LAHORE - A delegation of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, led by its Chairman Rafiq Tarar, met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif yesterday.

According to a handout, the team greeted the CM on his birthday. Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz Sharif said that the NPT is playing an important role in highlighting the aims and objectives of the creation of the country.

He said that the trust has also rendered commendable services in apprising the new generation of Pakistan ideology and struggle for creation of the country. He said that Punjab government is taking full interest in the programmes of NPT and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust.

He said that the efforts of Majid Nizami in highlighting the aims and objectives of creation of Pakistan and its ideology are unforgettable and the present members are efficiently forwarding his mission. Shehbaz said that there is a need to inform the new generation of Pakistani ideology and Pakistan Movement. He said that Punjab government will continue to extend cooperation in the programme of NPT. The Chief Minister issued instructions for setting up of a committee for making the newly-constructed Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam operational and dealing with other matters with the consultation of the trust.

The Chief Minister said that language plays an important role in strengthening cultural, diplomatic and friendly ties between different countries. He said that Punjab government has evolved a programme to send five hundred youth to China for learning Chinese.

Chief Justice (r) Mian Mehboob Ahmed, NPT Vice Chairman Dr Rafique Ahmed, Member Board of Governors, Justice (R) Khalilur Rehman, Secretary Shahid Rasheed and Honorary Secretary Pakistan Movement Workers Trust Mian Farooq Altaf were also present.