LAHORE - British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Philip Barton met Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Wednesday.

Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and cooperation in education, health and other social sectors were discussed in the meeting.  Talking to the British High Commissioner, the Chief Minister said that there are historical friendly relations between Pakistan and Britain and cooperation of Britain in education, health and social sectors is highly commendable.

He said that schools reforms roadmap programme with the cooperation of British Department for International Development (DFID) is continuing successfully in Punjab while a massive programme in health sector will also be launched in Punjab with the collaboration of DFID. He said that a programme of child and mother care for prevention against diseases will soon be initiated. He said that DFID and Punjab government are moving forward under a comprehensive roadmap with regard to skills development and the scope of this programme will soon be extended to the whole province.

British High Commissioner Philip Barton said that cooperation with Punjab government in education, health and social sectors will continue.

He said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is making commendable efforts for the uplift of education, health and social sectors in Punjab.