Pakistan wants peace, stability in South Asia: PM

Pakistan wants peace, stability in South Asia: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan strongly wants peace and stability for development and eradication of poverty from South.

He was talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil wickremesinghe in Davos on the sidelines of World Economic Forum meeting.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan wants friendly relations and cooperation with all regional countries for the collective good of the office in South Asia.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan gives immense importance to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and is determined to achieve all objectives in light of its charter.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, which have deepened with the passage of time.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister expressed the desire to increase cooperation with Pakistan in the fields of defense and trade. He called for taking steps to increase bilateral trade.

Meanwhile, talking to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on the sidelines of the meeting, Nawaz Sharif urged the international community to take notice of the Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

He said Pakistan extends full political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir who are striving for their right to self-determination. He also referred to UN resolutions in this regard that call for a plebiscite.

The Swedish Prime Minister shared Pakistan's concerns over the situation in Occupied Kashmir.

He said that Sweden is keen to further strengthen and broaden ties with Pakistan, in all spheres. He said his government is already working closely with Pakistan in many areas.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations and ways to further boost their ties.

Chairman Ali Baba Group Jack Ma also called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the sideline of World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

Talking to the Prime Minister, Jack Ma said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has tremendous opportunities for foreign business leaders to invest in Pakistan.

He said that a large number of companies of the world are benefiting from Ali Baba Group and it is ready to invest in Pakistan to promote E-Commerce.

The Prime Minister invited him to visit Pakistan.