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February 10, 2011

Shahbaz for strong trade ties with Bosnia


February 10, 2011


PUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said there are vast opportunities of investment in the province and it can launch joint ventures with Bosnia in various sectors, including dairy farming.
He was talking to Ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina in Pakistan Armin Limo who called on him here on Wednesday.
The CM said Pakistan and BosniaHerzegovina had close friendly ties and the help the former extended to the latter in the Bosnian war was its moral responsibility. However, he said, the economic relations between the two countries did not reflect their close fraternal ties and there was a need to cement trade and economic relations. He said a delegation from Punjab would be sent to International BusinessConference being held in Sarajevo in April which would open up new avenues of cooperation in various sectors between Punjab and Bosnia.
Bosnian Ambassador Armin Limo said that promotion of economic and trade relations was his top priority and he had visited different chambers of commerce and industry in Punjab for this purpose. He welcomed participation of a delegation from Punjab in International Business Conference, asserting that it would help increase cooperation between Bosnia and Punjab in various sectors. He said people of Bosnia Herzegovina were thankful to Pakistan for its help in the war.
MPA Syed Zaeem Qadri and Chairman Planning & Development Javed Aslam were also present.
Policy for raise people’s living standard: Shahbaz: Shahbaz Sharif has said that service to the people is the mission of the government and its all policies are aimed at elimination of poverty, ignorance and unemployment from the province and bringing marginalised segments of society into national mainstream.
He said that despite the worst-ever flood in the history of the country, shortage of funds had not been allowed to become a hurdle in the projects of provision of basic amenities to the masses and development schemes were being executed on

priority basis in less developed areas. He said the PML-N workers should serve the people with commitment. Talking to the party workers during a meeting here on Wednesday, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government had adopted a comprehensive policy for the progress of the people and to raise their living standard. He said that unprecedented measures had been taken for the development of education and health sectors.
He said that maximum funds were being spent on the progress and prosperity of the people as only the masses had the right over national resources. He said that the historic decision of the Supreme Court regarding the written-off loans would leave a positive impact on the national economy. He said that the looted billions of rupees should be recovered and spent on elimination of poverty, ignorance and unemployment. He said that the Supreme Court’s decision had put an end to the plundering of national wealth.
He said that Punjab government had promoted the culture of good governance and transparency in the province. He said that proposals and suggestions of the party workers regarding public welfare projects and programmes were being given due importance. He said that party workers should play an active role in ensuring that benefits of the welfare projects should reach the common man.
The party workers paid tributes to the chief minister for the measures taken by him for the development of health and education sectors and the provision of medical facilities to the people at their doorstep.




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