British High Commissioner calls on Shahbaz Sharif

Monday, January 19th, 2015 6:43:24 by

LAHORE: British High Commissioner Philip Barton called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday.Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in various sectors were discussed in the meeting.Talking to the British High Commissioner, the chief minister said Pakistan highly valued its relations with Britain, adding that there were strong friendly relations between the two countries.He appreciated British cooperation in education, health, skills development, law and order and other sectors.Stressing the need for improving trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Britain, he said solid measures should be taken for this purpose. He said various programmes in education, health and skills development sectors were being successfully implemented in Punjab with the cooperation of British Department for International Development (DFID).He said education was of vital importance for curbing the trends of extremism and terrorism, therefore, Punjab government was paying special attention to the uplift of education sector and state-of-the-art Danish schools had been established in backward districts of the province.He said job opportunities had been provided to youth through imparting them various skills under Skills Development Programme and the scope of this programme was being expanded.He said the Punjab government wanted to expand the scope of…
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