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“If coun­tries among the G-20 con­tinue to view their stocks, their pro­duc­tion, their crops in­for­ma­tion as if they are nu­clear weapons, we will con­tinue to have volatil­ity.” An­gel Guria, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment “We must close the gap be­tween Asia’s surg­ing economies and those mired in poverty by iso­la­tion, lim­ited re­sources, minis­cule trade and in­ad­e­quate fi­nance.” Haruhiko Kuroda, Pres­i­dent Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank “Karachi could have been a ma­jor eco­nomic and trade cen­tre in the world, anal­o­gous to Sin­ga­pore or Hong Kong. It is di­vided be­tween three or four dif­fer­ent eth­no­lin­guis­tic groups, which are mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive. If they got along well, it would be an amaz­ingly com­plex city, a lot like New York.” Stephen P. Co­hen, se­nior fel­low on for­eign pol­icy, Brook­ings In­sti­tu­tion “So far things are go­ing in the right di­rec­tion and we are ex­pect­ing a bumper (rice) crop … We should be able to ex­port be­tween four mil­lion and 4.5 mil­lion tonnes this year.” Taufeeq Ahmed Khan, Vice Chair­man, Rice Ex­porters’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Pak­istan (REAP) “There is a need for rec­ti­fy­ing the weak­est link that is deficit of knowl­edge about each other.” Choong Joo Choi, Korean Am­bas­sador to Pak­istan “In­dia wants to reach out to Cen­tral Asian states, which is not pos­si­ble without first es­tab­lish­ing good re­la­tions with Pak­istan.”

Dr Has­san Askari, Po­lit­i­cal An­a­lyst

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