ICCI hosts consultative session on economic vision


The PRIME Institute, an economic think tank, in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a multi-stakeholder consultative session at ICCI for preparing a draft Economic Vision State of Islamabad.
Representatives of business community, multilaterals, academia, UN Habitat Pakistan and civil society attended the session. Addressing the session, Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Islamabad has great potential for economic growth as it possessed many endowments including 22 universities/degree awarding institutes and young population.
Zia Banday, Director-Center for Local Economic Development, PRIME Institute gave a detailed presentation on the economic potential of Islamabad. He said the economy of Islamabad was comprised of agriculture, industry and services sectors while services sector was providing 87 percent employment.
He shared the draft economic vision statement of Islamabad with the audience and asked them to give their input for further improving it.