Lahore: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar along with British House of Lords member Daniel Hanan announced to erect a statue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in London on the occasion of 75th independence day of Pakistan in a press conference. All expenses of the statue will be borne by UK based Dr Nasir Awan, and the business community. Daniel Hanan also assured further support for Pakistan-UK trade and for the eradication of terrorism.
According to the details Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and British House of Lords member Daniel Hanan and UK based businessman Dr Nasir Awan jointly addressed a press conference at Governor House Lahore on Tuesday. Governor Punjab Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that he is grateful to United Kingdom for its full support for the extension in GSP plus status for Pakistan. Daniel Hanan assured to play his role to promote Pak Uk trade, adding that strong ties between Pakistan and United Kingdom are essential for both countries. He said, we have decided to promote trade between both countries for which business delegations will be exchanged.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar further said that statues of Gandhi and other important personalities have been erected in Britain and now we have decided that a statue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah will be erected at some important location in London. Daniel Hannan assured that the British House of Lords will soon give formal approval for the installation of the statue. He said that Daniel Hunan has also assured full support for the establishment of peace in Afghanistan as well as for the eradication of poverty and unemployment, for which we are grateful. There will be extension in GSP Plus status and Pakistan will benefit from billions of dollars annually in the business.
Daniel Hunan said during the conference that this is his first visit to Pakistan and he would like to thank Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar for inviting him. He said and added that 2022 is a very important year as Pakistan will celebrate its 75th anniversary. This is why we have decided to get the House of Lords formal approval to erect a statue of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in London. He further said that we have already given full support to Pakistan for the extension of GSP Plus status and will continue to do so in the future as well. The bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UK will strengthen further, he added.
Dr. Nasir Awan, a British based businessman also said during the conference that Overseas Pakistanis have been playing their role for the success of the country’s economy and will continue to do so for the development and prosperity of our country. He reiterated that we will not hesitate from any sacrifice for the prosperity of Pakistan.