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Canadian diplomat meets Shahbaz

LAHORE: High Commissioner of Canada Perry John Calderwood called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Minority Affairs Minister Tahir Khalil Sindhu on Tuesday.

Mr Sharif sought exchange of trade delegations to promote relations between the two countries in trade, economic, education, health and energy sectors.

He also apprised the envoy of the steps his government has taken in education, transport and health sectors and the measures taken to prevent child labour.

The chief minister said Canadian investors could benefit from the investment opportunities available in Punjab.

Mr Sindhu informed Mr Calderwood about the steps taken to eradicate terrorism and extremism, and to promote interfaith harmony and tolerance at the grassroots level in the province.

He said a provincial task force was implementing and monitoring human rights laws and that the minorities in Punjab were quite safe and their children were getting scholarships and financial assistance at various levels.

He said the provincial government had also launched various schemes to provide better facilities at religious places, residential colonies and graveyards.

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