The Pakistan Institute of Development (PIDE) holds its fourth annual convocation on Tuesday.

According to a press statement issued by PIDE, the Minister for Planning and Development and Chancellor of PIDE, Professor Ahsan Iqbal, was the chief guest at the fourth annual convocation held at Jinnah Convention Center.

“We live in an age of information; economic & social policy can no longer remain isolated from real-time data & robust research foundations. New forces of technology, information, globalization, & innovation are shifting development paradigms.” said minister Ahsan Iqbal.

The event was attended by graduate students, their parents, and noted academics in education, economics and research from across Pakistan.

On the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of PIDE, Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque an eminent economist, gave a detailed account of PIDE’s achievements and services to the country in the fields of academia and research, the statement added.

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