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American Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw called on Raja Ashfaq Sarwar

American Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw called on Raja Ashfaq SarwarLahore : Newly appointed American Consul General in Lahore Yuriy Fedkiw met Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, here today.

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar congratulated Yuriy Fedkiw on assuming his new responsibilities and expressed good wishes for him. Matters related to bilateral interest and mutual cooperation came into discussion during the meeting.

Minister Labour informed the American Consul General regarding the efforts of Punjab government being made to make Punjab a welfare-oriented province. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that Punjab Government has given special interest for provision of rights of education, health, trade unionism in its first ever Provincial Labour Policy.

He further informed the American Consul General regarding the steps being taken by the Punjab Government for elimination of child labour from brick kilns, auto workshops, hotels and restaurants along with provision of free education and stipends to the children of vulnerable community.

The Minister said that new labour colonies and hospitals are being built in different cities of the province for industrial workers as well. Minister Labour said that friendship between Pakistan and America is multi-dimensional. He hoped that relations between Pakistan and America will strengthen in future.

Speaking on the occasion, American Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw said that America attaches high importance to its relations with Pakistan. The progress of Punjab in provision of best facilities in health, education, infrastructure and social sector is remarkable and the United States will extend its best possible cooperation to Punjab Government in its efforts to improve the living standard of its citizens.

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