Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Inaugural Address (PDR Vol. 34 No.4 Part I-1995)

It is with great pleasure that I inaugurate the Eleventh Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists. I have noted with satisfaction the contribution this Society has made over the years to add to our knowledge about the importance of development economics, and particularly in comprehending adequately the multi-dimensional character of the development process and for framing fruitful policies to accelerate the rate of economic development. Above all, it has given an institutional shape to the meaningful dialogue between professional economists and policy-makers. I am delighted to see such a large number of distinguished economists from all over the world participating in the Society’s deliberations. Only the best results can be expected to come out of such objective discussions about some of the highly topical economic issues of our time. I wish to extend my appreciation to the Society for providing such an effective platform to economists, demographers, and anthropologists.

Makhdoom Shahab-Ud-Din