Pakistan's geo-strategic location ideal for regional connectivity: Iftikhar.

ISLAMABAD -- Former President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik on Tuesday said Pakistan's geo-strategic location was ideal in providing opportunity for connecting Central Asian countries via sea routes for better and effective regional economic integration besides boosting Multilateral trade.

Talking to a delegation of industrialists led by Muslim Khan Buneri, he said the Central Asian states were landlocked and Pakistan was located at an ideal location that could provide hassle-free shorter sea access to these countries, a news release said.

He said Pakistan could also comfortably facilitate Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries in providing regional connectivity which would promote trade among member countries and beyond.

Iftikhar Malik said transport corridors and logistics infrastructure could benefit all member states leading to win-win cooperation.

He said the SCO was a multi-dimensional organization in terms of its scope and functioning and...

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