LAHORE

Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Hasrul Sani Bin Mujtabar met Chief Minister (CM) Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Tuesday, and agreed to co-operate with the Punjab government in financial and agricultural sectors, especially in halal meat and foods sector.

The C M said on the occasion that strong trade relations existed between Pakistan and Malaysia; however, there was room for further increase in cooperation in livestock, halal food, energy, mineral and agriculture sectors. He said that remarkable progress Malaysia had made during the last few years, had made it a role model for the developing countries.

Sharif said that maximum facilities were being provided to the foreign investors in Punjab, and compared to 2013; Pakistan’s economy was developing rapidly. He added that Malaysian investors should invest in Punjab, and assured maximum incentives and facilities to them.

The CM said that there should be maximum exchange of trade delegations between Pakistan and Malaysia for further strengthening the bilateral relations and the two countries should take immediate measures for this purpose. He hoped that exchange of trade delegations between the two countries would help promote the economic ties.

The Malaysian High Commissioner said that Pakistan was an important trade partner of Malaysia, and his government wanted to further strengthen these relations, adding the confidence of foreign investors had enhanced during the tenure of the present government. He said that the Malaysian investors also wanted to benefit from investment opportunities in Pakistan, especially in Punjab. He appreciated the extraordinary abilities of the CM, and said that his capacity to work hard is appreciated not only in Pakistan but also in foreign countries. He also commended the spirit with which the CM was serving the masses. He said that Punjab government was taking effective measures for the promotion of investment in the province.