Issue Brief on “Regional Connectivity: Benefits for Pakistan”

Connectivity is the foundation stone of regional integration and cooperation. Regional cooperation and integration is a dynamic phenomenon and includes several aspects such as economic, social, political and strategic cooperation. Regional connectivity is given a lot of priority, especially in Asian and particularly in South Asian countries.

Literature review of developed states (for example countries in Europe and Asia Pacific) reveal the fact that one of the major factors in the overall progress and sustainability of these states is their successful connectivity in their respective regions. Durable and organised regional connectivity is of utmost significance for any nation-state to progress, and Pakistan is no exception to this rule of contemporary politics.

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