Mardi 20 Mai 2014
de 09:15 à 16:30
Débats Conférences
Ifri Paris

This one-day conférence will discuss various dimensions of Pakistan's domestic and international politics. In particular, the role of Pakistan in its regional environment, the evolution of its economic situation and trade policy, the energy situation in Pakistan will be tackled.

This conference is jointly organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in France and IFRI, Paris.

Provisionnal Programme



9.15 - 9.45 Opening session

His Excellency Ghalib IQBAL, Ambassador of Pakistan in France

Mr. Dominique David, Executive Vice President, Ifri

9.45- 10.55 Pakistan and regional politics: time to move on?

Chairperson: Dr. Isabelle St-Mezard, Senior Analyst, Ifri

“Pakistan"s regional vision under Nawaz Sharif"s government”, Mr. Muhammad Sarwar, Governor Punjab, Former Member of the British Parliament

“A French perspective on Pakistan"s role in the region”, Prof. Jean-Luc Racine, Senior researcher at CNRS

10.40-10.55:Q&A Session

Tea/ coffee break

11.15 - 12.25 Pakistan"s economics: prospects and challenges

Chairperson: Dr. Francoise Nicolas, Director Centre for Asian Studies, Ifri

“The evolution of Pakistan"s socioeconomic situation: an assessment”, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean/Director of International Business Institute, Karachi, Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan

“Working in Pakistan: the experience from a French multinational”, French business representative

“A review of Pakistan"s international trade", Mr. Sultan Allana, Chairman Habib Bank Limited

12.10-12.30 : Q&A Session

12.30 - 14.00: Lunch break

14.00 - 15.15 Overcoming the energy crisis

Chairperson: Marie-Claire Aoun, Director, Center for Energy, Ifri
OR John Seaman, Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

“Pakistan"s National Energy Policy (2013-2018)”, Mirza Hamid Hassan Khan, Former Secretary Ministry of Water and Power

“The energy situation in Pakistan: what needs to be done?”, Nicolas Fornage, Auditor, French Development Agency (AFD), former AFD Country Director for Pakistan (2010-2013)

14.50-15.15: Q&A Session

15.30 - 16.15 Closing Session

Speakers to be confirmed