A session on "Valorizing the Economy: Connectivity Dividend"
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an awareness session on "Valorizing the Economy: Connectivity Dividend" conducted by The Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy and MGVCP. The key-note speakers for the session are; Mr. Shahid Javed Burki, Former Vice President World Bank & Former Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Turab Randhawa, Founder, Meta-agri Greater Venture Collective of Pakistan (MGVCP), Mr. Eldos Kenzhahmetov, Former Representative of Kazakh Invest National Company. The event was attended by, Mr. Long Chunjiu, Chief Scientist of Longping South Asia Seed R&D Center, Mr. Ehsan Choudhry, Senior Vice President PCJCCI, , Mr. Aksom Zaheer, Dr. Renuka Thakore, Founder Global Sustainable Futures and Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI. Mr. Shahid Javed Burki, Chairman BIPP exchanged his ideas in the opening remarks that our prime focus is on securing sustainable growth in renewed agriculture options to lessen the balance of trade deficit, in the backdrop of the lessons from the Chinese experience of poverty alleviation through exploiting agricultural resources, gender inclusion in agricultural practices, and tapping on food demands of the 76 million people of the Central Asian States. Mr. Ehsan Choudhry, Senior Vice President PCJCCI shared his views by saying that China's experience in poverty alleviation indicates that courage, vision, sense of responsibility, and the eagerness to take on challenges are the most essential. With strong will and determination, as well as practical action, one can make steady progress towards overcoming poverty and realizing common prosperity. Mr. Turab Randhawa, Founder, Meta-agri Greater Venture Collective of Pakistan (MGVCP), and Mr. Aksom Zaheer stressed upon the legal frameworks that support AgriTech Startups in Pakistan. While Dr. Renuka Thakore also highlighted the importance of Systems-Thinking, and creating sustainability through mutually beneficial partnerships. Mr. Eldos Kenzhahmetov, Former Representative of Kazakh Invest National Company shared about how we could identify opportunities of mutual trade of agri-based products between Kazakhstan and Pakistan. Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI said that we assure full support for future endeavours and image building of Pakistan through enhanced regional connectivity. A renewal of interest of investors in modernizing options for the agriculture produce in Pakistan could be enjoyed in near future.