ISLAMABAD:(APS)Feb 1,2016-Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said Pakistan and Iran enjoy multi-dimensional friendship.
He was addressing a function in connection with Iranian Cultural Mela in Islamabad.
The Minister expressed the confidence that strengthening of cultural bonds would help promote harmony between the two brotherly countries.
He said culture is a valuable asset of any nation and Iranian cultural mela would help promote further awareness about Iran in Pakistan.
The Information Minister pointed out that Pakistan and Iran are deeply linked to each other and feel each other’s job and sorrow.
He said only recently Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif played a role to help remove tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Pervaiz Rashid said people of Pakistan were also over-joyed when they heard about reports regarding lifting of international sanctions against Iran.
He said Pakistan was one of the first countries that recognized the Iranian revolution.
Talking to newsmen in Islamabad, the Information Minister made it clear that the Government would safeguard service and salaries of PIA employees.
He said the Prime Minister himself has stated that no employee of PIA would render jobless after corporatization of the airliner.
Pervaiz Rashid said those going for strikes are inflicting losses to PIA and they would be dealt with sternly.
The Minister said the Government would look for strategic partners after six months for investment so as to modernize and improve PIA.