GLASGOW Lahore and Glasgow have been declared as twin cities. The announcement was made during Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharifs visit to Glasgow City Council on Sunday. The Chief Minister reached Glasgow directly from Turkey following his weeklong visit aimed at securing Turkish investments in various projects in the Punjab. In Glasgow, Shahbaz also met a delegation of Global Software Group led by its Chairman Imran Khand. Both discussed prospects of investment in Punjab. Meanwhile, according to the British Muslim MP from Glasgow Muhammad Sarwar, the Chief Minister held talks with the members of the Glasgow City Council on social, and law and order issues. He said 1122 rescue service established in the various cities of the Punjab was created with the help, support and assistance of Tyneside City Council and the CMs discussion centred on further improving the services and spreading to other cities and towns of the province. The talks also covered such areas as solid waste management, fire services, traffic control management, forensic, narcotics and drugs and anti-terrorism measures. Sarwar said since Lahore and Glasgow were twinned cities, the Scottish officials and the CM Punjab held detailed discussion on further co-operation in enhancing socio-economic ties and improving the public utilities services in the Punjab. Online adds: Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said that President Asif Zardari by pursuing national reconciliation policy should vacate his political portfolio. Talking to a private TV channel here Sunday, Shahbaz said he is on a foreign visit and doesnt intend to utter statements on countrys politics, adding Zardari being President of Pakistan is the symbol of the Federation and can visit any part of the country. He also underlined that his visit of Turkey was scheduled one month ago and on arrival from his foreign visit he will inform the nation about his ongoing visit and that a meeting with President Zardari could be held, if he would be available in Punjab when he returns from London. Responding to a question, he said a Punjab minister was at the airport when President Zardari arrived in Lahore.