Broadening Horizons: Government departments join PSW

Pakistan Single Window System Expands: Boosting government services and trade efficiency

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The Pakistan Single Window System (PSW) has achieved another milestone by extending its network of digital services to include four additional government departments in the completion of its second phase.

These departments encompass the Marine Mercantile Department, Marine Fisheries Department, Ministry of Anti-Narcotics, and Drug Regulatory Authority.

This expansion marked a significant stride in advancing service provision and trade facilitation for cross-border traders, with a particular emphasis on the swift issuance of licenses, certificates, and permits.

The integration of the Marine Mercantile Department and Marine Fisheries Department into the PSW framework ushered in a new era of efficiency. By leveraging automated systems, these entities now expedite the preparation and delivery of electronic import permits and export certificates. This streamlined process not only saves businesses valuable time but also reduces operational costs.

Moreover, the scope of the Pakistan Single Window System broadened to encompass dry ports, further enhancing trade logistics. Notably, the registration and approval procedures for establishments under the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) have been streamlined, ensuring a more seamless experience for stakeholders.

Simultaneously, the Marine Mercantile Department underwent a comprehensive modernization, enabling online submission of applications for the import of used ships and boats.

Furthermore, the process of issuing Seaworthiness Certificates has been enhanced using an advanced electronic issuance system.

The collaboration between PSW and the Sindh Excise, Taxation, and Anti-Narcotics Department greatly simplified the collection of provincial revenue from traders. These strategic alliances underscore PSW’s dedication to strengthening the nation’s trade environment and revenue collection methods.

On this momentous occasion, Syed Aftab Haider, CEO of the Pakistan Single Window, reiterated the organization’s dedication to providing modern and exceptional facilities to businesses, traders, and relevant government departments.

The ongoing expansion of the PSW demonstrates a proactive approach to digital transformation, enhancing Pakistan’s trade competitiveness on the global stage. Through these continuous efforts, the PSW is actively contributing to the nation’s economic growth and efficiency.

Shaheer Gul Khan is a final-year student of English Literature at Government College University (GCU) Lahore. Strives to create a challenging and engaging environment having editor skills in freelancing, a goal-oriented. He can be reached at Twitter @HafizShaheerGu1.