LAHORE - Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has said that the Punjab government was endeavouring to attain the target of durable progress in the province by benefitting from the experiences of China. He was talking in a reception dinner which was hosted by the Ambassador of Pakistan in Beijing Moin-ul-Haque in his honour in Beijing. Official delegation of the Punjab government was warmly welcomed by the Ambassador on reaching the Embassy, said a handout issued here on Sunday. On the occasion, the CM said that Punjab is open as well as suitable for investment and investment process is being simplified through one window operation. Naqvi disclosed that special concessions would be granted to the Chinese investors for making investments in Punjab. Ambassador of Pakistan in Beijing Moin-ul-Haque said that the arrival of a delegation under the leadership of CM Mohsin Naqvi from Punjab is welcoming. Provincial ministers SM Tanveer, Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, Ibrahim Hassan Murad. Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Secretary Finance Mujahid Sherdil participated in the dinner. Senior officials of the Pakistan Embassy also participated in the ceremony held at Beijing.Earlier, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi reached Beijing where senior Chinese officials and high-ranking officers of Pakistan Embassy accorded a warm reception to him at the Beijing Airport. Provincial ministers SM Tanveer, Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, Chief Secretary, Secretary Finance and other officials accompanied him, said a handout issued here on Sunday. Mohsin Naqvi was seen off by the Acting Chinese Consul General Mr. Cao Ke at the Lahore Airport yesterday night. CM while thanking Acting Chinese Consul General Mr Cao Ke said “We want to bring durable changes in agriculture and other sectors of Punjab with the due collaboration of China and we would set the agriculture of Punjab on an innovative course by taking advantage from the experiences of China.” The Acting Chinese Consul General Mr Cao Ke by expressing his good wishes for CM Mohsin Naqvi stated that the Government of China and its people are keenly awaiting the arrival of their Pakistani brethren. CM’s China visit will prove to be highly fruitful and productive for the people of Punjab.
CM MOHSIN NAQVI REVIEWS ANTI-SMOG MEASURES
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, during a meeting held at his office on Sunday, reviewed measures being taken for elimination of smog. The meeting decided to make the urban roads dust-free for eradication of smog and roads would be washed for the prevention of smog. A task had been assigned to Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to wash the roads of Lahore while Deputy Commissioners have been directed to launch a crackdown against those involved in selling substandard fuel. The meeting was informed that financial assistance will be provided with the collaboration of World Bank so as to make the industries environment friendly. The CM ordered to ensure implementation of Smog Prevention & Control Rules 2023 and sought a comprehensive plan from all departments concerned to bring down smog at the lowest level.