34th AGM Text

Chief Guest:

Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission/Chancellor PIDE/Patron PSDE

Presidential Address:

Prof. Asad Zaman

Vice Chancellor PIDE/President, PSDE, Islamabad/Member Economic Advisory Council

PSDE Secretary Report

Dr. Fazal Husain

Joint Director, PIDE/Dean Social Sciences/Secretary, PSDE


The Quaid-i-Azam Lecture
An Export Promotion Strategy for the Knowledge Economy

Dr. Tariq Banuri

Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad

Allama Iqbal Lecture

Defining Ideas and Movement in Economics

Prof. Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

Founding President PSDE/HEC Distinguished National Professor

Associate Faculty of Global Issues Initiative, Virginia Tech University, USA

Dr. Mahboob ul Haq Memorial Lecture

Bringing Human Development Back to Pakistan

Dr Adil Najam

Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, USA

Special Invited Lecture I

Regional Connectivity: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan

Dr. David D. Arnold

President, The Asia Foundation (TAF), USA

Special Invited Lecture II

Economics of Addiction

Prof. Frank Chaloupka

Health Policy & Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Panel Session

  • The Management of the Economy
  • Governance, Housing, & Poverty
  • Revitalizing Agriculture Sector
  • Realizing Export Potentials
  • Tobacco Taxation
  • Regional Connectivity under CPEC
  • Environment Issues in Pakistan

Book Launch Ceremony

University Research System in Pakistan

Dr. Nadeem ul Haque,

Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission,

Managers of Little Prince: A Journey of Ego, Justice, and Meaning

Mr Khurram Ellahi

Lecturer, Department of Business Studies, PIDE