Addressing the sixth plenary of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), the Prime Minister said the Asian countries had to shed the burden of the past and learn to look to the future. The APA hosted by Senate of Pakistan, was attended by nearly 300 delegates from 30 countries. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan had tried to turn a new page with all its neighbours and was prepared to look at the larger picture.
He said the country had reached out to both Afghanistan and India. “While Pakistan may succeed on its own and through its own endeavors, the success will be quicker, greater, and more sustainable if it is underwritten by the entire region moving together,” he said.