ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - APP -26th Augst,2016) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said that Pakistan remains committed to jointly work with the SAARC members states to get the people of the South Asian region out of clutches of poverty, illiteracy and other social ills. He was addressing the inaugural session of the 8th meeting of Finance Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries here.
Prime Minister Sharif called for making the organisation more efficient, practical and responsive to the expectations of people, and in this regard urged all SAARC member states, Secretariat, regional centres and specialised bodies to make coordinated, sustained and resolute efforts. He said Pakistan believes in a SAARC solution to the regional issues by fully supporting all the initiatives taken by it. He said Pakistan also supported all initiatives taken under the SAARC.
He said Pakistan has also been a strong advocate for stepping up regional efforts to ensure energy security for sharing of indigenous sources of energy. He said Pakistan believes that road, rail and air connectivity were critical to the progress and prosperity of the region. "We believe that Saarc must position itself to engage interested states and organisations to develop win-win complimentarities for social economic progress in the region."