ISLAMABAD - Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana yesterday told foreign diplomats that peace had been restored in Pakistan and the environment here was conducive for investment.

“Pakistan is heading towards stability and tranquility as the back bone of terrorists has been broken”, he said while talking to Ambassadors of various countries at a reception he had hosted in their honour at Punjab House.

Rajwana also briefed them about the efforts being made to eliminate terrorism. He said that Pakistan govt and people were committed to end terrorism and extremism from the country. He told the diplomats that commendable success had been achieved by the security forces as a result of operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists.

“A new era of economic progress and prosperity has been started in the country. Investors from all over the world were coming to Pakistan as there is lot of space for investment in the emerging economy”, he stated.

The reception was attended by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdullah M. Al-Zahrani, Ambassador of Oman Ahmed Khamis al-Jamri, Ambassador of UAE Essa Abdullah al-Basha alnoaimi, Ambassador of Tajikistan Jononov Shirali, Ambassador of Brazil Claudio Lins, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furkat Sidikov, Ambassador of Republic of Korea Dr. Song Jong-Hwan, Ambassador of Republic of Poland Piotr Opalinski, Ambassador of Tunisia Adel El-Arbi and Ambassador of Romania Emilian Ion besides Senators Nuzhat Sadiq , Mir Yousuf Badini, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, Begum Najma Hamid and ex-Senator Syed Zaffar Ali Shah.

The Governor further said that Pakistan had always been desirous of global peace and had been actively participating in all initiatives aimed at ensuring peace in all regions of the world.

“Pakistan will continue its efforts to extend cooperation for global peace and maintaining good relations with comity of nations especially with its neighbours”, he concluded.