Economic Growth and Development: New Directions (The Presidential Address)

Author: Rashid Amjad
Publication Year : 2011

Finance Minister, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Dr Nadeem VI Haque, Patron of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Past Presidents and Distinguished Members of the Society, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 27th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists. On behalf of the members of the PSDE, I would like to thank you, Finance Minister for having spared your precious time to open this important meeting. I would like also to especially thank our members and guests who have come from different parts of the country and from different continents to participate in the Conference. We are extremely pleased to see here today many young students of Economics and Development-Pakistan’s future economists and development specialists-who I am sure are enthusiastic to learn from the many leading economists attending this Conference of the critical issues and economic challenges that we face at the national, regional and global levels.