Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

An Analysis Of SAARC's Shortcomings And Urgency Of Working Together

Dr. Sardar Ahmed , Mahajabeen , Dr. Akbar Ali Chandio , Dr. Syed Shuja Uddin


This study attempts to find a solution as to why India and Pakistan are initially unwilling to join the regional cooperation, as well as when and how regional cooperation is possible. The study explains the concept of Association and the procedure of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) cooperation in the South Asian region. In order to analyze SAARC's achievements and shortcomings, a qualitative research approach is being applied. The primary objective of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is to facilitate cooperation and regular contact between political leaders, as well as to foster an environment that is conducive to the promotion of peace, harmony, and economic growth among the member states of South Asia. This will be accomplished through the pooling of the region's available resources, the cultivation of trust among the various parties involved, and the sharing of The collaboration within SAARC has suffered significant setbacks as a result of the tensions that have arisen between the two rivalry. The ongoing dispute over Kashmir also remained a significant obstacle in the way of development and collaboration in the process. All of the attempts that are being made to achieve deeper regional integration are hampered by India's hegemonic design, which fosters suspicion and a negative attitude toward South Asia's smaller nations.

Pages: 6126-6135

Keywords: The previous President of Bangladesh, Zia-urRahman, is credited with having been the driving force behind the conception of the SAARC in 1980.

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