Buzdar for promoting relations with best partner Germany
Ambassador of Germany Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office Friday and discussed different matters including the expansion of bilateral cooperation between Germany and Punjab.
Talking on the occasion, CM Usman Buzdar stated that solid steps will be taken to further promote relations as Germany is the best partner of Pakistan.
The government will take advantage of German expertise to develop the automobile industry, IT, health and social sector on modern lines. Punjab will take a lead for promotion of cooperation in different sectors as different facilities are provided to the investors under one roof, he added.
The CM asked the German investors to take benefit of tremendous investment opportunities as special incentives were being provided for foreign investment. All the necessary facilities are provided under one roof in special economic zones being established in different districts, he added.
Similarly, the CM further said the construction sector has a lot of potential and five cement factories have been issued NOCs while 12 more NOCs will be issued soon.
The chief minister emphasised that development of less developed areas has been focused and a special package has been given for backward areas of south Punjab. The establishment of the south Punjab secretariat is an important initiative as the development process has been brought to the doorstep of the common man.
On the other side, the CM pointed out that the government is fully focused on the development of the agriculture sector and the latest technology will be utilised for enhancing cotton production.
“The government is working on developing new cottonseed and agricultural credit card scheme is in the offing for farmers. Every citizen will be given health coverage and this program will be completed in the current year. The PTI government has given priority to improving good governance, service delivery and development of backward areas and the development journey is continuous despite impediments,”
German Ambassador said he is happy to visit Punjab and appreciated the CM’s vision for the development of backward areas. German investment companies are interested to invest in different sectors in Punjab and cooperation will be further expanded, he added.
Chairman P&D, CEO PBIT and others were also present.
German Ambassador calls on Aleem khan
German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck called on Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan on Friday in which various matters of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation and other issues were discussed.
Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan said that there is a lot of scope for joint ventures between Pakistan and Germany, especially in Technical Education through which our youth could learn new skills.
Senior Minister Aleem Khan said besides education and health, there could be mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Germany in other fields as well and being the largest province of the country, the Punjab Government could also work together with Germany.
Aleem Khan said Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to make the country strong and prosperous and according to his vision, far-reaching projects such as poverty reduction, clean and transparent system and self-reliance structure were being worked on.
In his conversation, Abdul Aleem Khan expressed his gratitude to German Ambassador Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck for his visit to Lahore and wished him a pleasant time during his tenure.
German Ambassador, while discussing various projects under Pak-German cooperation with the Senior Minister of Punjab, said that he was looking forward to enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
He expressed hope to start new projects in Punjab in education and other sectors with the cooperation of Germany.
Schlagheck said his visit to Lahore was wonderful and said that he appreciated the hospitality of the people of Lahore and would continue to come here at any given chance.