Lahore: Pakistani High Commissioner designate to Australia, Naila Chohan called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of Pak-Australia relations were discussed in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan gives great importance to the relations with Australia and there is a need to further promote trade cooperation between the two countries. He said that Punjab is a big market of livestock and Halal food. He said that Australian investors can invest in Halal food industry.
The Chief Minister said that national economy can be strengthened on sound footings through promotion of livestock and agriculture. He said that livestock and agriculture sectors are of vital importance in the economy. He said that unemployment and poverty can be reduced by promoting both these sectors. Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has evolved an effective strategy for the promotion of livestock in the province. He said that solid measures have been taken for the welfare of farmers and development of agriculture sector. He said that loans are being provided to livestock breeders on soft terms. He said that Australia can enhance cooperation in livestock and agriculture sectors.
The Chief Minister said that a very conducive atmosphere has been created for investment in Punjab and special incentives are being provided to investors for investment in various sectors. He said that Punjab Investment Board is playing very important role for the promotion of investment and resolution of problems of investors. Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistani High Commissioner designate to Australia should play her due role for motivating Australian companies to invest in Halal food.Pakistani High Commissioner designate to Australia, Naila Chohan said that she will play her effective role for enhancing image of the country in Australia and improving trade relations between both the countries. Secretary Livestock and Secretary Agriculture were also present on the occasion.