The fifth meeting of the Balochistan Board of Investment and Trade was held under the chairmanship of Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan to discuss the creation of an investment-friendly environment for investment promotion in Balochistan and information on investment opportunities for investors.  Reviewing the measures taken to provide facilities and incentives, important decisions were approved. Chief Secretary Balochistan Fazil Asghar, Senior Member Board of Revenue Qamar Masood, Secretary Finance Noor-ul-Haq Baloch, Law Secretary Akbar Harifal, Private Members of the Board Former President Federation of  Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Daru Khan Achakzai was present in the meeting while Seth Ismail Sattar, Hassan Raza and Naveed Kalmati participated in the meeting through video link. Chief Executive Officer Balochistan Board of Investment and Trade Farman Zarkoon briefed the meeting on agenda points.  In the meeting, organizational capacity of the company, investment promotion, provision of facilities to investors, establishment of liaison offices in Islamabad, Karachi and Gwadar, incentive package and policy for investors by the Government of Balochistan,Feasibility study of priority projects of Balochistan, holding of events to promote investment was approved. Briefing the meeting, CEO, BBOI & Trades said that restructuring of the board website and database.  Prepare to highlight investment opportunities and ongoing development process in the province, to conduct investment seminars and road shows in friendly countries including Germany, China, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.  An annual calendar has been prepared. Along with the incentive package, technical assistance will also be provided to the private sector for investment promotion. The meeting also decided to prepare a framework for Balochistan investment policy and investment promotion.  It was also decided to set up a stat-of-the-art building for BBOI& Trade office and provide one-window operation facility to investors. The meeting also decided to set up Minerals, Livestock, Special Industrial Zones and Border Trade Markets.  Investment  in the sectors of tourism, fisheries and agriculture will be encouraged under PPP mode, the meeting said.  Addressing the meeting, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan said that a mechanism should be developed to attract investors to invest in Balochistan. There are vast investment opportunities in Balochistan which benefit ,strong and integrated strategy is needed to address this. The Chief Minister directed the setting up of a sub-committee to promote investment. He said that the promotion of investment would not only change the economic condition of Balochistan but also create a new image  of  the province.  The Chief Minister directed that desks of all the departments should be set up in the institution so that the relevant matters would not be delayed in any way and the location of the file could be ascertained through digital processing which will  increase the confidence of the investors  he said that it would provide a better environment to investors and enable them to invest with confidence. He said that Gwadar provides excellent investment opportunities, given the importance of Gwadar the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat are also being set up there for the purpose. The Chief Minister said that the trend of non-implementation of policies and decisions has become a part of the system which needs to be changed so that relevant matters can be properly paid and collectively the province’s economic and social development has improved significantly.