A Roundtable Discussion on ‘Reforms for a Brighter Future: Time to Decide” was held at Planning & Development Board, Lahore, under the convenorship of the Chairman Planning & Development Board Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo. In his opening remarks, Chairman P&D Board, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, said I welcome everyone to the Roundtable Discussion for Economic Policy Reforms in Pakistan, Thank you for being here and for participating in the discussion on vital topics. He further stated that in order to end the economic crisis, we must execute wise policies and make reforms for the benefit of the nation.
The objective of the roundtable discussion was to engage with the relevant policy experts and stakeholders to discuss the way forward and pursue an actionable agenda for a brighter future for Pakistan. The main topics for discussion included "Achieving Fiscal Sustainability and Transforming the Private Sector", "Unleashing Agri-Food Sector & Achieving Sustainable Energy" and "Addressing Learning Poverty and Eliminating Child Stunting". Panelists included Shahid Hafeez Kardar, Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Osman Waheed, Feroz Sons, Shahzad Saleem, CEO Nishat Group, Omar Saeed, Servis Industries, Iqrar Ahmed Khan VC, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Ahsan Waheed Rathore, VC, UHS, Faisal Bari, Director, IDEAS, Dr. Haadia Majid, LUMS, Tahir Basharat Cheema, Energy Expert, Adnan Ghumman, Senior Economist, World Bank Pakistan, and government officials, academicians, think tanks and others attended the roundtable discussion. In the end, Secretary P&D Board, Mr. Nadir Chatha, concluded by thanking the World Bank and PIDE for holding the discussion on such important subjects and stating that it will help better restructure our economy as we currently experience a prolonged economic depression. He also distributed souvenirs to the organizers.21.08.2023