GUJRANWALA

Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana said that the government was well aware of the problems being faced by the people of Gujranwala.

Gujranwala, as a big industrial city, played a vital role in the progress and prosperity of the country, he added while addressing a meeting of the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“We are well aware of the problems being faced by traders and these are being solved on priority basis, tax reforms shall ensure the provision of better facilities to the traders,” he said. Flanked by Federal Minister for trade Khuram Dastgir Khan, the Punjab governor said that Pakistan was currently facing acute shortage of energy crisis but the current government’s team took concrete measures to overcome the menace. He said that due to the “prudent” economic policies of the government, the country had become an ideal place for foreign investors. He observed that new investors should come forward to set up industrial units to help eliminate unemployment and backwardness.

Later, the governor attended 5th annual convocation of Gift University and distributed the prizes and shields to position holders. On the occasion, Rajwana said that graduates were surely going to make a positive impact on national progress.

He told the students, “The people of Pakistan await you because you bring not only knowledge and skills but also leadership and excellent ethics.”

At Circuit House, a delegation of District Bar Association of Gujranwala also met with the Governor and presented their demands about setting up of a High Court bench and Lawyers Colony in Gujranwala. The Governor also met with a delegation of parliamentarians including MNA Mehmood Bashir Virk, MNA justice (r) Iftikhar Ahmed, MNA Mian Tariq Mehmood, MPAs Ch. Iqbal, Abdul Rauf Mughal, Ashraf Ansari, Akmal Saif Chatha, Imran Khalid Butt, Nawaz Chohan and Toufiq Butt and discussed matters of mutual interest, political situation and development projects.