Construction of dams is among first priorities of govt: Nafees Zakaria


LONDON: Pakistan High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria has said that the construction of damsis among first priorities of the government and the imminent campaign to this effect is continued religiously and vigorously. “No one should take impression that with the passage of time, the attention is diverted to other projects or interest has been minimised. This project is on top priority as it is a matter of life and death for the country”, he emphasised.

Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the new offices of UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UKPCCI) here in South Woodford, east London on Wednesday, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has genuinely stated that the construction of dams is prime necessity and we want to save our coming generation from thirst and land from devastation due to scarcity of water, we must construct dams.

Nafees Zakaria said that government is paying full attentions on various projects necessary for the country and nation and special arrangements are continued to implement the ‘Dam Project’. “The nation is grateful to UKPCCI for this generous donation (£150,000) and I personally appeal to every member of Pakistani diaspora to come forward and play his/her pivotal role in completing this project”. Pak envoy said that Pakistan offers ample opportunities for investment in various profitable projects and the tourism is one of most favourite industry in thisregard. “Pakistan is enriched with natural picturesque and resources. The world is admired of Pakistan’sscenic beauty and the overseas Pakistanis can reshape these resources by their investment in their own interest and can earn sizeable amount of profit”, he stressed.

High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria, who has made his mission to cater overseas Pakistanis and British diaspora for the investment in Pakistan, referred various industries and fields for this purpose and said that the high commission will fully cooperate in furnishing information and details of the projects.

He welcomed the UKPCCI delegation which will embark for Pakistan on 8thApril and his best wishes are with the members of the delegation for theirsuccessful tour. Earlier, Amjad Khan (President, UKPCCI), Asad Shah (Senior Vice President) and Barrister Mian Waheed-ur-Rehman (General Secretary) addressed the participants and said the new offices is good omwne for the Chamber and we allshall try our best to enhance relations between Pakistan and Britain.