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.
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.