Panel Discussion on "Governance Dysfunction and Development Deficit in Pakistan" at Lahore Garrison University.

On 22nd June 2023, The Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy at Netsol, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations at Lahore Garrison University, organized a thought provoking panel discussion on "Governance Dysfunction and Development Deficit in Pakistan." The esteemed panelists, consisting of Mr. Shahid Najam (Vice Chairman - BIPP), Mr. Babar Yaqoob (Vice Chairman Operations - BIPP), Mr. Sohail Ahmed (Chairman BOD's Punjab Urban Unit), and Dr. Hassan Daud Butt (Associate Professor - Bahria University, former CEO KPK Board of Investment and Trade), shared their valuable insights and expertise on various aspects of governance and its impact on development. The engaging discussion covered key themes such as good governance, the governance structure, the role of the judiciary, the rule of power versus the rule of law, the role of youth, and the critical juncture Pakistan finds itself in. The panel shed light on the challenges faced by our nation, emphasizing the urgent need for accountability, transparency, effective implementation, and a strong political system. They highlighted the significance of elected governments and their efficient replacement to ensure good and effective governance. The session was followed by a lively Q&A session and with remarks of gratitude Dr. Zainab Ahmed (HOD, Department of IR, LGU). Major General Shahzad Sikander (Retd) (Vice Chancellor - LGU) presented souvenirs to the distinguished panelists, making the event even more memorable.