A Peaceful South Asia, A Prosperous South Asia

That’s what the banner on the highway said this morning on my way to work. There were a few others as well, all welcoming the guests to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit being held here.

Among the guests are leaders of neighbouring countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh so it is probably the biggest event to be held here of late. Due to the unfortunate events of last month, security is also tighter than it has ever been before. A large part of Islamabad is sealed off to the general public and I have to go through security checks while coming to the office or going home.

Hope everything goes well and this inconvenience is worth it.