Punjab

CANADIAN CONSUL GENERAL CALLS ON SUKHPAL KHAIRA

August 04, 2017 08:39 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

 PUNJABI NRI ISSUES PARTICULARLY YOUTH MIGRATING IN LARGE NUMBERS, AGRICULTURE AND AGRO INDUSTRY RELATED OPPORTUNITIES WERE DISCUSSED

 
 
The Consul General of Canada Mr. Christopher Gibbins on Friday called on the leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira at his residence in Chandigarh. The leader discussed about the problems being faced by Punjabi NRIs in Canada with Mr. Gibbins.

 Khaira asked Consul General to find out the possibilities of investment in the fields of agriculture and food processing in the state. He said it is need of the hour to protect the farmers of Punjab by providing them advanced techniques related to farming. LOP requested that if Canadian government can invest in the state it will further strengthen the ties between Punjab and Canada. He said that Punjab being an agro based economy need urgent investment in agro related occupations.

Khaira said that a huge number of Punjabis are residing in difference cities of Canada and have contributed to a large extent in the progress of Canada in the past. He invited the NRI to invest in Punjab to pay back to their motherland. 

The LOP raised the issues related to the Punjabi students studying in Canada. He showed his concern about the problems being faced by students after completing their education in finding the right jobs for them. Every year thousands of Punjabi students go to Canada for their higher education.  Khaira expressed his displeasure over the unpleasant and unfortunate behavior of Chief Minister Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh during the Punjab visit of Canadian Defense Minister Harjeet Singh Sajjan.  He said that it was unfortunate that Capt. Amarinder level bogus allegation of being sided with hard liners against Mr. Sajjan. He said that Chief Minister said this because of his personal ego, which is only creating bad ties between Canada and Punjab.

Khaira thanked Mr. Gibbins for being concerned about the problems of the state and promised to give support to any extent in all the issues related to Canada and Punjab.

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