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October 11, 2015

Pak-Saudi ties converting into economic contacts: CM

Lahore

 
October 11, 2015

LAHORE
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Saudi Arabia is a great friend of Pakistan which has always supported Pakistan in every hour of trial.
He said the people of both countries had deep sympathies with each other. He said Pakistan gave great importance to the relations with Saudi Arabia. He said the historic brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were changing into useful economic contacts.
The CM said the government led by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was endeavouring for coping with the challenges being faced by the country. He expressed the hope that the country would be put on the road to progress and prosperity by eliminating extremism and energy crisis.
According to a handout issued on Saturday, Shahbaz Sharif expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani who called on him. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting. Shahbaz Sharif said that trade and economic relations were increasing between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He said the people of both countries were linked with deep religious relations and brotherhood. He said that Saudi Arabia had always helped Pakistan during war, peace, earthquake, flood or any other natural calamity. The chief Mminister said that Khadim-e-Harmain Sharifain, government and people of Saudi Arabia had always helped Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and its people highly valued Saudi Arabia. He said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also wanted to further strengthen relations with Saudi Arabia. Mentioning the problems being confronted by Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif said the country was facing big problems like extremism and energy crisis. He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was determined to steer the country out of quagmire of problems and marching forward seriously for overcoming these challenges. Expressing deep sense of sorrow and grief with

Saudi Ambassador over the martyrdom of Hujjaj in Mina tragedy, the chief minister said Pakistani people were deeply grieved over this tragic incident and equally shared the grief of bereaved families. Saudi Ambassador Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani said Saudi Arabia gave special importance to the relations with Pakistan and these
relations were further strengthening between both countries.
Chinese investors: Chinese investors met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday and discussed with him the issues of mutual interests. Prospects of investment in Punjab were discussed during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that due to best policies of the Punjab government, investment had been promoted in the province and special facilities were being provided to foreign investors. He said the incentives had been provided to the investors.