Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf left Monday for Kuwait on a three-day visit to lead Pakistani’s delegation to the first ever Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit being held there from October 15 to 17. “The ACD will provide a useful platform to discuss cooperation in a larger number of areas of common interest that include energy, agriculture, tourism, environment and financial matters,” said the Prime Minister while talking to newsmen here at Chaklala Air Base before his departure for Kuwait. The ACD is a Thai initiative and it was launched in 2002 in Bangkok and draws its membership from across Asia. Pakistan is one of its founding members and the ACD has 31 members at present.
He expressed the hope that trade and business activities will also be improved as an outcome of ACD summit and it will enhance the present trade ties.
Prime Minister Ashraf, who is on his first ever visit to Kuwait, will also hold discussion with the Kuwaiti leadership to exchange views on bilateral issues, and to promote ties in different fields especially in energy and trade.
Kuwait is a friendly and brotherly Muslim country and the cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait covers diverse areas. A sizeable Pakistani community lives in Kuwait that has been plying active role in the improvement of economy of Pakistan and Kuwait.
The Prime Minister while responding to a question, regarding latest status of heal of Ms. Malala Yousafzai, said the government has sent her to Britain for special treatment.
He said as promised, the government has been providing best possible treatment to Malala Yousafzai and the other two girls injured in this incident.
Prime Minister Ashraf said as advised by the team of doctors, Malala Yousafzai has been sent abroad this morning for treatment and rehabilitation and prayed for her early recovery.
The Prime Minister said the whole nation is united to condemned the incident of firing on Malala as she is the real face of Pakistan.