COMSATS to or­ga­nize prebud­get sem­i­nar on May 3

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

IS­LAM­ABAD— The Cen­tre for Pol­icy Stud­ies ( CPS), COMSATS In­sti­tute of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy ( CIIT), is or­ga­niz­ing a oneday Pre- Bud­get sem­i­nar on Tuesday, May 3 in Is­lam­abad. The wel­come ad­dress will be given by Rec­tor CIIT, Dr. S. M. Ju­naid Zaidi. The sem­i­nar will be in­au­gu­rated by Ha­roon Akhtar, Spe­cial Ad­vi­sor for Rev­enue to the Prime Min­is­ter. The ses­sion on ‘ State of the Econ­omy and Debt’ will be chaired by Dr. Asad Za­man, Vice Chan­cel­lor, PIDE ( Pak­istan In­sti­tute of De­vel­op­ment Eco­nomics). In this ses­sion Dr. Hafiz Pasha, For­mer Fi­nance Min­is­ter, will present an over­view of the state of the econ­omy and Dr. Ash­faque H. Khan, Dean, NUST Busi­ness School, will talk about the is­sues re­lated to pub­lic debt.

Mushahid Hus­sain Syed, Chair­man, Par­lia­men­tary Com­mit­tee on China- Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor, will chair a panel dis­cus­sion on the Chi­naPak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor ( CPEC). The pan­elists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the dis­cus­sion will be: Dr. Nadeem Javed, Chief Economist, Plan­ning Com­mis­sion; Dr. Khalid Riaz, Dean, Fac­ulty of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, CIIT; Dr. Pervez Tahir, Free­lance Economist; and Sen­a­tor Shi­bli Faraz of the Pak­istan Tehrik- e- In­saf.— PR

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