Role of Pakistan in Saarc

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Pakistan’s Role in SAARC

Introduction to SAARC

South Asia is a region of enormous prosperity, growth and economic development. It has a long cultural heritage of strong bonding. This region is endowed with huge natural resources in and around. To strengthen the bonding among the people of this region,
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organization of South Asian nations, founded in December 1985 by Zia ur Rehman and dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasizing collective self-reliance. Its seven founding members are
• Bangladesh
• Bhutan
• India
• Maldives
• Nepal
• Pakistan
• Sri Lanka
Meetings of heads of state are usually scheduled annually; meetings of
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IN 2008 Pakistan has been nominated to head SAARC CCI after fourteen years that is headed by all the seven member countries including Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives in rotation for two years. The objective of chamber of commerce and industry CCI is based on increasing global linkages, providing services to private sectors, working closely with the governmental organizations and promoting economic cooperation in this region.

Fourth summit
There have been 17 Summit conferences held until 2011 and the fourth summit was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 29–31 December 1988 and was attended by the presidents of Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, and the kings of Bhutan and Nepal. The summit discussed the coup attempt on 3 November 1988, declared 1989 to be the "SAARC Year Against Drug Abuse", declared 1990 to be the "SAARC Year of the Girl Child", set up a technical committee on education, and launched a regional plan called "SAARC-2000-A Basic Needs Perspective" to meet specific targets by the end of the twentieth century in areas such as food, shelter, education and environmental protection. It was also agreed to hold regular "South Asian Festivals" with the first being hosted by India

Naeem U. Hasan is a Pakistani diplomat who served as the sixth secretary-general of the South Asian

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