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Naqvi seeks Kuwait investment in Punjab

By Our Correspondent
February 22, 2024

LAHORE: Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has started his farewell meetings here on Wednesday. He held separate meetings with the Consul General of China Mr Zhao Shiren and with the Consul General of Iran Mehran Mowahid Far. The ambassadors felicitated Mohsin Naqvi on being elected as the PCB Chairman.

This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with  the Consul General of China Mr Zhao Shiren on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab
This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with  the Consul General of China Mr Zhao Shiren on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab

Mohsin Naqvi extended an invitation to the Chinese and Iranian Consul Generals to watch a PSL match. Both of them accepted the invitation and thanked the CM. They lauded the performance of the caretaker CM for extending exemplary services for the people of Punjab during the last one year.

The Chinese Consul General acknowledged that the CM accomplished public welfare projects. Zhao Shiren also expressed his good wishes for the caretaker CM. Mohsin Naqvi thanked the Chinese Consul General on extending enormous assistance in order to cope up with the smog challenges and in other sectors.

The CM remarked that China is a strategic partner of Pakistan, adding that China has stood with Pakistan in every time of trial and tribulation. The Iranian Consul General congratulated Mohsin Naqvi on making excellent arrangements for PSL-9.

This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with Consul General of Iran Mehran Mowahid Far (R) on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab
This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with Consul General of Iran Mehran Mowahid Far (R) on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab

He stated that under the leadership of Mohsin Naqvi and on the request of the Punjab government, the statue of the Poet of the East Allama Iqbal was installed in Mashhad. The Iranian envoy paid tributes to the chief minister on rendering exemplary performance.

The Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdul Rehman Almutain met with the caretaker chief minister in which matters pertaining to mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in various sectors were discussed.

This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdul Rehman Almutain (L) on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab
This screengrab shows CM Mohsin Naqvi meets with Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdul Rehman Almutain (L) on February 21, 2024. — Facebook/Govt of Punjab

The Kuwait Ambassador felicitated the chief minister on being elected as PCB Chairman and also congratulated him on the splendid launching of PSL-9.

Mohsin Naqvi while conversing with the Ambassador of Kuwait stated that fraternal relations exist between Pakistan and Kuwait for the last many decades, adding that time has arrived to transform this relationship into a productive economic assistance between Pakistan and Kuwait. There is a great demand of livestock in Kuwait and it is also a dire need to promote this bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries on sustainable basis. Mohsin Naqvi apprised that six Business Facilitation Centres were established in Punjab in only 30 days. The required NOCs are being issued to the investors within 15 days at the Business Facilitation Centres. The Kuwait investors should benefit from these investment opportunities in Punjab and all possible assistance will be provided in this regard. The enhancement in economic relationship is possible with the maximum exchange of trade delegations between the two countries, the CM maintained. Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdul Rehman Almutain remarked that extending cooperating in the field of livestock and other sectors would be further promoted with the Punjab government, adding that a great potential existed with regard to enhancing bilateral trade relationship between the two countries.

CM lays foundation of medical college auditorium

The chief minister visited the Gulab Devi Hospital and laid a foundation stone of the Al-Aleem Medical College Auditorium. He unveiled the plaque and prayed on the occasion. Mohsin Naqvi was given a briefing on the project. Provincial Minister for Housing Azfar Ali Nasir, Commissioner Lahore, CCPO, Chairman Syed Shahid and other officials were also present on the occasion.