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Lahore School First Annual Conference on Management of The Pakistan Economy -- April 28, 2005

Dr. Ishrat Hussain, the Governor State Bank of Pakistan, inaugurated the First Annual Conference on Management of Pakistan Economy at the Main Campus of Lahore School of Economics this morning. Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, the Rector Lahore School of Economics was in chair.

Speaking on the occassion, Dr. Ishrat Hussain said, “Since 2002, real GDP growth in Pakistan has accelerated from 3.1 percent to 7.6 percent (expected this year). During the same period, per capita income has increased from 0.9 percent to 5.6 percent, budgetary deficit has declined from 4.3 to 3.2 percent. Similarly, the debt servicing capacity has improved substantially along with decline in external debt burden.

First session of the three days conference covered the subject of “Entrepreneurship, Private Investment and Economic Growth. Dr. Abdal Hafeez Sheikh, the Minister of Investment, Government of Pakistan was in chair. Mr. Manzur-ul-Haq, the Chairman PICIC and the Chief Executive International Housing Finance Ltd contributed a paper on the subject.

Session 2
In session two, Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, the Rector Lahore School of Economics was in chair and Dr. Suleman Ghani, Planning and Development Department, Punjab contributed paper on Managing the Public Sector Development Program 2005-10.
Session 3
Dr. A. R. Kemal, the Director PIDE spoke on Microeconomics Management: Breaking Out the Debt Trap. Dr. Shakil Faruqi, Professor Lahore School of Economics presided the session.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/27/2005 09:41:00 AM,

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