The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s developed Business Registration Portal is being inaugurated by the Punjab Planning and Development Department in collaboration with Industries department on January 31, 2018 at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries at 10 a.m to provide 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. Provincial Ministers for Finance, Industries, Chairman Planning and Development, the Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif and President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries will address the inaugural ceremony. Business Registration Portal is a practical translation of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ plan.
It will facilitate to register Partnership Firm with Industries, Shops and establishments with Labour and any Business with Punjab Employee Social Security Institution (PESSI) by using the Business Registration Portal. The Business Registration Portal has back office integration with NADRA and SECP. A helpline is also functional (042-111-425-725) in this regard. The portal will be available for Lahore District, which will be extended subsequently to all other districts of the Punjab Province. Online Business Portal registration for business can be done within 48 hours with all respective departments. Online certificates will also be issued by all the three departments and their respective directorates.
The traditional method of doing business posed numerous hurdles and impediments for starting a business. Notifications to online users and walk in clients via email and sms shall also be sent to the applicants regarding the status of their respective application.