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17:39 | 2009-05-12

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Punjab Chief Minister: Iran's Revolution Inspiring Pakistanis

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, Tuesday hailed Iran's resistance against foreign pressures, and said Iran's Islamic Revolution has inspired a large number of developments in the Pakistani society.



"Iranians bravely defended themselves and we are ready to learn our lesson from Iran's resistance and the Islamic Revolution," Sharif told reporters in Mashhad on Tuesday, referring to the Iranian people's resistance during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war in 1980s.

Sharif, heading a high ranking delegation, is visiting Iran at an invitation by the governor of the Iran's north eastern province of Khorassan Razavi.

Regarding his visit to Khorassan Razavi, the Punjab chief minister said his trip aimed at expansion of the two sides' interactions and establishment of significant and serious relations in different fields, including trade ties with Iran's northeastern province of Khorassan Razavi.

He further asked for the start of direct flights between Mashhad and Lahore, saying it could play an effective role in expansion of interactions.