UAE firms keen to invest in Pakistan: Envoy




The Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Saleem Al-Zaabi, Wednesday, said that UAE trade and business firms are taking keen interest to invest in Pakistan.

While addressing the meeting of the representatives of various philanthropic and welfare organizations in connection with the establishment of Model villages in Parliament House along with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, he said that he considered Pakistan his second home and his people and government always gives great importance to Pakistan. The participants of the meeting appreciated the keen interest of UAE Ambassador in establishing these villages and welcomed the support of UAE in this regard.

While mentioning the role of international stakeholders and other philanthropic organizations, the Speaker encouraged the participation of all in the establishment of model villages for the welfare of the helpless and the poor to provide education, health, housing and other essential needs of life. He said that these model villages will provide state of the art facility for those who are unable to afford these facilities. He appreciated the role of welfare organizations for establishing these villages. All provincial capitals and Islamabad Capital Territory will have model villages, he added.

The incumbent government has also taken policy initiatives to provide all basic necessities to the lower strata of the society and uplift the common people, he added. He also informed that a model village covering an area of one thousand kanals is going to be established soon in Allah Abad, District Swabi Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

While referring to the cordial and brotherly relations with UAE, the Speaker said that Pakistan and UAE enjoy common religious, cultural and trade ties as UAE was trusted friend of Pakistan.

UAE always stood shoulder by shoulder with Pakistan in times of difficulties and always supported Pakistan graciously, he added. He appreciated the role of UAE for supporting different welfare organizations in Pakistan. He also asked for the support of UAE in the establishment of model villages across the country

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