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Dr. Vaqar Ahmed

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed is joint executive director at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He has served as an adviser 
to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and has undertaken assignments with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Finance, Planning and Commerce Ministries in Pakistan.

Twitter: @vaqarahmed​

 
 

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Making China-Pakistan agri cooperation politically safe

The long-term (2017-2013) plan of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) places agriculture development in Pakistan as a major area of bilateral cooperation and views development in this sector as a way to reduce poverty in the country.

December 27, 2018

Pakistan must stop turning a blind eye to Balochistan’s economic woes 

Faced with a severe balance of payment crisis, Pakistan’s new government invited a business delegation from Saudi Arabia to explore Balochistan’s investment potential – an arrangement which, at that point, was expected to yield a foreign currency inflow. 

November 01, 2018