PR No. 13 PAKISTANI-FUNDED PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR …….Ambassador Abrar Hussain Kabul: September 1, 2016.

Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, said that Pakistani-funded projects in Afghanistan in the health sector would be completed by the end of current year. He stated this during a visit today to 300-Bed Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital, being built by Pakistan, at Logar.   Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador stated that Pakistan had built a number of projects in Afghanistan in the health and education sectors, including Liaquat Ali Khan University, Balkh, Allama Mohammad Iqbal Faculty in Kabul University, Sir Syed Post Graduate Faculty of Sciences, Nangarhar University, Rehman Baba Hostel and School in Kabul, Nishtar Kidney Centre, Jalalabad, 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital, Kabul, and 300-Bed Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital at Logar.  Ambassador Hussain expressed optimism that these projects would significantly contribute to the social and economic development of Afghanistan.

Highlighting the importance of the Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital, the Ambassador expressed the hope that the hospital would not only cater to the needs of the people of Logar province but also to the adjacent provinces.  “Similarly, the people of Kabul would also enormously benefit from the 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital”, the Ambassador added.  He informed that both the hospitals would be fully equipped with the latest technology providing various services to the patients. The Ambassador also emphasized the need for closer cooperation between the two neighbouring countries, saying that both neighbours can benefit a lot from each other in various fields. He said that the destinies of the two brotherly countries are inter-linked and Pakistan had been endeavouring to work for the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the Ambassador visited various sections of the hospital and reviewed progress of work.  He asked the contractors to expeditiously complete the remaining work before the end of the year.