Published Date: Dec 12, 2018
Govt’s size should be reduced in order to curb extra expenditures: economist
A seminar was held at Government College University (GCU) on Tuesday on Policy Options to Address Structural Weaknesses in Pakistan’s Economy.
Speaking on the occasion, eminent economist Dr Vaqar Ahmed pointed out the lack of coordination between institutional bodies in reforming the country’s economic system. He made a presentation to the audience on the Malaysian Economic Model of Growth and underlined the need for bringing down the size of the government, saying that it would help in curtailing the non-essential expenditures from the society.
Dr Vaqar Ahmed, who is the joint executive director of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) discussed the basis for competitiveness in the government institutions and need for the post eighteenth amendment institutional reforms.
A large number of faculty members and students attended the seminar organized by the university’s Mehboobul Haq Economics Society.
Later, Dr Ahmed held a detailed meeting with GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Hassan Amir Shah and explored opportunities of research collaboration between GCU and SDPI.