Islamabad, Apr 11 (PTI) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said today that if the South Asian countries do not learn to overcome their problems then the future generation will have to suffer from its repercussions.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation here, he said it is necessary to promote mutual cooperation in South Asia by rising above the differences for the prosperity and wellbeing of people.
Hussain said that the current era belongs to Asia and South Asia is the heart of this world.
“The whole world is looking towards us; economic corridor is reducing distances between different regions and it has laid the foundation for a new age of regional development and prosperity,” he added.
The president emphasised that clean environment in South Asia is essential for the welfare of masses and economic development.
He underscored that basic amenities should be easily available to the people according to the international standards so that life could flourish in this region and investors from all across the world could invest here without any reservations.
He said that Pakistan has witnessed unprecedented progress in the field of sanitation and hygiene during the last three decades.
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