Lahore, March 17, 2016 (PPI-OT):British Department for International Development (DFID) head in Pakistan Ms. Joanna Reid called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today. The ongoing programs in Punjab with the collaboration of DFID in education, health and skills development sectors were discussed in the meeting. DFID head Ms. Joanna Reid appreciated the performance of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif with regard to reforms and substantial improvement in education, health and skills development sectors in Punjab and said that a lot of work is being carried out in these sectors under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
She said that she is happy to see proper use of British taxpayers’ money in Punjab and credit for this goes to the determined leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his talented team. The Chief Minister while speaking on the occasion, said that Pakistan and Britain are strong partners in the process of progress and prosperity and collaboration between Punjab government and DFID is increasing in different sectors. He said that policy of transparency and standard is being implemented at every level in Punjab and the provincial government is ensuring proper use of every penny. DFID representative in Punjab, Ben French was also present on the occasion.
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