Islamabad, October 21, 2014: An in-house discussion on the “Economic revival of Sindh – Vision 2020,” was held at the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS), today. It was chaired by Leader of the opposition, Mr. Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah. It was well attended by prominent academics, practitioners, journalists, CPGS team and university students.
The discussion revolved around economic challenges and hindrances faced by Pakistan especially in Sindh province where the economic revival of the country is concerned. The President Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I) expressed her gratitude to Mr. Khurshid Shah for an in-depth and candid discussion. She said emphasis on peaceful energy program is the need of time.
The participants of the discussion commended Mr. Khurshid Shah’s valuable contribution and said that Pakistan should focus more on its agriculture as the economy of the country is an agrarian one. As the biggest challenge faced by Pakistan is the shortage of water, emphasis must be laid to counter the future water issues. Irrigation water must be properly channelised. Pakistan should focus on initiating hydel and water saving projects. Mr. Khurshid Shah said the educational and agricultural programs should be given priority on television channels and the government should make sure these channels telecast such informative programs. Pakistan must focus on its research program.
The talk was followed by a lively question and answer session.