Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar visited Uzbekistan with a business delegation including Gohar Ijaz, head of APTMA. Investors of Uzbekistan’s Namangan Province announced an investment in textile and other sectors of Punjab. Full technical assistance will also be provided to Pakistan for increased cotton production.
According to details issued from Governor’s House Lahore, Governor Ch Sarwar along with Gohar Ijaz, Head of APTMA, Fawad Mukhtar-Chief Executive of Fatima Group of Industries, Businessman Ahsan Bashir, President of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Trade and Cultural Center Lahore-Rohail Ikram visited Namangan province of Uzbekistan on the invitation of Governor of Namangan Shavkat Abdurrazakov. Governor Ch Sarwar and his delegation received a warm welcome by high-ranking officials of Uzbekistan and members of the Pakistani community. To honour the delegation and express solidarity with Pakistan, Pakistani flag was permanently installed in The Square of Three Fountains in Namangan city adjacent to the office of Namangan Governor.
During the visit, Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar and his delegation visited the Uzbekistan Business Forum and met with delegations of experts working in the fields of textiles, health, agriculture and trade. Matters regarding increased cooperation and trade between the two countries came under discussion.
Accompanied by the delegation, Ch Sarwar also called on Governor of Namangan-Shavkat Abdurrazakov at his Secretariat during which Governor Abdurrazakov appreciated the role of Pakistan in establishing peace and eradicating terrorism from the region. Upon the invitation of the Punjab Governor, he also agreed to pay a visit to Pakistan soon.
On the occasion, Ch Sarwar said that acknowledging the growing development and prosperity of Pakistan, the Uzbek investors have announced to invest and facilitate in sectors of textile, business, tourism etc. Full assistance on increasing cotton production in Punjab has also been assured, for which a delegation of Uzbek agronomists will soon visit Punjab.
Ch Sarwar said that we have assured Uzbek investors that they will be provided with all facilities under one window and their security will also be ensured. The Punjab government is also setting up new Special Economic Zones in various cities of the province for domestic and foreign investors. In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we are working with the business community to promote investment in Pakistan. After Uzbekistan, other countries will also be visited with business delegations for enhanced bilateral trade and investment.