Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that
Iranian expertise will be employed for utilizing vast capacity in different
sectors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that will benefit people of both the countries. He
was talking to Deputy Governor Fars Dr. M. Zamanian in historical city of Fars,
Sheraz on Wednesday.
It merits a mention here that a high level delegation under Chief Minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti reached Iran from Karachi on
government’s invitation on Wednesday. The chief minister reached Sheraz from
Mehar Abad in the evening and Dr. Zamanian welcomed him at the airport. Iranian
Authorities, Pakistani Ambassadors and Iranian Consul General in Peshawar,
General Hassan Darvesh Wand were also present on the occasion.
The delegation of
the province included Senior Provincial Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Provincial
Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Atta
Ullah Khan, Secretary Industry Khalid Pervez, Secretary Tourism Syed Jamal-ud-Din,
Principal Secretary to CM Tariq Jamil and other officers. The chief minister
will look at possibilities of improved and increased cooperation in cultural,
industry, and trades between Isfahan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the visit and
it is expected that both the provinces will chalk out joint strategy in best
interests of their people.
Deputy Governor M. Zamanian thanked the chief minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti
on visiting historical city, Sheraz and hoped that this visit will further
strengthen relations between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Iranian Provinces and people
of both the countries will benefit from each other experiences in different
sectors. He threw detailed light on historical importance of Sheraz. The Chief
Minister thanked on association with people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and assisting
them in development and said that he highly value these sentiments from Iranian
brothers. The Chief Minister hoped that this first ever official visit will
benefit mutual relations. He highlighted priorities and goals based development
strategy of his government. He said that Sheraz has given birth to distinguished
personalities, prominent of which is Persian poet Saadi Sherazi, added, his
poetry has created long lasting impacts on Iranian life.