ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that PML-N government will eliminate the scorch of terrorism from Pakistan, adding that terrorism is a disease which has inflicted our society. He said if this disease is cured we will get rid of all other diseases.
Prime Minister said this while talking to Dr. Chris Elias, President Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation and his delegation who called on him at PM House Islamabad.
Prime Minister said that Government of Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio from Pakistan. He added that Pakistan will benefit from the experiences of Bill and Milinda Foundation in fields of immunization and Child mortality.
Prime Minster expressed gratitude to Bill Gates foundation, on behalf of People of Pakistan, for making substantial contribution to Polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
He said that “we would like to continue our close collaboration with the Gates Foundation to strengthen our national efforts as well as enabling us to play our important role in eradicating polio worldwide”.
Expressing his views on their concerns regarding polio cases in some parts of FATA and Karachi, Prime Minister said that we are ensuring the security of those working in conflict areas in order to provide full coverage to polio program.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan attaches special importance to its relations with the Turkey. He said this while meeting H.E Mr. Ahmet Davutoglo, Foreign Minister of Turkey, who called on the Prime Minister.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral and regional matters. Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance Pakistan attached to brotherly relations with Turkey.
Turkish FM said we will provide all our support in international relations to Pakistan our brotherly country. Pakistan is a rising economic power and country of future. Pakistan as an economy and stable democracy on the right track. Turkey would be happy to have a positive role in Pakistan becoming an economic power. PM Tayeb is coming to Pakistan with a large group of business men to establish close economic ties. Turkey is at your disposal in becoming partners in this road to economic prosperity, FM added.
Turkish Foreign Minister said that Shahbaz Sharif has made Punjab a success story in last five years. We will extend this shared success of economic cooperation to whole of Pakistan.
Prime Minister said Pakistan and turkey has a shared vision in regional and global politics. We will make efforts to double the trade with turkey. We encourage investment by Turkish businessmen in Pakistan. We have stable democracy vibrant judiciary and proactive media to protect foreign investment.
Babur Girgin Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Mr. Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM and Foreign Secretary were also present during the meeting.