Prime Minister orders for removing all hurdles in completion of Saudi projects in Pakistan 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to remove all obstacles in completion of pending development projects in Pakistan under the Saudi Development Fund. He gave these directions while talking to a delegation of Saudi Development Fund, who called on the Prime Minister in Islamabad on Monday. The Saudi delegation was led by General Director Asia, Saudi Development Fund Dr. Saud A Alshammari.

The Prime Minister also directed the Special Task Force for Saudi Arabia, which consists of Federal Minister for Investment Board Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Adviser to the Prime Minister Ahad Cheema, Special Assistants Tariq Fatemi and Jahanzeb Khan to assist the Saudi delegation and solve their problems during their stay in Pakistan.

Welcoming the delegation to Pakistan, the Prime Minister expressed the confidence that Pakistan is like a second home for the people of Saudi Arabia and also considers Saudi Arabia as their second home. Encouraging the Saudi delegation to invest in solar energy sector of Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that current government is paying special attention to promote this cheap and clean source of energy to save foreign exchange and provide affordable electricity to the consumers.

He said that Saudi Arabia has always supported Pakistan on internal and external fronts. Pakistan has always received unconditional support and assistance from the Saudi leadership. The Prime Minister further said that Saudi Arabia helped Pakistan in every way to deal with the disaster caused by the recent floods. In this regard, he especially thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.

The Prime Minister added that Saudi Arabia played an important role in the development of Pakistan in the form of grants, loans and investment. Federal Minister for Investment Board Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Advisor to the Prime Minister Ahad Cheema, Special Assistants Tariq Fatemi and Jahanzeb Khan, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan His Excellency Nawaf Al-Mulki and other government officials attended the meeting.

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