Summit and Expo "70 years of Development Journey" organized by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan, 17 August 2017
A three-day Summit and Expo on "70 Years of Development Journey" was organized by the Ministry of Panning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan on August 17, 2017 as a part of 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan. The major objective of the expo was to highlight the achievements made in different sectors of the economy during last 70 years and to sensitize the youth about their future responsibilities. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission H. E. Mr. Sartaj Aziz and Minister for Interior H. E. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal took part in the summit. More than 1000 people including intellectuals and youth of Pakistan also participated in the summit. H.E Mr. Ahsan Iqbal in his address rightly related to story of Pakistan with Charles Dickens's "The Tale of Two Cities"! He emphasized that political stability and continuity of policies is vital for the sustainable development in the country. He encouraged over 60 million youth of Pakistan towards Entrepreneurship and to play their part in the development of Pakistan. Along with other intellectuals President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro also joined in the summit.