The prestigious conference was attended by former Foreign Minister for Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar, Businessman Syed Babar Ali, Vice Chancellor LUMS Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Chairman Planning and Development Irfan Illahi, a fifteen member delegation comprising of researchers, academics and industry stakeholders from Delhi including Secretary Industries, Commerce & Investment, Punjab; CEO of Punjab Board of Trade & Investment; renowned journalists and representatives of Karachi and Lahore Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the Agriculture and Pharmaceutical Sectors and academics from India and Pakistan. The conference was held in sixsessions over two days.
The first session of the conference on day one highlighted broader trade issues between India and Pakistan.The second session explored various issues on agriculture trade and the last session of the day was on the pharmaceutical sector.
Among the speakers and presenters were Dr. Turab Hussain (LUMS), Dr. Manzoor Ahmad (USAID), Dr. I.N. Mukherji (Consultant UN ESCAP, Delhi), Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Usman Khan (LUMS),Nadia Rehman (USAID/World Bank), Afaq Tiwana (Chairman FAP), Nadia Mukhtar (LUMS), Manoj Pant(Jawaharlal Nehru University), Samavai Batool (SDPI), Nazish Afraz (LUMS), Umer Bhatti (SDPI), Biswajeet Nag (India), Saad Shabbir (SDPI) and Afaq Hussain (Brief Pvt. LTD Delhi).
These sessions were followed by a talk by Ms. Hina RabbaniKhar who gave an overview of the political aspect of Pakistan-India Trade and her efforts as ex Foreign Minister in Normalizing trade between the two countries. For more information on the conference, please visit: www.lums.edu.pk