Investment in Pakistan: Japan will give Rs 7 bn for transport, health sectors


Japan agreed for investment in Pakistan for the health and transport sector. Japan has announced over 7 billion for investment in Pakistan.

FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi visited Japan at the invitation of his counterpart Taro Kono. The visit has provided an opportunity to further build on the momentum of recent high-level visits between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

In the meeting, it was said that Tokyo will do Rs7.4 billion investment in Pakistan in health and transport sectors and Rs4.85 billion will be given for maternal and child health care centre and children’s hospital at PIMS in Islamabad. Rs2.55 billion for strengthening inspection capability of inland transportation cargo.

While discussing the regional issues, Qureshi briefed FM Kono on Pakistan’s constructive role in Afghanistan aimed at peace and deteriorating situation of human rights in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Minister Kono appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region. He termed the recent signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation on the Technical Internship Training Programme (TITP) as an important step towards the entry of young Pakistani skilled workers to the vast and vibrant market of Japan.

FM Qureshi said both countries had also agreed to continue joint efforts for peace and stability in the region.

Addressing a joint press conference, Qureshi said both sides held in-depth discussions and agreed to enhance bilateral relation and promotion of cooperation in various fields.


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