Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Why Businesses Don't Grow in Pakistan

Date : May 14, 2020 at 01:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Atif Bajwa, Waleed Saigol, Alman Aslam, Mohsin Iqbal,

Pakistan is the 5th largest country by population and according to the World Bank, 64 percent of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 30. Moreover, the country is full of natural resources, with a vibrant population and myriad opportunities. But unfortunately, after 73 years of independence, we have not capitalised our resources and population to improve businesses in our country. On the other hand, our regional competitors and other countries have managed to grow very rapidly in a very short span as compared to Pakistan.