TEHRAN: The Chief Minister of Pakistani state of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, said in northeastern Razavi Khorassan Province that Pakistan wants stronger cooperation with Iran in the economic and trade sectors, the industry and energy fields in particular. “We are in dire need of Iran’s energy,” Sharif told reporters at the end of his tour of Razavi Khorassan Province.
Sharif said Iran and Pakistan enjoy great potential for expansion of mutual cooperation. He then touched on economic conditions in his country, saying extremism and economy are the main challenges facing the country. NNI