Lahore : American Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here today. Matters of mutual interest, promotion of Pak-US relations and cooperation in different sectors were discussed in the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that ties between America and Pakistan are multidimensional which will be further be strengthened in future while cooperation in different sectors will also be increased. He said that Pakistan is making rapid progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the situation in the country has substantially improved during last three and a half years.
He said that Pakistan is more safe, peaceful and bright today than before. He said that government has promoted merit at every level while transparency in development projects has been ensured.
Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan is a peaceful country and wants harmonious relations with its neighbors. He said that Pakistan has made unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorism due to which there is peace and tranquility in the country. He said that the whole nation is determined to rid the country of the menace of terrorism.
The Chief Minister said that setting up of a society based on moderation and tolerance is the mission of the government and sincere efforts are being made to transform Pakistan into a welfare state in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said that monitories have equal rights in the country.
American Consul General appreciated the measures taken under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for the progress and prosperity of the province. He said that development projects initiated in the province will usher in a new era of development and progress while better facilities will become available to the citizens.
He also lauded the measures taken in the province to eliminate child labour and safeguard the rights of brick kilns workers.