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Posted on: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A one day Pre-Budget Seminar on ?State of the Economy & Federal Budget 2017-18? was organized on April 25, 2017 by Centre for Policy Studies, at Electrical Engineering Auditorium, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. The objective of the seminar was to evaluate the state of the economy and suggest policy recommendations for the federal budget 2017-18which would be helpful in setting policy direction to improve the performance of the economy. Around 130 participants from academia, civil society and government attended the seminar.

The seminar brought country‘s leading economists and experts who spoke about their views and presented their analysis. The pre-budget seminar was the third such event in a row organized by CPS, which focused on state of economy, public debt, microfinance, employment, population, energy sector, export promotion, institutional reforms and tax policy challenges.

Welcome address was given by Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Head, CPS, CIIT while the seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Shaikh, Chairman, National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Statistics and Privatization who was the chief guest at this occasion. The speakers included, Dr. Hafiz Pasha, Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Syed Sardar Ali, Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Dr. Ashfaque Hassan Khan, Mr. Arshad Abbasi, Mr. Ali Shan Azhar, Mr. Shahid Hafeez Kardar, Mr. Sakib Sherani, Dr. Ather Maqsood Ahmed. The CPEC panelists included Amb. Syed Hassan Javed, Prof. Dr. Usman Mustafa and Dr. Aneel Salman. Dr. Javed Ashraf and Mr. Mustafa Hyder participated as chairs

 
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