Istanbul Mayor assures support for uplift projects

KARACHI: Mayor of Istanbul Dr Kadir Topbash in a meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan in Turkey Muhammad Haroon Shaukat assured full support for initiating further development and investment projects, especially in energy, low cost housing, infrastructure and municipal services.

The Mayor said that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality extended full support in successfully completing projects such as Lahore Metro bus and Lahore solid waste management to the satisfaction of the Pakistani authorities.

Ambassador Haroon Shaukat thanked Mayor Topbash and said the people of Pakistan appreciate these projects which could serve as the basis for initiating more projects in other cities. “We consider Turkey as a model country and look forward to rapidly enhancing economic and commercial cooperation with Turkey,” said the Ambassador.

The Pakistani Envoy said Turkish investors and businessmen should come forward and invest in Pakistan’s energy sector given a huge gap between demand and supply. Pakistan’s energy sector including hydel, solar and wind energy offers immense investment opportunities and high returns on investment, he added.