LAHORE -  A high-level delegation, led by Ambassador of United Arab Emirates Essa Abdulla Al Basha Al Noaimi, met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif yesterday.

The Pak-UAE relations and promotion of cooperation in different sectors were discussed during the meeting.

The CM talked to UAE ambassador and delegates in Arabic, who appreciated his speaking skills.

Shehbaz said that there are historical and brotherly relations between Pakistan and UAE and cooperation of UAE in development of Pakistan is commendable.

He said Pakistan highly values cooperation of UAE for improvement of education, health and other sectors and further assistance in education sector will be welcomed.

The UAE delegation expressed desire to increase cooperation with Punjab government in promotion of education.  The UAE delegation included Executive Director General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments Muhammad Obaid Al-Mazrouei, head of Khateeb UAE Saif Rashid Fazal Al-Mazrouei and Member Sheikh Khilafa Bin Zaid Humanitarian Foundation Engineer Ali Muhammad Al-Souwaidi. Provincial Minister Ata Manika, Secretaries Home, Higher Education, Auqaf departments, Chief Executive Officer Punjab Investment Board and officers concerned were present.

Separately talking to AJK President Masood Khan at a meeting, the CM said that Kashmiris freedom movement cannot by suppressed by the atrocities Indian forces.

“Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the division of India and without resolving the issue of Kashmir according to the resolutions passed by the United Nations, it will remain a flashpoint in the world,” he said.

Condemning the killing and torture on the innocent Kashmiris by the Indian forces, the CM said voice for Kashmiris cannot be curbed through force. Shehbaz called upon the international community to play its role for the cause of Kashmiris’ right to self determination as promised by the UN and agreed by India in the past.  He praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the issue at the international forum and said, Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic help to the people of Kashmir.