Mamnoon Hussain (President of Pakistan)
17th Sustainable Development Conference
9th December 2014 Islamabad
"I am pleased to note that SDPI has been providing research-based policy recommendations to the Government of Pakistan on issues of Food Security, Energy, Economy, Social Sector Development, Climate Change and the Vision 2025. This engagement highlights willingness of the Government of Pakistan to provide wider space to independent policy research."
Khurram Dastgir Khan (Federal Minister for Commerce and Industry)
Launch of a World Bank study: 'Stitches to Riches: Apparel Employment, Trade, and Economic Development.'
5th May 2016 Islamabad
The size of Pakistani apparel manufacturers is still small compared to the overall textile sector. For that sector to grow, the government will continue to initiate discussion under the auspices of SDPI to finalize as to what kind of particular incentives in the budget can be provided to the apparel manufacturers.
Ishaq Dar (Federal Minister for Finance, Govt of Pakistan)
8th South Asian Economic Summit (Islamabad)
8th December 2015
Finance Ministry had incorporated most of the policy recommendations of SDPI's last year Sustainable Development Conference at the macro level economic decisions. While formulating trade-related policies, we particularly took into account SDPI's proposals like border entry level facilities, removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and building infrastructures. We look forward to the upcoming policy recommendations.
Ahsan Iqbal (Minister of Planning, National Reforms, and Development)
18th Sustainable Development Conference (Islamabad)
December 07, 2015
I express my pride to see intellect that combined both policy and practice from across the world under one roof at SDPI's 18th Sustainable Development Conference. The Sustainable Development Goals would remain a distant dream for our region unless our countries worked to become secure, open and partners for achievement for a long-term prosperity.