Shahbaz’s visit highly fruitful
Beijing—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Chinese leadership and people have won the hearts of Pakistani delegation including him during the visit to China. He said that a number of important agreements were signed between China and Punjab in energy, vocational training, textile, infrastructure and transport sector for accelerating the pace of implementation of the existing agreements.
He was talking to Chinese investors and media during his visit to Jimo City before returning to Pakistan. The Chief Minister said that the term ‘Punjab Speed’ with regard to pace of implementation of agreements in energy sector in the province is not only an honour for him but also for Punjab government and people of the province.
He said that provincial government is utilizing all its energies for coming up to the expectations of Chinese government and the ruling party.
Addressing Chinese investors in garments sector, Shahbaz Sharif said that Chinese garments are very popular throughout the world including western countries. He said that Punjab is an ideal place for investment and the investors should keep in mind that loadshedding will be overcome by next year and abundant electricity will be available for industry. Replying to a question, the Chief Minister said that maximum facilities will be provided to foreign investors as his efforts are directed towards progress and prosperity of the province.
He said that setting up of industries and creation of job opportunities will result in prosperity of the masses. Shahbaz Sharif said that by the unprecedented welcome accorded to him the Communist Party of China has proved that there is complete harmony between Pakistan Muslim League-N and the Communist Party of China with regard to progress and prosperity of Pakistan. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has taken Pak-China friendship to new heights.
About 50 agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed between Punjab government and China during the visit. Out of these 20 are agreements and the remaining are MoUs He visited economic development zone in Jimo City China. He saw various sections of the economic development zone and took special interest in service center under one window operation and international pavilion.