LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that after successful experiment of solid waste management (SWM) in the provincial capital, this modern system of cleanliness is being introduced in five big cities of Punjab including Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Rawalpindi.

He was talking to a delegation led by Chairman Board of Directors of Al-Bayrak Group of companies Ahmat Al-Bayrak who met him, on Wednesday. Cooperation in energy, solid waste management and other sectors was discussed in the meeting.

The chief minister said that a number of projects were running successfully in Lahore and different cities of the province with the cooperation of friendly country of Turkey. He said that metro bus project is a glorious example of Pak-Turk friendship. He said that the historical fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkey have turned into useful economic ties and trade and economic relations between the two countries would further strengthen in future.

Shahbaz Sharif said that a system of solid waste management on the pattern of Lahore is being devised for other cities of the province as well. He said that Punjab government is extending special facilities to foreign investors in the province. He said that government has started a number of welfare projects for the common man and metro bus project is a shining example of the best utilisation of public funds to facilitate the masses.

He said that Al-Bayrak group should consider promotion of cooperation in energy and other sectors and assured that investment by Turk investors would be welcomed.

Chairman Al-Bayrak Group Ahmat Al-Bayrak said that his group would promote cooperation with Punjab in different sectors.

The delegation included former Director General Energy and Privatization of Turkey Hasan Koktas, former Minister for Environment and Forests Osman Pepe, Managing Director Al-Bayrak Waste Management Bahri Tursakoz and Binyamin Karaka whereas Chairman Lahore Transport Company Kh. Ahmad Hasaan, Addl. Chief Secretary Energy, Secretary Local Government and Managing Director Lahore Management Company were also present on the occasion.