Pakistan Press International
Published Date: Mar 5, 2013
SDPI to hold seminar ?Regional Connectivity and Economic Growth in South Asia? tomorrow
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) will hold a seminar under
titled ‘Regional Connectivity and Economic Growth in South Asia” tomorrow
Monday at SDPI Seminar Hall.
speakers will speak on the occasion included Mr Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar,
Governance Specialist, Economic Reforms Unit (ERU), Ministry of Financ, Dr
Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI.
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.