I hope you agree that it is worth asking, while all this has been happening how have the PSDE and its members (or the academic and research community at large) contributed to policy in this period?
We at PIDE and PSDE began this work but quickly lost focus.
In the three-day PSDE
meeting more than thirty papers on various topics in the field of Economics and other social sciences will be presented.
The support and active participation of these members in the PSDE
Annual General Meetings and Conferences have been vital for maintaining high standards in delivering lectures, panel discussions and presentation of research papers.
The highlights of the PSDE meetings are the Distinguished Lectures by renowned scholars who are invited each year to make presentations on topics relevant to the theme of each conference.
In the end, I would like to thank all the Federal Ministers who took the time out from their busy schedules to be here with us; and to all the members of the Board of Governors and Senior Fellows whose patronage all along has been a source of great strength and encouragement to the PSDE.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The PSDE is highly indebted to all of you for your continued interest and support.
In the end, I would like to thank Mr Shaukat Aziz, other Federal Ministers, Members of the Board of Governors, and Senior Fellows whose patronage all along has been a source of great strength to the PSDE.
This spirit is reflected in the expanding endeavours of the PSDE.
The PSDE held the first essay competition last year the subject to be discussed being Inflation in Pakistan.
Report on the Activities of the Society--by Dr Sarfraz Khan Qureshi, Secretary, PSDE
Inaugural Address by Mian Muhammad Yasin Khan Wattoo, Patron-in-Chief, PSDE