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Pakistan’s Sindh province looking for Iranian investment

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- Chief Minister of Pakistan's Sindh province stressed the importance of developing bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various sectors, and said his province is ready to accept investment from Iran.

Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed these views during a meeting with Iran's Consul General in Sindh Hassan Nourian at the PM House.

He welcomed the new Iranian Consul General in Karachi. “Iran is our neighbor and brother Muslim country and we see the ties with Iran with love and respect,” Chief Minister Shah said.

“There are best opportunities of investment in Sindh,” Murad Ali Shah said.

A senior member of the Pakistan People's Party said that "we are ready to exchange business delegations with Iran and create a suitable platform for attracting investment from this neighboring country".

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments related to Iran-Pakistan trade cooperation, the plan to launch a shipping line, and the development of cooperation in the field of tourism.

Consul General Hassan Nourian said that a trade delegation from Iran will soon visit Karachi. "The negotiations have also been underway to launch a ferry service between Karachi and Iran," the diplomat said.

It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan has shared a draft agreement of new pilgrim management policy, after approval from the federal cabinet, with Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

Under the policy, a ferry service will also be launched from Karachi and Gwadar to Iran and Iraq, sources said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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