Sunday, February 06, 2011

Seminar talks (1) (Nasir Ali Khan's talk)

Hafiz Hayat Campus UoG.
In the following few Blogs will be sharing of talks by the foreign and economical experts in a seminar held in The University of Gujrat Pakistan.
Mr. Nasir Ali Khan The director Institute of management sciences, Peshawar & Director for Development in social Sciences Higher Education Commission Pakistan. 
He started his talk in he seminar by a wise saying “An empty stomach has no religion”. He said when we talk about Democracy in Pakistan here it means; “holding Elections”. But If by those elections we don’t have established institutions, an independent Judiciary & free Market economy then it means the Democracy is not functioning. 
 He said we may have granted the political citizenship but till date our 80% population is lacking economic citizenship. He coded 9% of our Farmer owns 43% of cultivated area. 91% small farmers own less than 25 Acers of land. Out of that 91%, 76% are those who own less than 12 Acers of land. He said if you look around you will found absolute poverty may get down but relative poverty increased.
 He said the geography of Pakistan especially of Khyber Pakhtun Khuwa is very important. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is unable to give its out put as European Union (EU) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has given by intraregional trade. He further added Why don’t we learn from India and China, How they are developing their economy. Though have political differences but they are doing talk on those out of trade and economic development.
Nasir Khan while talking  in UOG.
He said though now world use to say If America sneeze rest of the world catches cold but in future the player will be different The China will sneeze and the rest of world will catch the cold. He said Democracy mean established institutions, independent judiciary and Free Market economy.

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