Shahbaz, Murad agree to promote inter-provincial harmony


Stubbornness caused great loss to country

Staff Reporter

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that stubbornness has caused a great loss to the nation and the country and now time has come to work for progress and stability of the country by setting aside all the differences.
The Chief Minister said this while talking to Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah who met Shahbaz Sharif here.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and promotion of relations among the provinces came under discussion. Both the Chief Ministers agreed to further promote inter-provincial harmony.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that joint efforts will have to be made for forwarding Pakistan.
He said Pakistan consists of four units along with Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir and the country will make progress only when these units will become developed.
He said, “We have to work jointly for the progress and prosperity of the motherland. Pakistan is all of us and national unity and brotherhood will have to be promoted for its development.”
The Chief Minister said, “People living in Sindh are our brothers.” He said that Punjab government has included girl and boy students of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in its educational programmes which is resulting in promotion of national solidarity and harmony.
Shahbaz Sharif said that they had to make Pakistan stronger through unity and for this purpose; national interests will have to be given priority over personal interests.
He said that all the four provinces of Pakistan and federal government are moving ahead with complete harmony in the war against terrorism. He said that the decisions taken with collective wisdom and joint efforts will prove successful and expressed the hope that Pakistan will become a haven of peace.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed good wishes for Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and also gave a bouquet to him.
Later, Syed Murad Ali Shah was seen off by Punjab Chief Minister at the airport. Syed Murad Ali Shah thanked Punjab Chief Minister for the hospitality extended to him during his stay in Lahore.