COMSATS to organize prebudget seminar on May 3
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