Pakistan's location ideal for regional connectivity: Malik.

LAHORE -- Pakistan's geo-strategic location ideal for connecting Central Asian countries via sea routes

for better and effective regional economic integration besides boosting trilateral trade. Former president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik stated this while talking to a delegation of industrialists led by Muslim Khan Buneri here Tuesday.

Malik said that Central Asia states are landlocked and Pakistan can provide a hassle-free shorter sea access to these countries. He said Pakistan could also comfortably facilitate Shanghai Cooperation Orgnisation (SCO) member countries in providing regional connectivity which would promote trade among member countries and even beyond.

He said transport corridors and logistics infrastructure could benefit all member states leading to a win-win situation. He said the SCO is multi-dimensional organisation in terms of its scope and functioning and Pakistan can...

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