Saturday, 10 January 2015

Punjab can expand rice, fruits trade with Iran: Mujtaba

Punjab Minister of Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that a vast scope of expanding trade in rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and others items of use existed between Punjab and Iran and for having brotherly ties, both can also work together for promoting Islamic culture at the international level.  He said Iran and Pakistan have rich cultural heritage and common traditions and their bilateral relations are bound to get stronger with the passage of time. He said that in result of visits of Chief Minister Punjab, Iranian traders have invested in Punjab and interested for further investment in various sectors.
He expressed these views while reviewing chances of enhancing trade between Punjab and Iran at Punjab Business & Investment Trade Board. The meeting was attended by high ranking officials of industries, agriculture, livestock & dairy development, energy and other concerned departments.
Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said Punjab government is providing maximum facilities to foreign investors for trade and investment and an autonomous institution has been set up for the guidance and help of the traders community. He said that Iran is our friendly country and we will welcome the Iranian companies to invest in public welfare projects. He said that leadership of Punjab is well-aware of the latest requirements of the modern era, therefore, the provincial government has given top priority to attract foreign investment in the province and the concept of public-private partnership has been promoted in the province through good governance and economic cooperation programme. The foreign investment companies like Turkey, China and other friendly countries are investing in Punjab, whereas exchange of students and trade delegations will further expand the trade between friendly countries and Punjab, he concluded.

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