From Garments Manufacturing to Growth

Venue: Conference Hall, CDPR

Date: 13th Oct 2017, Tuesday

Time: 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) hosted its sixteenth Lahore Policy Exchange talk on “From Garments Manufacturing to Growth.” A key route to lifting Pakistanis out of poverty is employment in export industries, chiefly the garments manufacturing sector. But Pakistan’s garments sector is hindered by an unfavorable policy environment and constant energy shortages, leading to underwhelming export performance compared to other countries in the region. These aspects were discussed by our three speakers: Naved Hamid, Professor of Economics at Lahore School of Economics, and co-author of a recent International Growth Centre paper, “Implementing policies for competitive garments manufacturing”, Mujtaba Piracha, Secretary Industries in Government of Punjab and Sajid Saleem Minhas, CEO of Delta Garments Limited. Ijaz Nabi, Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Consortium for Development Policy Research and Pakistan Country Director at the International Growth Centre, moderated the discussion.