UK home secretary lauds Punjab govt efforts for development

Ashley Rudd appreciates the province’s steps to empower women

Our Correspondent March 23, 2017
Ashley Rudd appreciates the province’s steps to empower women. PHOTO: UK HOME OFFICE

LAHORE: UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the Punjab government has taken exemplary measures for the development of the masses, particularly women.

She expressed these views during a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday.

The UK home secretary said she has received profound love from Pakistan in the last two days. She said the concrete measures and efforts made by the Punjab government for the development and progress of Punjab were appreciable and she was impressed by progress in the fields of education, health and protection of women’s rights.

She added the steps taken by Shehbaz Sharif were excellent.

Amber also lauded steps taken for the elimination of child labour from brick kilns and congratulated the chief minister on this.

She said the Punjab government has achieved a number of its targets under the leadership of Shehbaz.

“The UK and the Punjab government have very good partnership and the UK is cooperating with the Punjab government in various fields,” she said.

“Excellent work has been done in Punjab and we have also learnt a lot from you,” she remarked. Amber thanked the chief minister for his hospitality. Amber Rudd is a British Conservative politician and has served as home secretary since 2016. She served as an MP for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye since 2010.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2017.

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