Friday, January 17, 2014 - Multan—Japanese Counsellor to Pakistan, Toshikazu Isomura, has urged industrialists to collaborate with Pak government for getting grants from Japan for various projects for South Punjab. “Japan is extending cooperation for various projects in Pakistan and its companies have been trading with their counterparts here for long”, he said while exchanging views with a group of industrialists at a dinner at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry late Wednesday night.
The counsellor said that their government was already working on various projects in Pakistan and informed that Urdu was being taught at 3 varsities in Japan. Speaking in impressive Urdu, he revealed that he had learnt Urdu in three years and added that he had been coming to Pakistan since 1985 for different assignments.
Earlier, briefing the envoy, former president MCCI, Khawaja Jalaluddin Romi said that the city needs a new health facility for which Japan could donate funds. He added that Nishtar Medical Institute, built in early 50s,was providing health facilities to patients from almost all the country.”We need a new hospital of 300 to 400 beds for which Japanese Government could extend help”, Romi said. President MCCI, Khawaja Muhammad Usman, Senior Vice Chairman, Tahir Rehman Naqi, Senior Vice Chairman PCGA.