Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Themed ‘Strategic Business Leaders | Capacity & Character’, the third edition of the annual ‘ACCA Pakistan Leadership Conversation 2019 (PLC 2019) concluded with a high profile event in Islamabad. The agenda at the PLC 2019 examined a wide range of key topics from institutional reforms to global competitiveness to digital revolution.

Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs attended this multi-stakeholder conference in Islamabad as the Chief Guest and in his speech he shared the government’s long-term vision for country’s economic growth and emphasised on the role of professional accountants in promoting ethics and professionalism. Andleeb Abbas, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs also delivered a keynote address on Pakistan’s economic prospects and the role of diplomacy in improving Pakistan’s international trade.

The British High Commission Islamabad has also joined ACCA as a co-organiser for this conference and was represented by senior diplomats and staff who also shared their views and insights on the discussion topics.

The conference also included a dedicated session for the leading policy makers and business operators to debate the implications of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Hassan Daud Butt, Project Director – CPEC, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms delivered an exclusive presentation explaining the CPEC projects and their impact on country’s economy. Haroon Sharif, Chairman, Board of Investment gave an overview of government’s efforts in attracting and facilitating foreign investors and shared BOI’s vision for making Pakistan a hub of economic activity in the region.

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