‘Atmosphere conducive to investment created in Punjab’

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that an atmosphere conducive to attracting investment has been created in the province and that a number of foreign companies are making investment of billions of rupees in the province because of investment-friendly policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. 
According to a handout, the chief minister expressed these views during a meeting with the Kiler Holding Group of Turkey on Monday. Investment opportunities in energy, information technology, construction, transport and other sectors in Punjab Province were discussed during the meeting also attended by the additional chief secretary (energy), transport secretary, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general and other officials.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that modern cleanliness system had been introduced in the Punjab capital with the collaboration of Turkish companies and that scope of this system was being expanded to other big cities of the province. 
He said that the splendid Metro Bus Project had been executed in the provincial metropolis in a record period of time again with the collaboration of Turkish companies while work was going on round the clock on the construction of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project. He added that launching metro bus projects in the cities of Multan and Faisalabad had also been planned. 
He said that a number of Turkish companies were working jointly with the Punjab government in various sectors and that friendship of both of the countries had been converted into strong economic relations and trade cooperation.
CM Shahbaz said that the Punjab government was working on low-cost housing schemes and that Turkish investors could cooperate in such projects. 
Members of the Turkish delegation, including Group Vice Chairman Umit Kiler and Group Adviser Rasim Kaan Aytogu, said that they were interested in investing in Punjab Province in different sectors, especially in e-governance sector. 
CM chairs meeting to review law and order: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting on Monday to review the law and order. 
According to a handout, the inspector general of police and the home secretary gave a detailed briefing to the participants of the meeting, including provincial ministers Rana Sanaullah and Col (r) Shuja Khanzada, chief secretary and other officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Shahbaz directed officials concerned to take all necessary steps to further improve the law and order. He warned that no negligence with regard to maintenance of law and order would be tolerated.
Indian energy experts call on CM: A delegation of Indian energy experts also called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday. 
According to a handout, projects of electricity generation through alternative resources were discussed in the meeting attended by Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed, additional chief secretary (energy), and other officials. 
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that progress and prosperity could not be achieved without achieving self-sufficiency in energy and that the PML-N government was working on various energy projects in order to overcome energy crisis. 
He said that there was a vast scope of generation of electricity from biomass and biogas and that 10 million tons of agriculture waste was available in Punjab Province that could be used to produce electricity. 
Members of the Indian delegation said that cooperation would be extended to the Punjab government in energy sector. 
CM takes notice of gang-rape: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of a news report about gang-rape and torture of a woman in Sheikhupura District and has sought a report from the inspector general of police. 
According to a handout, the chief minister directed the inspector general to ensure that culprits are apprehended at the earliest.

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