Economic ties: Iran ready to support Punjab in energy, agri sectors

Published: May 30, 2012

Senator Khosa says Punjab govt was taking all possible measures to increase trade, economic relations with Iran.


The Governor General of the southern Iranian province of Fars Hossein Sadegh Abedin has offered support to Punjab in the fields of energy, agriculture, research in medicinal plants and fibre glass manufacturing. The governor general was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) as the head of an Iranian business delegation on Tuesday.

Abedin said that the province of Fars enjoys the highest level of expertise in exploration and development in the petroleum and gas sectors, and invited Pakistani businessmen to initiate joint ventures in these areas.

Abedin added that Fars is ready to help Pakistan in overcoming energy crisis by providing technological assistance and exporting energy resources.

Senator Zulfiqar Khosa said that the Punjab government was taking all possible measures to increase trade and economic relations
with Iran.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Musa khan
    May 30, 2012 - 12:12PM

    isn’t it sound funny..why only Punjab. what about the rest of Pakistan..:)


  • ZYZE
    May 30, 2012 - 1:26PM

    @Musa khan:
    because the efforts were only made by the Punjab Govt, by visitng the FARS province earlier, no other provincial govt is intersted in doing some thing for the people, they only want to make money and go.
    By the way, i am a regular visitor of FARS province, .. my GOD,… really the provice is so beautiful , (specialy the city of SHIRAZ), and very well managed, even there are so many embargos,..on Iran at the moment, . i always feel that i am in Europe….no issue of water, electricity, and law and order, people are so friendly, all you need is to know persian, as they only speak persian, the population is high as of Pakistan, one would realize after visiting, that things can be managed, only the real will and love for the country is needed, i wish.. we can get some expertise from IRAN.


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