Saudis interested in investment in Ravi Riverfront project
Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al Malki had separate meetings with ex-PM Shujaat Hussain, Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi and CM Usman Buzdar on Friday.–file
The top Saudi Arabia diplomate in Pakistan met noted personalities and conveyed greeting to the people of Pakistan on behalf of the Kingdom and its people on the 73rd anniversary of independence Friday.
Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al Malki held separate meetings with ex-PM Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Moonis Elahi and Punjab CM Usman Buzdar.
Matters of mutual interest, Covid-19 combat, investment opportunities in Pakistan and steps to better economy for prosperity came under discussion.
Nawaf bin Saeed Al Malki said the Saudi government will always stand by Pakistan. He said the Umrah pilgrims will soon be let perform the ritual. The Kingdom halted the pilgrimage as parts of protective measures in wake of coronavirus outbreak.
No power can affect Saudi-Pak ties
Former premier Chaudhry Shujaat shed light on importance of Pak-Saudi ties, saying that no power can affect the brotherhood between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The people of Pakistan will foil any attempt to create fissures in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations.
Parvez Elahi shared with the envoy the government’s steps to stem the Covid-19 spread and adopting measures to deal with the issue through smart lockdown in days to come. People are being advised to adopt protective measures during the holy month of Muharram. He said the ties between the two Muslim states are being cemented.
A friend in need
Talking to the Saudi ambassador, CM Buzdar said praised the Saudi authorities’ help in Pakistan’s hour of need and told the envoy that Islamabad gave importance to ties with Riyadh. He briefed visiting dignitary about Ravi River Front Urban Development Project and said the government would launch it soon.
Buzdar said that investors could avail the opportunities of safe investments and the government will provide maximum facilities to Saudi Arabia. Moreover, special economic zones are being established in Punjab and development work on Bhawalpur's SEZ will be commenced soon, he added. "The present government has created eases in doing business and its business-friendly policies benefit the national economy. We will provide all facilities to Saudi investors under one-window operation."