LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that all agreements and joint ventures are being executed under a transparent and standard-oriented policy with an aim to getting expeditious completion of these projects. He said that provision of modern, comfortable, and affordable transport facilities to the masses has been initiated in the provincial metropolis and this facility will be expanded to all cities of the province. The CM welcomed the interest expressed by Argentina in transport sector of Punjab and said that steps will be taken expeditiously in this direction. The CM said this while talking to Argentinean Ambassador to Pakistan Rodolfo Martin Saravia at Chief Ministers Secretariat, here Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest and cooperation in transport, livestock as well as other sectors came under discussion in the meeting. MPA Khawaja Salman Rafique, Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan, Planning and Development Chairman and secretaries of various departments were also present. Talking to the Argentinean ambassador, the CM said that there are friendly relations between Pakistan and Argentina. He said there is a vast scope of cooperation in agriculture, livestock, transport and other sectors in Punjab and Argentina can launch joint ventures with the province. He said that a state-of-the-art slaughter house has been set up in Punjab with the cooperation of Iran which will be inaugurated soon. He said that there are vast opportunities of export of Hilal meat from Punjab to Iran, Malaysia, Middle East and other countries and the interest of Argentina in meat processing sector is welcome and the authorities concerned should finalise recommendations at the earliest for agreement in this regard. He said that besides provision of CNG buses and setting up of refilling stations, Argentina can also consider cooperation in Bus Rapid Transit System. He said that this project is of vital importance and negotiations are also being held with Turkey in this regard.