Shahbaz Sharif seeks investors for Punjab in China visit

By APP
Published: July 4, 2013
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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif arrives at the Beijing Airport, along with other dignitaries. PHOTO: NNI

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif arrives at the Beijing Airport, along with other dignitaries. PHOTO: NNI

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the cooperation of Chinese authorities and investors in overcoming the energy crisis in Pakistan will strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He stated this during a series of meetings with the heads of various government and semi-government institutions in Beijing.

The chief minister said there was a vast scope for electricity generation from coal, solar energy and hydro projects with Pakistan.

Shahbaz said that facilities and protection will be extended to investors of energy sector in Punjab and land will be provided to them on soft-term basis for installation of solar system.

He explained that the purpose of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China was to seek its cooperation in increasing energy production.

“Pakistan does not want aid but friendly cooperation and technical guidance from China,” he added.

He maintained that Pakistanis were a talented nation and he is sure that the country can make rapid progress like China under the dynamic and sagacious leadership of Nawaz.

The chief minister invited the heads of Chinese companies to work on power generation projects in Punjab.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Punjab government and a public sector Chinese company, China Energy Engineering Company in Beijing.

Under the agreement, the Chinese company will setup a medium range power generation project from coal.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Jayesh
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:41PM

    I don’t think that chinese investors can get much return for there investment in pakistan.

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  • ahmed
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:47PM

    Is it just me or the chief ministers from other privinces not on this tour?

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  • Hairaan
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:50PM

    Punjab CM is inviting investors for his province. On the other hand, stakeholders in Sind are busy collecting extortion money thru their Namaloom Afrad

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  • Polpot
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:04PM

    “He maintained that Pakistanis were a talented nation and he is sure that the country can make rapid progress like China under the dynamic and sagacious leadership of Nawaz.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Chairman Nawaz.

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  • Polpot
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:05PM

    “Shahbaz Sharif seeks investors for Punjab in China visit”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Can we shift Gwadar to Punjab?

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  • Pashtunyar
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:13PM

    @Jayesh:
    if we can get indians to read our newspapers, then surely we can get the chinese to invest in our country!

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  • Lalaland
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:14PM

    @ahmed it’s just you. the baloch CM is there.

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  • ali ahmed
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:31PM

    two brothers on investment trip..for shareef empire

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  • Bilal
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:04PM

    @ali ahmed:
    “two brothers on investment trip..for shareef empire”

    Can you back up your statement with facts? Or you are just another IK fan boy?
    Today ECNEC has approved projects worth more than a trillion PKR. At least give NS and his team some time. I am not a fan of PMLN and their ideology, but I do appreciate their efforts. They are serious this time because they have seen what happened to PPP.

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jul 5, 2013 - 1:09AM

    @Jayesh

    You just wait and watch, in shah ALLAH, Pakistan will turn around then people like you will beg the Pakistani government for an employment visa.

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  • Uzair
    Jul 5, 2013 - 2:03AM

    Is it just me or shahbaz sharif’s trousers really dont go with what he is wearing

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  • Randomstranger
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:35AM

    @Pashtunyar

    Great reply!

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  • Khan Sahib
    Jul 7, 2013 - 9:13PM

    Pakistani Cannot do Anything for themselves.

    1) Money will be provided by IMF
    2) Investments in Production will be provided by China
    3) Threats by Yahoodi and Hindu lobby
    4) Shelter by Turkish
    5) Surety by Arabs
    6) Drones by Americans, and;
    7) Deaths by Afghans

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