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Pakistan: Shahbaz seeks EU’s help in Halal meat export

27/1/12 www.thenews.com.pk

LAHORE: The European Union Ambassador and EU delegation to Pakistan head Lars-Gunnar Wigemark met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Thursday and discussed matters of mutual interest as well as cooperation in different sectors.
Provincial Minister for Agriculture Ahmad Ali Aulakh and MPA Shahzadi Umarzadi Tiwana were also present on the occasion. Talking to the head of EU delegation, the chief minister said that there was a wide scope for investment in livestock, dairy farming and agriculture sectors in the province. He said agri items of the Punjab had been showcased for the first time in the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany.

He said that as a result of his visit, the culture minister of Germany will visit the Punjab next month, which would open up new avenues of bilateral cooperation. He asked the EU delegation to cooperate in the export of meat from the Punjab to Europe. He said that Pakistan was facing a serious energy crisis and shortage of power and gas had affected all sectors.

He said that there were vast opportunities of generation of power from coal and alternative sources and through their development, at least 5,000 megawatt energy could be produced.

He said that the Punjab government had created a favourable atmosphere for investment in the province. He said that protection of foreigners was the responsibility of the government and all-out measures would be taken in this regard. He said that national resources were being utilised for the recovery of the foreigners abducted from Multan.

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