LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Saturday said that present government is determined to meet the challenges being faced by the country and sincere steps are being taken for coping with energy crisis.
He said this during a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Greg Giokas who called on him here. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of bilateral relations were also discussed during the meeting.
Shahbaz Sharif said that special incentives were being provided to foreign investors for investment in energy and other sectors.
He stressed the need for enhancing mutual trade between Pakistan and Canada.
The Chief Minister said “We want trade but not aid”. He said that mutual exchange of trade delegations between the both countries should be enhanced.
Welcoming the the support of Canadian government for granting status of GSP Plus to Pakistan, the Chief Minister said that after the status of GSP Plus, textile exports of Pakistan would increase substantially, which would result in creating new job opportunities and enhancing the pace of economic development.
Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Greg Giokas talking to the Chief Minister, said that the strong democratic system in Pakistan would help to resolve public problems.
He assured that cooperation with Pakistan would continue for the uplift of energy and other social sectors.
He said that the economic condition of Pakistan would improve after granting the status of GSP Plus.