ISLAMABAD: In a conference organised and hosted by the Senate of Pakistan, around 100 parliamentarians from 26 countries this week are expected to meet in Gwadar to discuss possibilities for making the region development and investment friendly.
The Special Committee for the Creation of an Asian Parliament (SCCAP) and the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Political Affairs is scheduled to meet in the port city from October 29 to 31.
A statement issued by the Senate said the meetings in Gwadar aim at bringing together the parliamentary leadership of the region to promote peace and development.
“The purpose of holding APA meetings at Gwadar is to highlight economic and strategic importance of Pakistan as well as communicating a positive image that Pakistan is a peaceful country with massive investment potential,” it added.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in an interview with the local media said delegates and parliamentary members from 26 countries including Iran, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, France, Saudi Arabia and Oman are participating at the conference.
“Gwadar is the future commercial hub of Pakistan as it will promote trading operations in the Central Asia and the Middle East. The port will not only boost the economy of Pakistan but also lead to financial prosperity for the entire Asian region,” he added.