UK envoy discusses issues of
mutual interest with Gen Bajwa


RAWALPINDI: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) today, according to a statement issued Monday by the military’s media wing.

The COAS and Dr Turner spoke about various “matters of mutual interest”, the statement added.

The ISPR added that the two also discussed “overall regional security situation including Afghan Peace Process”.

COAS visits

Earlier in the day, the COAS also visited the logistics installations and workshop in Rawalpindi. He inspected the workshop’s various facilities and infrastructures, which handles the Pakistan Army’s extensive transport special items.

RAWALPINDI: British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner meeting with COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.

He was briefed about the facilities being prepared, upgrade of the vehicles, as well as the upgradation and improvement issues at the logistics installations and workshop facilities, the statement added.

Gen Bawja appreciated the performance and commitment of the workshop staff. He was received by Chief of the Logistics Staff Lt Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi upon his arrival at the Rawalpindi facility.

PM, COAS efforts

Chairman of National Business Group of FPCCI, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said power sector is marching towards unresolvable problems while the Prime Minister Imran Khan and COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa are trying their best to tackle the issue which is highly laudable.

 The power sector may crumble under the burden of defective planning and wrong contracts and people as well as the business community hope that China will bail out Pakistan from this mess, he said.

 Mian Zahid Hussain said that the government has completed talks with IPPs which will result in saving of Rs 42 billion per annum and now it has initiated talks with Chinese companies to reduce tariff, capacity charges and interest rates etc. which is according to the national interests.

Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that power plants with capacity of 16000 megawatts were planned under CPEC and projects with 6500 megawatts are expected to come online soon.