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Sharif seeks regiol cooperation to end social ills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, Aug 26: Pakistan Prime Minister waz Sharif on Friday urged countries in the region to work jointly in changing the economic landscape of South Asia and help get people out of the clutches of poverty, illiteracy and other social ills. “Three decades back the South Asian leadership made a commitment to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development of our region,” Sharif said while addressing the iugural function of a meeting here of Fince Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regiol Cooperation (Saarc). “For economic and social progress of the masses, increasing connectivity, ease of communication, freer trade and finding solution to hunger, poverty and food insecurity has helped the world enhance regiol and sub-regiol cooperation.” Sharif expressed the confidence that the deliberations of the Fince Ministers would complement the agenda of the 19th Saarc summit, which Pakistan looks forward to hosting on November 9-10 this year. (IANS)

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