LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that Pakistan gained the generalised system of preferences (GSP) Plus status with team efforts led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Addressing a special convocation held at Governor’s House on Saturday for awarding honorary degrees of PhD to David Martin and Sajjad Karim, Members of European Parliament (MEP), the governor said the Commerce Ministry, Foreign Office and friends of Pakistan in Europe had worked hard and their efforts were laudable.
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taking effective measures to improve the economy, adding the government was also working to overcome the loadshedding problem besides eradicating extremism.
The governor said the GSP status would help boost exports and revive the national economy. He said the nation was greatful to the EU for the status.
David Martin said the GSP Plus status would help create jobs and improve health and education sectors.
Sajjad Karim said Pakistan and the EU should work to develope good ties.
David Martin and Sajjad Karim were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees, one by the Punjab University and the other by University of Management and Technology.
Later, talking to the media, the governor said the government was committed to holding local bodies election.
He said that local bodies elections would be held soon in Punjab, adding that time was need for arrangements for the elections. He said it was the top priority of the government to provide rights to workers and women.