Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is asking for his country to be included in a South Asia regional forum. Speaking at a conference in New Delhi on the last day of his three-day visit, Mr. Karzai said if invited to join the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Afghanistan could emerge as a hub between Central and South Asia. Mr. Karzai stressed that if South and Central Asia linked their development efforts together, the two regions could become a global power center. Pakistani Prime Minister, in response to the membership request, said Pakistan would support Afghanistan's inclusion. In addition to Pakistan, the seven-nation forum includes India, the Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.