Published Date: Apr 12, 2017
Decentralization key to national economic growth
The whole economic system in Pakistan has become stale, overly centralized and hence inefficient and incapable of redressing the challenges. Therefore, the system should be revamped with a decentralized and patterns based systems with a holistic approach. Dr. Nadeem-ul- Haque, former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan said this while delivering a lecture on his recent book ‘Looking Back: How Pakistan Became an Asian Tiger by 2050’, at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Tuesday.
Dr. Nadeem ul Haque on the occasion said that the academia in Pakistan was lacking research whereas mainstream media in the country was also ignoring the development issues. The government was also not supporting inclusive discussion on national economic needs and hence, there could not be develop a discourse that could have been fundamental in setting national goals and targets. Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) earlier elaborated that at the occasion when the federal and provincial governments were gearing up to make their budgets, such deliberations had immense importance.