Maqbool sees Pak-Kyrgyz common interests
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Lieutenant General (r) Khalid Maqbool said on Saturday that Pakistan could introduce its agricultural and industrial products in South Asian countries. A nine-member parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyztan met Mr Maqbool at Governor House.
Mr Maqbool said Pakistan could support Kyrgyztan in textile garments, leather products, chemical fertilisers and the automobile sector, while Pakistan could benefit in energy, food processing and higher education sectors.
The governor said linking the central Asian states via Afghanistan to Gwadar port would ensure progress and prosperity in the region. The delegation, later on, met Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who informed the delegation about reforms in health, education, and agricultural and industrial sectors. He said that Punjab contributed cotton and wheat meeting the needs of not only Pakistan but also Afghanistan and central Asian countries.
He said the government had introduced the distribution of lands among landless farmers. Borubaev Al-tui Asylkanovich, speaker of the House of Common, said that Punjab in general and Lahore in particular for its cultural heritage and its people were well known for their hospitality throughout the world. —Staff Report