PR No.248 Islamabad: March 24, 2017

Mr. Iftikhar Aziz, President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade & Investment Association, who has been conferred the ‘Tamgha-e-Khidmat’, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House today. Mr. Aziz was accompanied by the Vice President and Secretary General of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade & 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 for the achievement of objectives of SAARC.  “Both Countries should utilize 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 deeply appreciated  Mr. Iftikhar Aziz for the invaluable gift of corneas for the people of Pakistan. Mr. Aziz is gifting 10 corneas to the Prime Minister, 10 corneas to the Chief Minister Punjab and 05 corneas to Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mr. Iftikhar Aziz confirmed that he would be able to provide additional corneas in the next two weeks.

The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. 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”.