LAHORE - A delegation of Kuwaiti Investors met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, here yesterday and expressed keen interest in investment in social sector especially water sector.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that there is a room for investment in different sectors in Punjab and investment by Kuwaiti investors in water sector will be welcomed.

He said that Punjab government is implementing a mega programme of provision of potable water to the people and investment of billions of rupees has been made for this purpose. Kuwait is a brotherly Islamic country of Pakistan and we will be happy on Kuwaiti investment here, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said that all out facilities are being provided to local and foreign investors in the province. He directed that a final shape should be given to the proposals of Kuwaiti investors regarding investment in water sector.

Head of the delegation Kuwaiti Investor Abdullah Muthari said that Pakistan is an attractive country for investment and we want to increase investment here.

He expressed his desire to work with Punjab government in water sector. The delegation was led by Abdullah Muthari while besides Kuwaiti investors; the delegation included former Advisor to US President Barak Ubama on renewable energy Dr Asif Ansari and other senior office-bearers. Provincial Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran, Chairman Saaf Pani Company South MPA Muhammad Kashif, Chairman Planning and Development and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

BRITISH DELEGATION MEETS CM

A delegation of Public Health Department Britain led by its Chief Executive Dr Duncan Selbie met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, here yesterday.

Provision of quality health facilities to the people in Punjab especially reorganisation and reforms of Institute of Public Health were discussed during the meeting.

Health Department and Public Health Department UK agreed upon taking speedy measures for reorganization and reforms of Institute of Public Health.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that provision of quality health facilities to the people is our mission and revolutionary reforms are being introduced for improving healthcare system.

He said that improvement of healthcare system is among our priorities and we are moving speedily towards this direction. Decision has been taken for setting up of Punjab Public Health Agency in place of Institute of Public Health, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said that cooperation by Public Health Department Britain for improving healthcare system augers well. He said that with the cooperation of UK, capacity of Institute of Public Health will be build.

Chief Executive Public Health Department Britain said that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is making untiring efforts for improving healthcare system under a vision and all out cooperation will be extended to Punjab government in this regard.

The delegation included Public Health Experts Ms Gemma Lien, John Forde, and Ms Rishma Maini. Provincial Minister Primary and Secondary Health Kh Imran Nazir, Advisor Dr Umer Saif, Additional Chief Secretary and concerned officials were present on the occasion.