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Turkey assures Shahbaz of cooperation in energy sector

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been assured cooperation and investment by the Turkish government and Exim Bank in energy and other development sectors of Punjab province.

During his visit to Turkey, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif called on Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Chief Executive Officer of Exim Bank Hayrettin Kaplan, separately in Ankara on Friday.

In his meeting with the Turkish energy minister, negotiations were held regarding joint ventures in energy sector in Punjab and cooperation in finding alternative sources of power generation.

Talking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that energy crisis had had negative impact on Pakistan’s economic, industrial and agriculture sectors and every segment of the society had been badly affected by loadshedding.

He said that the Punjab government had created conducive atmosphere for foreign investment in the province and special incentives and facilities were being extended for investment in energy sector.

He said Turkish companies could benefit from investment opportunities provided in the field of energy in Punjab.

He said that cooperation of Turkish government and Turkish companies was the need of the hour to overcome energy crisis in Pakistan.

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz appreciated the policies and hard work of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for progress and prosperity of the province and assured the latter that Turkish government would extend all possible help to the Punjab government to meet its energy needs.

He said that Turkish companies had expressed their

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