One Pakistan, PPI News Agency
Published Date: Sep 12, 2012
5TH SOUTH ASIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT BEGINS; QAMAR URGES TO DEVISE CLEAR CUT REGIONAL POLICIES
The three day 5th South Asia Economic Summit began in Islamabad on Tuesday. Opening the summit defence minister Syed Naveed Qamar urged for devising clear cut regional policies to address the challenges of poverty illiteracy food security and inequality among the regional countries.
He said that collective wisdom should be exercised covering overall regional countries. He said we are working on a food bank among SAARC countries but the concept of food movement should also be included in it.
Naveed Qamar said that South Asian countries were not given the role of its size in the global finance matters however we have the potential of shining and having good growing indications.
Referring to the visit of the Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna’s to Pakistan he said it was encouraging as we need bilateral cooperation. 148 delegates are attending this summit which speaks for itself that how our government in Pakistan is eager to address local economic problems.