UAE envoy calls on CM Parvez, discuss bilateral relation


CM seeks report from IG police

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Mr Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and discussed matters of mutual interest. They also discussed bolstering bilateral relations and investment opportunities, and it was agreed to start work on Mubarak Center on Ferozepur Road in Lahore soon.

The CM thanked the UAE leadership and ambassador for their support to the flood victims and said that he is grateful for the relief goods. The rehabilitation of flood-hit people is going on and special medical camps have been set up to prevent epidemics; he said and added that the rehabilitation of flood affectees is being monitored by him.

‘We welcome the Dhabi Group’s investment in Mubarak Center and are deeply grateful to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of the United Arab Emirates.’ The project also includes a 7-star hotel, which will accommodate international players; he noted and added that the Mubarak Center and Gaddafi Stadium will be linked.

The plan will greatly facilitate international players to come and go to Gaddafi Stadium. During the tournaments, traffic jams will be relieved and traffic will continue to flow, he further said.

Parvez Elahi mentioned that he laid the foundation stone of the Mubarak Center project in his previous tenure. Unfortunately, the PML-N government stopped this project for the sake of personal ego, he regretted.

Now, the government will speed up this project and this avant-garde project would increase commercial and economic activities.

He said Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates enjoy brotherly relations; he noted and asked the UAE investors to take advantage of the immense opportunities for investment in Punjab. The investment companies of the United Arab Emirates will be welcomed in Punjab, he added. The UAE’s cooperation in the development of Pakistan is worthy of praise. We value the cooperation of the United Arab Emirates for the improvement of education, health and other sectors, he stated. I will visit the United Arab Emirates as soon as possible, he further said.

The UAE ambassador invited Parvez Elahi to visit the United Arab Emirates and added that the Mubarak Center will further promote cooperation between the two countries. Pakistan is our second home.

It is our duty to help the flood victims in their hour of difficulty and we are present to help our Pakistani brothers.

Chief Secretary, secretary irrigation, secretary finance and others were also present.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has condemned firing on police mobile in the limit of PS Bhong in Rahim Yar Khan.

He has sought a report from IG police and paid tributes to martyred police constable Muhammad Akbar.

He has directed to early arrest the accused and the injured policemen be provided with the best treatment facilities.

The martyred constable Muhammad Akbar sacrificed his life in the line of duty and we salute his sacrifice.

The Punjab Government stands with the bereaved family and will take full care of them, he concluded.


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