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Gwadar changing Pakistan into hub of regional, International trade: Sanjrani

GWADAR: Pakistan is transforming as center of the regional and international trade due to deep sea port of Gwadar, said acting President, Sadiq Sanjrani while addressing inaugural session of Asian Parliamentary Assembly’s standing committee on political affairs in Gwadar today.

The Acting President Sadiq Sanjrani said that holding of this conference in Gwadar is helping to strike down the negative impression created about the area. “Conference will prove to be a good omen for Gwadar as well as implementing the charter of Asian Parliamentary Assembly.”, he continued.

“Bringing Balochistan and Gwadar into the national mainstream development is part of our agenda”, stated Sanjrani, adding that Balochistan is rich in mineral resources and their exploration and development can change the destiny of not only Pakistan but the entire region.

He urged for greater teamwork amongst the Asian countries to realize the dream of a socially, economically and culturally integrated Asia. Talking about democratic process in the country, Sadiq Sanjrani said that Pakistan has witnessed a democratic transition in the middle of this year and because of the general elections, democratic traditions have taken further roots in the country.

Sanjrani said Pakistan desires friendly relations with all the countries. He said we [Pakistan] want resolution of lingering disputes with the neighboring country as it is vital to achieve the goals of development in the region.

It is pertinent to mention here that around 100 delegates hailing from 26 countries are attending the APA Conference in Gwadar being hosted by the Senate of Pakistan, which will end on October 30.

The delegates from 26 countries include, Thailand, Syria, Indonesia, Jordan, Samoa, Afghanistan, Lao Republic, Cambodia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, East Timor, Russia, Bhutan, Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Azerbaijan.

Born in 2006 at the Seventh Session of the Association of Asian Parliamentary for Peace (AAPP), the APA comprises 42 Member Parliaments and 16 observers.

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