President Pak-Sri Lanka Friendship Association calls on Prime Minister



ISLAMABAD, March 24 (APP): Iftikhar Aziz, President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association, who has been conferred on “Tamgha-e-Khidmat”, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here Friday.
He was accompanied by the vice president and secretary general of the Pakistan Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association.
While recalling meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of World Economic Forum early this year, the Prime Minister said Pakistan and Sri Lanka could collaborate in achievement of objectives of SAARC.  “Both countries should utilise the full potential of Free-Trade Agreement”, emphasized the Prime Minister.
Our government has provided comprehensive facilitation and protection of returns to investors as is evident from the pace of development projects, stated the PM.
The Prime Minister appreciated Iftikhar Aziz for the invaluable gift of corneas for the people of Pakistan. Aziz is gifting 10 corneas to the Prime Minister, 10 corneas to the Chief Minister Punjab and five corneas to Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Iftikhar Aziz confirmed that he would be able to provide additional corneas in the next two weeks.
The Prime Minister congratulated Iftikhar Aziz for conferment of Tamgha-e-Khidmat award from the President of Pakistan. The Prime Minister added that “this reflects the meritorious services that you have rendered towards promotion of friendship, trade and investment between the two countries”.
APP/ Hamza/mka

VNS Islamabad