Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Joint Launch of Asian Infrastructure Finance 2022: Moonshots for the Emerging World

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Venue: Kehkashan Hall 1, Serena Hotel, Islamabad

Date : Monday, February 06, 2023 at 04:00 PM
Moderator: Durr-e-Nayab, Joint Director/Pro Vice Chancellor, PIDE

Musadik Malik, Minister of Energy
Erik Berglof, AIIB
Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE

Panelists :

Adil Najam, Boston University
Ahsan Zafar Syed, CEO, Engro Fertilizers
Simi Kamal, Hisaar Foundation
Nadeem Javaid, Planning Commission

Asian Infrastructure Finance Report Launch in Pakistan

Venue: Kehkashan Hall 1, Serena Hotel Islamabad

 Date and Timings: February 6th, 2023 (4:00pm-7:00pm Pakistan Standard Time)

 Outline of the Agenda:

  1. Introductory remarks by Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (3-5 minutes)
  2. Keynote Address by the Honorable Minister: (10 minutes)
  3. Erik Berglöf’s presentation on the report: (20-25 minutes)
  4. Q&A related to Erik’s presentation and Minister’s keynote speech (15-20 minutes)

 Panel Discussion

  1. Panel Discussion (3-4 panelists and a moderator and give 5 minutes each in beginning) (20 minutes)


1) Adil Najam (Dean Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University)

2) Ahsan Zafar Syed (Chief Executive Officer, Engro Fertilizers Ltd.)

3) Nadeem Javaid (Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan)

4) Simi Kamal (International Water Management Institute)

Moderator: Durr e Nayab (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)

  1. Q&A with the panelists: 30-35 minutes
  2. Closing remarks by Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (3-5 minutes)
  3. Dinner after the event

Outline of the Agenda