BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University Bahawalpur and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad organized a seminar on reforms agenda for long-term economic development at Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus. The seminar was presided over by Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and the chief guest was Vice Chancellor Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad Prof. Dr. Nadeem ul Haq. Commissioner Bahawalpur Raja Jahangir Anwar participated as the guest of honour in the concluding session. President Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali Mann, Pro Vice Chancellor Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad Dr. Durr-e-Nayab, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Rubina Bhatti and Chairman of the Department of Economics Dr. Abid Rasheed Gill and faculty members were present on this occasion. The participants said that universities provide the blueprint and framework for social and economic development. Research in universities can actually play a key role in social and economic development, policy-making institutions should consult the experts in universities to deal with the existing social, especially economic problems. Pakistan is a country rich in natural resources. Pakistan needs the best economic road map for which universities can play a pivotal role. Pakistan needs long-term and short-term planning for sustainable development. All the social and political circles of the country should agree on the charter of economy for the economic development of Pakistan. The economic reform agenda can be formulated with the help of experts and researchers in universities. By following which, Pakistan can get rid of the economic crisis. Pakistan is rich in manpower and natural resources. What is required is proper planning and execution. During the seminar, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad for mutual cooperation and collaboration. Later, the participants of the seminar discussed in separate groups on the topic of social attitudes, social capital, institutional reforms, role of community in policy making.