CM Buzdar, Saudi envoy discuss bilateral relations.


LAHORE -- Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday and discussed with him matters of mutual interest.

Talking to the Saudi envoy at Punjab House in Islamabad, the chief minister said that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations were based on religious and cultural bonds and Saudi Arabia had always stood by Pakistan.

Buzdar said that Pakistanis had a strong attachment with Saudi Arabia and people of the two countries were conjoined in the bonds of brotherhood and harmony. 'The hearts of people of both countries beat in unison,' he observed, adding that people share each other's joys and agonies. He said it was sanguine that Saudi Arabia had always extended full support to Pakistan on the diplomatic front.

The chief minister expressed the satisfaction that relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were touching new highs in the tenure of the incumbent government.

The Saudi ambassador said that Saudi Arabia attached special importance to its relations with Pakistan and added that friendly relations were being strengthened with every passing moment. 'Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have sided with each other like brothers and this relation will be further strengthened,' he said. The Saudi diplomat appreciated the steps taken for public welfare in Punjab.


Adviser on Economic Affairs and P and D Dr Salman Shah called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at his office and presented the Punjab Business Plan document. The chief minister appreciated the efforts of Dr Salman Shah and his team for preparing a comprehensive document of the business plan. Speaking on this occasion, Buzdar said the Punjab business plan would help promote business and economic activities. He reiterated that ease of doing business will be ensured at every level and Punjab will be developed as a hub of investment. 'Punjab will be developed as a model province for investors, industrialists and businessmen,'...

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