pm
Steps in good direction but I wouldn't settle until the behemoth aka PIA is sold!
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Love Your Country Jan 03, 2024 06:17pm
@Parvez, ya Saqib Nisar left to settle in London....
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Haris Fahim Jan 04, 2024 08:23am
@Love Your Country , and the national criminals like Sharifs and Zardaris are already settled in London. Whilst another set of national criminals own their very own brands and islands in countries like Australia.
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