Fifth Meeting of SAARC Health Ministers at New Delhi

April 07, 2015

 Islamabad: April 07, 2015:      Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination held bilateral meeting with Mr.  Ahmed Zuhoor, Minister of Health, Government of Maldives, on the sidelines of fifth meeting of SAARC Health Ministers at New Delhi, today says a press release received here from High Commission for Pakistan New Delhi.   Both the ministers discussed ways to cooperate in tackling common health issues for the welfare of the people of both the countries. Mr.  Ahmed Zuhoor, Maldives Health Minster sought Pakistan's cooperation for providing services of Pakistani doctors and extending technical support for capacity building to their health professionals/ managers. Referring to Pakistan’s region first policy, Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for National Health Services, underlined the importance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of “Peace for development and development for peace.” She assured the Maldives Health Minister for all the possible support from the Government of Pakistan to the brotherly country in the health sector. The meeting was also attended by the senior officers from the Ministry of Health and Foreign Office of both countries.