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Pak delegate appreciates govt schemes

india Updated: Feb 24, 2012 01:47 IST

A Pakistani delegate on Thursday called on Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and "lauded" the innovative schemes being implemented by the state government.

Kabir Ahmad Khan, Consultant Ombudsman, Punjab handed over a letter to Hooda, appreciating the welfare schemes being implemented by the Haryana government, an official release said.

According to the letter, Khan was asked by Nawaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Musilm League, to visit Haryana and enquire about the details of the welfare schemes being implemented, the release said.

Khan spoke highly of the land acquisition policy of the state government, initiatives taken in health sector, welfare of the poor, especially those living Below the Poverty Line and grant of scholarships in education sector, it said. He also sought details of various other schemes of the state government, while stressing on the need to adopt a flexible visa policy between the two countries. PTI