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November 21, 2019

UK wants to cement ties with Pakistan


November 21, 2019

LAHORE:Provincial Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal met with British Deputy High Commissioner and Trade Director for Pakistan Mike Nithavrianakis.

Both sides discussed investment opportunities in different sectors across Punjab. The British deputy high commissioner said, “Improvement in Pakistan’s ranking with regard to providing ease for doing business is welcoming and we want to enhance the trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Britain.”

Due to improvement in security situation and conducive environment for doing business, many British companies are keen to invest in Pakistan, he added. He said that Britain and Pakistan by enhancing interaction between different organisations could also strengthen economic relations.

Punjab Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal stated there were ample opportunities for making investment in different sectors in the province. “Britain is a big trade partner of Pakistan and we duly appreciate and commend the cooperation of Britain for ensuring progress of different sectors in Pakistan,” the minister said. British investors can invest in Pakistan with an open heart and we will provide them with all possible facilities, he said.

The Punjab Board of Investment and Trade CEO gave a briefing to the British envoy about the possibilities and opportunities for investment in the province. Civil society: A civil society organisation celebrated the World Children’s Day on Wednesday, November 20, in collaboration with the Children’s Library Complex (CLC).

More than 100 students participated in the ceremony held in this regard. Noted personalities from government, civil society and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) highlighted rights of children as provided in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The 30 years celebrations of the CRC (1989 to 2019) are a reminder to all duty bearers to extend survival, development, protection and participation rights to all children (0-18 years) without discrimination.

The children asked the special guests to make pledges to secure their rights, including the right to life, right to identity, right to healthcare, right to be raised by parents, right to quality education, right to express their opinions, right to protection, right to proper nutrition, right to play, right to protection from corporal punishment and exploitation of all kinds. The CLC echoed with voices that called for acting for the rights of children mentioned in the CRC.

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