Sharif stresses hard work for peaceful, prosperous Punjab

LAHORE: CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif addressing the d briefing session about his visit to Britain. INP PHOTO

A debriefing session was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif regarding his recent visit to Britain.

The planning and development chairman gave a detailed briefing on the promotion of cooperation in education, health, anti-terrorism and other sectors, increase in investment and trade and memorandums of understanding signed with British institutions. The participants of the meeting paid tributes to the leadership qualities and tireless efforts of Sharif during this most successful visit. They said that British ministers and authorities not only appreciated reforms agenda for the development of social sectors in Punjab but also agreed to extend continuous cooperation to the Punjab government and credit for this goes to the dynamic leadership of CM Sharif.

Addressing the debriefing session, Sharif said that his recent visit to Britain was the most successful one of his political career and his meetings with British ministers and heads of various institutions proved very useful. He lauded the spirit and hard work of his entire political and administrative team and congratulated it on the success of the visit. He said that British ministers and authorities expressed full confidence in the reforms programme of Punjab government in education, health, information technology and other sectors.

He said that the way British authorities paid tributes on the ongoing reforms programme in education, health and other social sectors is encouragement of all concerned. Sharif said that a peaceful, developed and prosperous Punjab is the common goal and there is a need for hard work for the achievement of this objective. He said eight memorandum of understanding were signed during his visit to Britain for promotion of cooperation in different sectors and there is a need for speedy measures for ensuring that the benefits of the visit to Britain should reach the people of Punjab.

The chief minister said that overseas Pakistanis including British investors expressed keen interest in energy and infrastructure conference held in London and expressed willingness to make investment in the province. He said the interest taken by British investors in the investment opportunities in Punjab and promotion of cooperation augers well in the perspective of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.