ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday highlighting importance of investment in achieving rapid and sustainable economic growth and development in the country called for ensuring ease of doing business for the investors. “As the country is moving towards economic stability, investment is the most important factor in sustaining this stability and achieving rapid economic growth,” he said while presiding over a meeting regarding removal of hurdles in the way of business and investment. The prime minister directed all federal ministries and provincial governments to take measures for the promotion of investment and ensure the timely realization of the set targets in that regard. The Board of Investment (BOI) secretary briefed the meeting about all those measures which have been taken to remove hurdles in the way of trade and investment. Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf, Special Assistant Dr Shehbaz Gill, secretaries of the relevant ministries, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman and senior officers were present in the meeting which was also attended by chief secretaries of four provinces through video-link. The meeting was told that the measures included amendments in laws, ease in tax collection system, making system of getting no objection certificates (NOCs) from other departments easy and changes in unnecessary and old procedures.