ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani on Sunday said over 100 parliamentarians from 28 countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and France, were participating in the Asia Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting to be held in October 29 at Gwadar on Monday.
Talking to Pakistan Television (PTV), he said that the conference being hosted by the Senate of Pakistan which would help project Gwadar in a befitting manner and bring Parliamentary leadership of Asia together for promoting peace and development.
In future Gwadar would become the centre of trade and economic activities for the entire region as it is being linked South Asia with Central Asia and Europe, he said.
Sanjrani lauded efforts of the Parliamentarians, Senators and Opposition for organizing the Conference. He expressed satisfaction over the arrangements for the meeting, adding that this meeting would further promote the name of Pakistan in international community.
The economic growth would not only leave a positive impact on South Asia, but on the whole region and all the participating countries to build soft image in the world. To a question, he said directives had given to Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) to present picture of Gwadar before the all parliamentarians.
To another question, he said that Pak Army and Naval Forces had played a positive role regarding the security matters, while the Naval Chief had provided the special ship for the guests entertainment. He said law enforcing agencies had controlled law and order situation in Balochistan.
Sanjrani said the government of Balochistan had issued the NOC for electricity in Gwadar. While Rs.18 billion had approved by the Prime Minister Imran Khan for speedy development in Gwadar.—NNI