03:00PM to 4:00PM
SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
One of the lessons which both India and Pakistan can learn from other countries most notably China is allowing provinces/states especially bordering provinces to reach out to each other. While over the past decade, the Punjab’s, Rajasthan-Sindh and some other sub-regional governments have been making attempts to cement ties, even basic economic linkages and CBM’s get scuttled due to excessive red tape. This in spite of national leaderships on both sides being keen for promoting greater economic linkages between both countries. This presentation will attempt to give an overview of some of the important developments in this realm, obstacles to the same and ways in which this can be made more effective.
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Chair: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI
Tridivesh Singh, Independent Foreign Policy Analyst, India