PhD degrees to Sajjad Karim and David Martin

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Lahore ( pakistan in the world dot com report ) Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar has said that Pakistan gained the generalised system of preferences (GSP) Plus status with team efforts led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a special convocation held at Governor’s House on Saturday for awarding honorary degrees of PhD to David Martin and Sajjad Karim, Members of European Parliament (MEP), the governor said the Commerce Ministry, Foreign Office and friends of Pakistan in Europe had worked hard and their efforts were laudable.

He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taking effective measures to improve the economy, adding the government was also working to overcome the loadshedding problem besides eradicating extremism.

The governor said the GSP status would help boost exports and revive the national economy. He said the nation was greatful to the EU for the status.
David Martin said the GSP Plus status would help create jobs and improve health and education sectors.

Sajjad Karim said Pakistan and the EU should work to develope good ties.

David Martin and Sajjad Karim were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees, one by the Punjab University and the other by University of Management and Technology.

Speaking at a ceremony ‚ Governor said David Martin and Sajjad Karim played a very important role in voting in the European Parliament to grant the GSP Plus status to Pakistan.

He said getting this status for the country is a historic milestone and a splendid victory under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

David Martin said floods‚ earthquakes and war against terror have ruined Pakistan’s economy. He also said that relations between Pakistan and EU will further strengthen in days to come.

14 Dec 2013