Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). To commemorate 35th Saarc Charter Day on Sunday, Khan said Pakistan believed that effective and result-oriented regional cooperation could be achieved only by adhering to the cardinal principles of sovereign equality and mutual respect as enshrined in the charter, The News International.
Khan felicitated the peoples of the Saarc member states. He wished the people of South Asia, peace, progress and prosperity. He said December 8 marked the day when leaders with vision and foresight adopted the Saarc charter and pledged to work together for the progress and prosperity of South Asia.
“This day reminds us of the enormous responsibility placed on our shoulders by our peoples, and their expectations from their leaders to address the common challenges of poverty, illiteracy, disease and under-development,” he said. (IANS)