Governor, Argentinian envoy discuss bilateral issues

Amraiz Khan

The Ambassador of Argentine in Pakistan, Leopoldo Francisco Sahores, called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar here on Wednesday and discussed issues of bilateral interests.

Bilateral relations between two countries, cooperation in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, information technology and industrial sectors came under discussion during the meeting.

Former MNA Onaza Ehsan, Salman Waris and Mian Ali Moin were also present during the meeting held at Governor House.

The Argentinian Ambassador appreciated role of Pakistan in establishing peace in the region and eradicating terrorism.

Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Sarwar said that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Argentina are spanned over 70 years, which is a sign of mutual trust, respect and cooperation.

He said that the role of institutional mechanisms is crucial to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Argentina, adding that there is a joint commission to promote trade between the two countries.

He said that a joint business council has also been set up between the two countries to enhance business-to-business interaction. He said that political consultations are held regularly between the two countries.

The Punjab Governor said that the presence of Pakistan-Argentina friendship groups in the Pakistani parliament is a sign of the strengthening of bilateral parliamentary relations, adding that the relations between the two countries have become stronger than ever, since Prime Minister Imran Khan has come to power.

The Punjab Governor said that the government is ensuring the provision of all facilities including security to foreign investors in Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan is a peaceful country and there are investment opportunities in many sectors.

Meanwhile, Punjab Law and Cooperatives Minister Raja Basharat directed to ensure payment to the families of martyred police employees by completing all the steps within a month.

He said that it was a matter of great concern that the families of some martyrs could not get their dues even after six months.

He was addressing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Shuhda Package chaired by him at the Civil Secretariat.

Inspector General Police Punjab, Additional Chief Secretary Home and other officers were also present.

The committee approved Martyrs Package No. 2 for the five martyred employees of the police department.

Among them are Head Constable Muhammad Imtiaz and Constables Jalil Haider, Muhammad Qaiser, Imtiaz Ahmed and Muhammad Waqas Azeem.

The committee was also directed to start the recruitment process for the Director-General of Punjab Forensic Agency.

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