Indian delegation headed by HM participating in the first working session of SAARC
After officially inaugurating the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) session in Islamabad on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for joint efforts to root out corruption and terrorism in the South Asian region.
The Pakistan PM said that SAARC countries are playing an effective role in the region. He said at national level, Pakistan has made remarkable gains against terrorism through operation Zarb-e-Azb and effective implementation of National Action Plan.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also attending the conference, will not hold a one-on-one meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan.
The SAARC group includes Pakistan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The platform aims to boost ties and cooperation between member states.