Srinagar: Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif opened a key Economic Summit Wednesday aimed at improving regional trade ties and calling for greater collaboration in the areas of business, energy and infrastructure development, Pak media reports said.
As per reports Islamabad is hosting the 10-nation Economic Cooperation Organization Summit to finalize a Vision 2025 plan for expanding trade and prosperity among member nations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are among the heads of state in attendance. Turkey, Iran and Pakistan founded ECO in 1985.
The summit is taking place under tight security after a wave of recent suicide bombings by several different militant groups killed more than 125 people. All roads leading to the summit venue have been blocked and all offices, schools and most businesses in Islamabad have been closed.