Asia will bring trade benefits to global economy: Mamnoon Hussain
Pakistan News Service, 24 November, 2016
A peaceful and stable South Asia will generate dividends for the people of the
region and bring economic and trade benefits to the global economy, said
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain.
Why have we been such bad neighbours down the decades?
Business Line, 22 November, 2016
In 1996, when retired Foreign Secretary Muchkund Dubey came out with a vision
document for subregional cooperation, many in the South Block still believed in
the principles of “benign neglect to neighbours’. That was two decades before
the arrival of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal Initiative (BBIN). Dubey is
still considered one of the finest scholars on regional integration. In a recent
interview in Delhi, he criticised the foreign policies of the past and the
present for the Centre’s inability to improve ties with neighbours and promote
Pakistan against blocking SAARC initiatives
The Tribune, 21November, 2016
India gas asked
Pakistan to desist from "blocking every possible initiative" under SAARC and
warned that the “damaging” approach will force countries of the region to look
for other options like Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and
Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to boost regional cooperation.