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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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Time to reimagine Pakistan-Saudi economic ties

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has brought to Pakistan what is being called a “record investment package” to provide welcome relief for its cash-strapped ally. He also hopes to address regional geopolitical challenges. 

February 17, 2019

An infrastructural face-lift for Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a detailed, at times personal speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday, detailing his vision for a Pakistan built on accountability, justice, and meritocracy. 

February 13, 2019

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