Our staff reporter PESHAWAR Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has made it clear that Pakistan could not put at stake its sovereignty and national interests for friendship relations with any country. We want relations with everyone on the basis of equality, he said this during a meeting with Governor General Dr. Zakir Asfahani at the Governors House Asfahan, during his visit to Sheraz and Isfahan, says a message on Saturday. He said that in order to steer the region out of the challenges and crisis confronting it, the countries of the region should work together. During the meeting, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister, Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain, high ranking officials and Hassan Darvesh Vend, Irani Council General at Peshawar were also present. The Governor Isfahan while welcoming the Chief Minister and members of his entourage, expressed the hope that as a result of this visit people of both the provinces will be benefited adding that they will come more nearer to each other. He also highlighted in detail the geo-historical background of Isfahan City and struggle of Iranians during various ups and downs. He said that there are considerable potentials in the sectors of Tourism, Culture, Archeology, Natural and Human Resources, Chemicals, Petro-chemicals production, Oil, Carpet-making, Livestock and Agricultural based industries of Isfahan which, he added, was playing basic role in the development and prosperity of Isfahan. He said that the building material industry has a prominent place in the provincial economy. He added it was their desire that further steps on long-term basis in these sectors for furthering the ties, be taken by Pak-Iran, the results of which will directly reach to the people. While reciprocating the same sentiments, Hopti assured that his current visit will prove a launching pad and bilateral visits of delegations of the either country to give practical shape to the bilateral relations in a phased manner. The Chief Minister spelt out in detail the resources and potentials available in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which can appropriately be explored through Iranian investment. He paid rich tributes to the Irani leadership and people for their commitment for rapid development. Amir Haider Khan Hoti also told to the Governor about his city and added he was very much impressed from the development of Asfahan city. He also expressed good wishes for Iranian brethrens. During the visit, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Asfahan signed an MoU to enhance mutual cooperation in the sectors of economic, industrial, services and investment. According to the MoU, both the provinces would promote the bilateral cooperation for increasing relations in public and private sectors on the basis of their experiments and information in generating hydel power and establishment of thermal plants. For training the manpower, special workshops would be arranged in the industrial sector for textile, food, wood manufactures, carpet manufacturing, fruit processing, chemical and petro-chemical, steel rolling, production of the PVC/HTP pipes used for the provision of gas. It was also agreed on the occasion to arrange exhibitions for trade and industry to promote economic cooperation and industrial investment. Technologies, machineries and instruments will be exchanged for the research of granite, marble and other precious stones. Small faculties will be encouraged for the research and preparation of minerals in the sake of the people of both the provinces.