Pakistan wants Japanese investment in solar energy, says Shehbaz Sharif.

ISLAMABAD    -   Prime Minister Shehbaz Shar­if said Friday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan conspired with his aides to twist a routine diplomatic cipher for his selfish political motives knowing well this would harm country’s na­tional interest.

In a tweet, he said Imran Khan had no qualms damaging Paki­stan while sitting in Prime Min­ister Office. 

“Let the gravity of this sink in: a former PM conspired with his aides to twist a routine diplo­matic cypher for his selfish po­litical motives knowing well this would harm Pak national inter­est. IK had no qualms damaging Pakistan while sitting in PM off. If hypocrisy had a face...”

Also, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan is com­mitted to further deepen its re­lations with the United Arab Emirates in all areas of common interest.

He was talking to the Ambas­sador of the United Arab Emir­ates Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Sa­lem Al-Zaabi who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance Pakistan at­tached to its fraternal relations with the UAE and extended best wishes for the continued prog­ress and prosperity of the broth­erly people of the UAE.

The Prime Minister high­lighted the extensive devasta­tion caused by the recent floods across Pakistan and the re­sponse of the Government to ad­dress the dire situation.

In this regard, the Prime Min­ister expressed gratitude for the relief assistance provided by the UAE for the flood-stricken peo­ple and for establishing an air corridor to provide humanitari­an assistance.

Pakistan and the UAE enjoy close fraternal ties for five de­cades that are rooted firmly in common belief and shared val­ues and culture. The UAE is Pa­kistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investments.

JAPANESE INVESTMENT 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Shar­if says Pakistan wants Japanese investment in solar energy, clean drinking water, wastewater and logistics sectors.

He was talking to a delegation of Japanese companies in Paki­stan led by Parliamentary Dep­uty Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Satomi Ryuji who called on him in Islamabad on Friday. The Prime Minister said Pakistan is rapidly moving towards harnessing renewable ener­gy sources like solar, wind and hydel, as the huge foreign exchange spent on importing oil, gas and other expensive fuels is an unbearable burden on our economy. He said Pa­kistan is starting a project to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity from solar en­ergy on an emergency basis. For this purpose, the govern­ment has not only prepared an effective investment plan, but a pre-bid conference of all stakeholders has also been organized. In addition, the Prime Minister thanked the government and people of Ja­pan for their sympathy and financial assistance of 7 mil­lion dollars for the devasta­tion and loss of precious lives caused by the recent historic floods in Pakistan.