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Regional Connectivity and Economic Growth in South Asia

Mar 4

3:00 am to 5:00 pm

SDPI, Islamabad

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Entry is open to all

countries via mutual trade is part of future economic paradigm known as ‘Single
Economic Unit’, a vision widely supported by international financial institutions
and the G-20 countries. Regionally connectivity in South Asian poses tremendous
potential that would not only encourage development but can also turn South
Asia into world’s ‘engine of growth’. 

regional ‘energy resources’ to ‘consumption centres’ is nowhere else as
important as in the South Asian Region, which is a home to about one third of
the world’s population. Tied with the lace of energy transportation lines,
South Asia can emerge thriving and peaceful.

and energy go hand-in-hand, and South Asia, which is portrayed as ‘shining’ on
the heels of its young population, can use geography to its advantage. The
first and foremost condition for this magic to happen is peace with ‘Simple
Harmonic Equilibrium,” which means that all major disputes are maintainable
without any external or internal pressure or support of people on either side.

Chair: Mr Tahir Dhindsa, Editor, Economic Policy Bulletin, SDPI


  • Mr Muhammad Naveed
    Iftikhar, Governance Specialist,  Economic Reforms Unit (ERU), Ministry of
  • Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI