LAHORE -  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi on Thursday met Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and discussed bilateral relations, cooperation in different sectors and matters of mutual interest during a meeting at the Governor's House.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan and UAE were bound in a brotherly relationship which had strengthened over the passage of time, adding that relations between the people of both the countries were exemplary.

Rajwana stressed the need for enhancing cooperation in various sectors between the two countries.

Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi said UAE had always given importance to its relations with Pakistan, adding that the Emirates government would stand shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan on its way to progress and development. He expressed his resolve to continue the economic policies of his predecessor for a economically strong Pakistan.


Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana administered oath to Maqsood Ahmed as Chairman Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) during a ceremony at the Governor's House here.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Secretary Services Punjab Farhan Aziz Khawaja, Secretary Implementation and Coordination (I&C) Sara Aslam, Secretary to Punjab Governor Saima Saeed, members PPSC and family members of the incumbent chairman PPSC.

Secretary I&C Sara Aslam read the notification of the appointment of Chairman PPSC. Earlier, incumbent Chairman PPSC Lt. Gen. (Retd) Maqsood Ahmed called on Punjab Governor and held a meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that good governance could only be ensured if people are appointed on merit and ability. He said the government wanted to implement a culture of merit in the country, adding that no lapse would be tolerated in this regard.