Dr. Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry
Punjab province along with the rest of Pakistan is facing multiple issues such as the energy crises, rising unemployment, security threats, increased competition in markets and etc.The Government’s focus over the last few years has been on accelerating domestic and foreign investment in the country, increasing development expenditure, export promotion, facilitating private sector investment,generating employment opportunities, restructuring of public sector corporations and expansion of social safety network and last but not the least, solving the energy issue on a war footing.
Experts in Punjab Economic Forum will assess the overall economic situation of Punjab, review the provincial drivers of growth and propose policy recommendations. PERI, being a dynamic and vibrant research institute, will take on these themes ahead in the future. The recommendations made in Punjab Economic Forum will crystalize into analytical inputs for formulation of forward looking provincial development strategies.