akistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Tuesday said that his government’s commitment to the objectives and purposes of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s charter, saying that it is the need of the hour that the region move forward with the spirit of cooperation that was instrumental in the formation of Saarc.
In a message on the 36th SAARC Charter Day, Khan said Pakistan, being a founding member of SAARC, attached great importance to the organisation’s success.
SAARC Charter Day is observed annually on December 8. It marks the signing of its charter in 1985 by the SAARC country leaders at the 1st SAARC summit held in Dhaka.
“It is only through adhering to the principles of sovereign equality and mutual respect among the Member States that we would be able to utilise the true potential of SAARC and achieve our cherished goal of a prosperous and developed South Asia,” he added.
PM Khan said it is unfortunate that due to unresolved disputes amongst member states, SAARC countries have been unable to take advantage of Pakistan’s potential as a melting pot for positive economic interest.