PM Nawaz holds reception in honour of victorious national cricket team- The Prime Minister says future is Pakistan's sports and every nation is welcomed to come to Pakistan to play games
It was attended, among others, by Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, members of the Federal Cabinet, PCB officials and senior officers
Chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi thanked the Prime Minister for his unflinching support to revive Pakistani cricket. He said that he was tasked to give a democratic constitution to the Pakistan Cricket Board, bring international best practices to the Pakistan cricket, and to revive international cricket in the country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked Pakistan Cricket Board not to beg for any foreign team to come to Pakistan to play cricket with us. He said players are the real heroes and leaders of the country. He lauded the Pakistan cricket team for making the nation proud by winning the ICC Champions trophy. Nawaz Sharif resembled Pakistan's cricket team's past performance with the situation in Pakistan, when the country was plagued by terrorism and about to default in 2013. But, with the prudent policies of the government and resolve of the nation, backbone of terrorists have been broken, he said. The Prime Minister said economy of the country has been turned around, thousands of miles of roads and highways are being constructed across the country. He said it was government's untiring efforts that power plants are being completed in the country with at a fast pace to cope with electricity shortage.
Analyst on Telephone:
Masood Anwar (Former Test Cricketer):
It is matter of great honour for victorious Pakistan cricket team to receive honorary reception by Prime Minister. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif praised the cricket team's performance. Such remarks and efforts will encourage the players to perform better. The performance of Pakistani players in Champions Trophy is unmatchable.
Pakistan is fully committed to timely completion of all CPEC projects- 9 special economic zones planned to be set up along CPEC
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited Chinese companies to expand and diversify investment in power sector by participating in the process of setting up transmission lines and local coal generation projects. He was talking to a Chinese delegation headed by Chairman National Energy Administration Nur Bekri in Islamabad on Tuesday. On bilateral relations, the Prime Minister stated that the exemplary relations between Pakistan and China are based on mutual respect and trust and that Pakistan wishes to explore all existing opportunities to further cement these relations. The Prime Minister said that both the countries are working for the prosperity of the people of the region through joint economic and development efforts. He said Pakistan shares the Chinese vision of regional and global economic integration through strengthening connectivity. The Prime Minister emphasized that the present Government is committed to the efforts of improved regional connectivity and is extending its full cooperation for the early execution of the projects in the most effective manner.
Analyst on Telephone:
Maj.Gen.Retd.Zahar Shah (CPEC Expert):
CPEC is a mega project between Pakistan and China. Major part of this investment is for energy production to overcome energy crisis in Pakistan. Nine economic zones will also be made under this project. These economic zones will help to boost up our industry which will result in increased exports.
Host: Ali Naseer
Co-host: Ahsan Basheer