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Published Date: Dec 18, 2018

SDPI pays tribute to Sartaj Aziz as living legend of Pakistan

Main economists, politicians, journalists, overseas coverage and growth specialists on Monday celebrated the successes and achievement of Sartaj Aziz as a residing legend of Pakistan.
They had been talking at a particular seminar titled ‘A Tribute to a Dwelling Legend: Celebrating Life and Work of Sartaj Aziz’ organised by Sustainable Growth Coverage Institute (SDPI), at Islamabad.
SDPI Government Director (ED) Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri mentioned that one proof of residing nations is that they honour and respect the artistic geniuses residing amongst them. He mentioned that Pakistan also needs to rejoice its greats and contemplate it a supply of optimism in society.
“The legends sequence was began to ask position fashions in order that they’re heard and their expertise is disseminated to the youth, who’ve restricted themselves to tabs and mobiles,” he added.
Dr Hafeez A Pasha, Former Finance Minister mentioned that Sartaj Aziz because the finance minister was a really succesful captain and by no means misplaced his cool even in a troublesome scenario. He mentioned Sartaj Aziz has unbelievable functionality and mind in addition to grip and authority with reference to the economic system and overseas affairs.
Jalil Abbas Jilani, former ambassador of Pakistan to the USA mentioned that nice persons are identified by their data, integrity and dedication to the social providers, and Sartaj Aziz has the all these qualities which distinguish him. He mentioned that Sartaj Aziz is recognised as consensus builder and builder of establishments. “His efficiency was excellent in each area, be it finance minister, overseas minister or minister of meals and agriculture,” he added.
Senior journalist and anchorperson Saleem Safi mentioned that Sartaj Aziz’s contribution within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms was large and an out of the field job, which might be remembered in historical past.
Boston College Dean Dr Adil Najam mentioned that Sartaj Aziz ought to have been my president no less than twice which in truth might elevate the establishment of the presidency. He additionally mentioned that Sartaj ought to’ve been a growth minister as an alternative of a overseas minister.
Greater Schooling Fee (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri mentioned that Sartaj Aziz is a repository of data and speaking to him like speaking to Google. “Sartaj has the flexibility to carry folks collectively and construct consensus,” he mentioned whereas including that Sartaj can also be position mannequin for civil servants.
BISP Chairperson Dr Sania Nishter mentioned that Sartaj Aziz has distinctive attributes of integrity, acumen, perspective, loyalty and imaginative and prescient, which distinguish him as a nice human being.
Advisor to PM for Institutional Reforms and Austerity of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Hussain mentioned that it’s our normal perspective that we frequently admire our legend after their demise, however SDPI’s effort to honour residing legends of their lives is commendable. He mentioned that Sartaj has the competency, compassion, dedication and character to show across the issues. “He’s a person of character who would by no means compromise on his ideas,” he mentioned whereas including that Pakistan wants politicians like Sartaj Aziz and those that have such attributes.
“Sartaj Aziz deserves to be the president of Pakistan, which is least that this nation owes to him,” he additional added.
The previous finance minister was overwhelmed by the remarks of panellists and termed it as an emotional event of his life. He mentioned that he has each successes and disappointments to share and that the true secret of his successes was his sense of dedication to sure beliefs.
“The guideline of my profession was trying to find imaginative and prescient which helped me look past routine parameters. An important factor in a single’s life is the impression one is ready to make on different folks’s lives,” he mentioned.
Whereas sharing disappointments all through his life, Sartaj mentioned that owing to recurrent political instability, Pakistan failed to realize the dream of the quickest rising economic system of South Asia. He mentioned that it was our collective failure to construct a robust and secure democracy, which resulted within the lack of East Pakistan. “Pakistan can survive as a dynamic and viable political entity solely via a real democratic framework based mostly on sturdy establishments and the rule of legislation,” he mentioned.
He recommended that to satisfy the institutional challenges, we have to strictly comply with the benefit standards, cease political interference, giving due significance to professionals and work with a ardour for Pakistan and never for cash.