LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited Doha as a special envoy of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and felicitated Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar on assuming leadership of Qatar on behalf of the PM and the people of Pakistan.
CM Punjab also praised Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, father of the Emir, for his visionary leadership that has made Qatar a progressive and important country in the comity of nations.
The Qatari Emir expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for extending congratulations and expressed his confidence that under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan will progress and surmount the challenges it is facing today.
He also mentioned that Qatar will explore opportunities in different sectors of the Pakistani economy.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2013.