LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Lahore from London early on Wednesday.
He went to London to inquire after the health of Kulsoom Nawaz and hold party meetings which were presided over by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
After his return, a high-level delegation of China Railway Construction Corporation International called on the CM. The Chinese delegation expressed its interest in promoting investment and cooperation in the field of infrastructure and other sectors. China Railway Construction Corporation International Chairman and President Zhou Lei appreciated the performance of Shehbaz Sharif and said he had played an important role in the transformation of Pak-China relations into economic cooperation.
Shehbaz said that economy had been strengthened due to Chinese investment to the tune of billions of rupees under CPEC and increase in economic and trade activities had created new employment opportunities in abundance. He said that conducive atmosphere was available for investment in Punjab and Chinese company was welcomed in Punjab. The Chinese company may invest in Punjab with an open heart and it will be provided every sort of facility.
He said that CPEC was such a precious gift of the Chinese government and President Xi Jinping for the people of Pakistan and it had further strengthened the bilateral friendship. Pakistani people could never forget this unique economic cooperation of China. He said that work had been carried out with an unusual speed on energy, infrastructure and transport projects in Punjab.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2017.