Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned on Sunday that an funding convention can be convened to reinforce cooperation between Pakistan and Scotland in numerous fields, together with commerce, funding, training, water administration, wind, and photo voltaic expertise.
Speaking to the media after a gathering with Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf in London, Shehbaz mentioned that he held productive talks with a “younger and energetic” first minister.
“We’ve agreed to reinforce cooperation between Pakistan and Scotland,” he mentioned. He added that round 80,000-strong Pakistani diaspora was considerably contributing to the event and progress of Scotland.
To a query that the UK’s Nationwide Crime Company cleared his identify in a cash laundering case, Shehbaz mentioned that NCA investigated this matter for 2 years, and with the blessing of Almighty Allah, he emerged harmless.
“[Former prime minister] Imran Khan used all techniques and wasted state cash in addition to valuable time to defame me,” he mentioned. “The NCA discovered nothing towards me and now the British investigation company has given me a clear chit on this matter,” he added.
Shehbaz mentioned that Imran Khan was a fraud, who had the behavior of harming his personal benefactors. He termed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman a “liar and a hypocrite from head to toe”, who confirmed “ingratitude” to even his personal benefactors.
Earlier, Shehbaz met Humza Yousaf, who referred to as on him in London. Shehbaz felicitated the primary minister on his election, which, he mentioned, underscored the constructive contribution of the British-Pakistani group to the event of the UK.
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Throughout the assembly, each side held talks on strengthening the bilateral relations. They agreed to strengthen the bilateral ties within the domains of commerce, funding, training, water administration, wind and photo voltaic expertise and the people-to-people contacts.
The 2 sides additionally agreed to advertise joint ventures in varied fields, as they explored methods to leverage the Scottish-Pakistani entrepreneurs, to advertise funding in Pakistan. In addition they agreed to cooperate in addressing the problem of local weather change.
The prime minister steered the holding of an funding convention in Scotland and individually arranging a street present to showcase Pakistan’s renewable vitality potential in Scotland.
The prime minister thanked the Scottish authorities for its beneficiant contribution to floods aid final yr. Shehbaz invited Yousaf to go to Pakistan, which he accepted. Yousaf is the primary British nationwide of Pakistani heritage to carry this coveted place.
Individually, in a tweet, Shehbaz mentioned the fifth Trilateral International Ministers’ Dialogue held in Islamabad on Saturday underscored the unwavering consensus of Pakistan and China to work for a peaceable, secure and affluent Afghanistan within the curiosity of Afghan individuals.
“Unlocking financial potential of the area stays contingent on restoration of regional peace and stability. Investing in peace & stability by means of a collective & sustained focus will guarantee win-win outcomes, together with the success of initiatives geared toward larger regional connectivity & socio-economic progress,” he wrote.
(WITH INPUT FROM APP)