NPO de­vises new plan to achieve eco­nomic growth

The Pak Banker - - 2national - Staff Re­porter

LA­HORE: The Na­tional Pro­duc­tiv­ity Or­gan­i­sa­tion has evolved a three-pronged strat­egy to cope with in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment and to achieve the tar­get of eco­nomic growth.

This was stated by Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer NPO Khawaja Mo­ham­mad Yousaf while speak­ing at the La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try on Thurs­day.

LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Arshad, Vice Pres­i­dent So­hail Azhar, Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­bers Mian Zahid Javaid, Dr shahid Raza, Ilyas Majid Sheikh, Rehman Aziz Chan and for­mer Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­ber Sar­dar Us­man Ghani also spoke on the oc­ca­sion.

The NPO chief said that the Na­tional Pro­duc­tiv­ity Or­gain­sa­tion was not only in­creas­ing li­ai­son with in­ter­na­tional or­gain­sa­tions but it was also fo­cus­ing on lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions to en­sure bet­ter, faster, cheaper and more en­vi­ron­ment friendly prod­ucts and ser­vices that are es­sen­tial to achieve eco­nomic tar­get.

He said that a Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence on the pat­tern of Singapore Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence was also be­ing es­tab­lished in La­hore while two in­ter­na­tional pro­grammes for the ca­pac­ity build­ing of var­i­ous sec­tors were be­ing con­ducted in this city. He said that with col­lab­o­ra­tion of dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties cur­ricu­lum for pro­duc­tiv­ity was also be­ing pre­pared.

He said that the NPO was also con­duct­ing En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Au­dits of dif­fer­ent in­dus­trial units to help them cope with en­ergy short­age.

"Com­pet­i­tive­ness is the flip side of pro­duc­tiv­ity; to be com­pet­i­tive on a sus­tain­able ba­sis it is es­sen­tial to en­hance pro­duc­tiv­ity. While Pak­istan as a nation is aware of the sig­nif­i­cance of pro­duc­tiv­ity in the con­text of achiev­ing higher eco­nomic growth, the po­ten­tial for pro­duc­tiv­ity im­prove­ment has not been fully tapped. One of the meth­ods to do this is the in­tro­duc­tion of method­olo­gies re­gard­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness which will al­low en­ter­prises in Pak­istan to meet global mar­ket and eco­nomic chal­lenges."

The CEO Na­tional Pro­duc­tiv­ity Or­gan­i­sa­tion said that in­dus­trial sec­tor in Pak­istan should fo­cus on re­duc­ing their wastages, re­works, down­time of the equip­ment and max­i­miz­ing the po­ten­tial of their work­force by ad­dress­ing hu­man be­hav­iours and skills in or­der to en­hance pro­duc­tiv­ity.

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