WEB DESK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called on President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday and discussed matters relating to relief and rehabilitation of earthquake affected people, law and order, economy and operation Zarb-e-Azb. A statement from the President House said both the leaders in their meeting here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr discussed issues of national importance, besides exchanging views on situation in the region.
The Prime Minister briefed the President on policies and decisions of the government on different issues, the statement said. They expressed satisfaction over the efforts by the government for rehabilitation in the quake-hit areas and expressed determination to help the affected people by mobilising all available resources.
The President complimented the PM and his economic team on significant improvement in national economic indicators and hoped that the initiatives of the government will revitalise the economy and improve standard of living of the people. They also reiterated their commitment towards improving the health and education sectors. The President and the Prime Minister also reviewed the operation Zarb-e-Azb and law and order situation in Karachi and expressed satisfaction at the success achieved. They resolved that the operation would continue till elimination of terrorism and lawlessness from the country, the statement said.
The Prime Minister also briefed the President on his recent visit to USA and his meeting with President Obama. They discussed the regional situation and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to have friendly relations with all neighbouring countries for peace and prosperity in the region. The President and the Prime Minister noted that work on different projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is proceeding at satisfactory pace and hoped that successful completion of the CPEC will usher in an era of unprecedented development and prosperity not only in Pakistan but in the entire region. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani were also present during the meeting.