IPRI in the News: CPEC and its Economic Dividends

IPRI-HSF organised a two-day national conference on ‘ CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region.’  The event was well received in the print media and media coverage includes:

The Chief Guests of the two-day event were:

  • Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister of Commerce, Government of Pakistan
  • Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor, University of Punjab

The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Zhao Lijian, Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Islamabad.

The Conference reviewed CPEC projects; their impact on Pakistan’s growth and employment opportunities; its implications for domestic and foreign investment and trade; as well as explore its dividends to the industrial, agriculture and services sector especially to labourers, farm workers and entrepreneurs. Speakers also address CPEC advantages for India, Iran and the SAARC region. Some of main speakers included:

  • Asad Ali Shah, Assistant Chief CPEC, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and Planning Commission, Islamabad
  • Ashfaque Hassan Khan, Principal and Dean School of Economics, NUST, Islamabad
  • Salman Shah, Chairman, Pakistan-China Centre for Economic Cooperation, Lahore
  • Kamal Monnoo, Chairman Samira Fabrics, Lahore
  • Sultan Ali Adil, Director, Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Saima Shafique, Department of Economics, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
  • Tughral Yamin, Associate Dean, Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

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