PM Nawaz to visit Norway on July 7

PM directs there should be no laxity in development and upgradation of Murree


Abdul Manan July 03, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Norway on July 7 to participate in the Oslo Summit on Education for Development.

This will be the first official visit by a Pakistani leader to Norway in over a decade.

PM Nawaz is expected to meet the Education Summit and several world leaders during his visit.

The premier is expected to hold delegation-level talks with his Norwegian counterpart and will also meet His Royal Highness Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway.

The visit will provide an opportunity to Nawaz to discuss bilateral as well as global and regional issues with the Norwegian leadership.

Further, the premier's visit is expected to strengthen the existing ties between the two countries.

'Should be no laxity in development and upgradation of Murree'

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed on Friday there should be no laxity in the development and upgradation of Murree.

“All bottlenecks and impediments in the progress of remaining projects should be removed,” the premier said, during a meeting in Murree reviewing development projects.

Further, he said, “The pace of work should be fast-tracked so that the people of Murree and tourists from all over the country can enjoy the best facilities at this beautiful resort of our country.”

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Six projects have been completed in Murree, including upgradation of the general bus stand, modernisation of sanitation and waste management system, rehabilitation of roads, Bansra Gali Forest Park and water supply schemes.

Some projects are still underway, including restoration of GPO to its original shape, Murree Arts Council Cinema, improvement in traffic management system and beautification and horticulture.

COMMENTS (2)

syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply Most of so called VIPs have interest in Murree so money is spent to develop Murree. They do not have time to do any thing for poor masses who are dieing for basic necessities. The Prime Minister and his brother have learnt only one lesson from Sher Shah Soory and that is spend on roads and metros. No effort is made to save foreign exchange when ever PM goes out he will have a long entourage and stay in world class Hotel. An educationist will be suitable to attend Education Summit rather then a BA pass
S Hashmi | 5 years ago | Reply A chimpanzee will have a higher IQ than this man. People are dying of heat and hunger while the PM is beautifying holiday resorts. ET, print this please.
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