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Mr. Shahid Javed Burki the Chairman BIPP delivered a lecture at the National Institute of Public Policy on June 19, 2019.

Mr. Shahid Javed Burki the Chairman BIPP delivered a lecture at the National Institute of Public Policy on June 19, 2019. In the lecture "Pakistan's need of the hour: A program of policy and structural change" Mr. Burki addressed some of the challenges faced by Pakistan by raising several questions followed by some answers. While discussing future development paradigm for development in Pakistan he stressed the need to build on many positivities which Pakistan possesses and emphasized to fully harness the potential of high value agriculture, SMEs, modern service sector etc. The full text of his lecture is available at http://www.sjbipp.org/publications/PB/pdf/PB-57-19.pdf The event was graced by Dr. Ishrat Hussain as chief guest who agreed with Mr. Burki's line of argumentation and further added his reflections on the criticality to pursue demandand STEM based quality ducation to maximize the youth dividend of Pakistan. The lecture was attended by senior government officials, public members of the provate sector, and academia who actively participated through incisive Q&A. This lecture marked the beginning of a series of lectures to be organized by BIPP on major policy issues to generate and disseminate knowledge and enrich evidence based policy process in Pakistan.

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