Pak keen to explore business opportunities with Iran: PM
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan was keen to explore all available business and trade opportunities in the region for the mutual benefit of the neighbouring countries. He was talking to Mehdi Honardoost, Ambassador of Iran, who called on him here at the Prime Minister House. The Prime Minister said revival of economy and overcoming the energy deficit in Pakistan were the priority areas of his government.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday said the government was pro-actively pursuing the agenda of bringing reforms in different sectors for the welfare of masses. The Prime Minister expressed these views in his separate meetings with parliamentarians Mir Dostain Khan Domki, Bilal Virk and Nawabzada Mazhar here at the PM House. The Prime Minister said all development and welfare schemes were focused to improve the living standard of people across the country.
He said the parliamentarians could earn the trust of masses through dedication and commitment of serving the people. The parliamentarians lauded the Prime Minister for leading the country in difficult times and successfully overcoming numerous challenges. They mentioned that Pakistan's security and economic situation had greatly improved during the term of the present government.
The parliamentarians said major infrastructure development projects including mass-transit systems and roads networks had eased the difficulties of the common man to a great extent. They said the significant improvement of security situation in the country had created a new hope and apprised the Prime Minister on issues pertaining to development schemes in their respective constituencies.
PM Nawaz Sharif on Monday also lauded the services and contribution made by the outgoing Ambassador of Argentine Rodolfo Martin J Sarawia, who he said, `shared our joys and sorrows.'
Addressing the farewell reception in honor of the outgoing diplomat, the Prime Minister said during his tenure, Rodolfo J Martin made untiring efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Argentine. He made many friends here and apart from his duties, he was an extraordinary member of the diplomatic corp, he added.
The Prime Minister said in recognition of the outgoing ambassador's meritorious services, the Government of Pakistan conferred on him Hilal-ePakistan, country's highest civil award. The Prime Minister extended his gratitude and felicitations to the members of the diplomatic corp including the wives of the diplomats for striving to further strengthen the ties between Pakistan and their respective countries.
He said Pakistan valued the commitment of the foreign diplomats to bring their countries closer to Pakistan. He also appreciated the meritorious services of Susana Martin, the spouse of the outgoing ambassador, who also played her indispensable part to further cement the bilateral ties. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was always committed to keep its door open to the diplomatic corps and wished the diplomats a productive and comfortable stay in Pakistan.
He also wished the outgoing ambassador the best for his future endeavors and conveyed his sincere wishes to their families as well as their respective heads of the state.