ISLAMABAD, 15 July: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has reached Uzbekistan on a two-day official visit, on Thursday.
Accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other members of his cabinet, Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting Tashkent on the invitation of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
PM Imran Khan was welcomed by his Uzbek counterpart upon arrival at the Tashkent Airport. During his visit, the premier will address the first Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum. Leading businessmen from Pakistan and Uzbekistan will participate in the forum and also hold B2B meetings.
The two countries will also hold the 6th session of the Joint Inter-Governmental Commission (JIGC) and the inaugural session of Joint Business Council (JBC) on July 14, 2021 in Tashkent.
At the invitation of the Uzbek president, PM Khan will also participate in the International Conference on “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Conference will be attended by Ministers/high representatives from Central and South Asian as well as other important countries, International Organizations, International Financial Institutions, think-tanks and scholars.
In his interactions during the visit, the PM will highlight his vision of ‘Naya Pakistan’, Pakistan’s positive contribution to peace and security at the regional and international level, and the shift from geopolitics to geo-economics.
Prime Minister(PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to bring more stringent laws against the illegal occupation of land, saying that previously land grabbers were able to go scot-free owing to fewer fines and imprisonment. PM Imran while inaugurating different development projects in Islamabad said that the prices of land have gone up in the capital, attracting land grabbers to illegally occupy the land.“Whenever we apprehend a land grabber, they come out after securing bail from courts,” he said