Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL) hosted a discussion forum for the National Management College (NMC) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. This visit was a part of their inland study tours of the federal, provincial, civil and public establishments engaged in public policy formulation and implementation. The event was organised to facilitate interaction between the Senior Civil Officers under training and Industry Experts to gain better understanding of the role of private sector in socio-economic development of Pakistan. The group comprised of 16 Officers from National Management College.
The discussion commenced with Dr Imran Ali, Rector KSBL, introducing the audience to the vision and mission of the institution, followed-by presentations by Mr. Shahab Rizvi, Director & Chief Executive, Novartis Pakistan, and Mr. Saeed Allawala, Managing Director, Atco Laboratories Limited.
Mr. Shahab and Mr. Saeed discussed the role of the government in making quality medicines available in the country. They discussed the significance of health and medicine in the political sector and the policy making structure in detail. Mr. Saeed presented the broader perspective of pharmaceutical Industries in Pakistan. He also shared information about the overall industry size, local industry progress, NMC Contribution and Industry comparison with India and Bangladesh. Dr Imran Ali in his research presentation discussed the 13 propositions of Business Development starting from the eighteenth century till today.
During the Questions/Answers session, the forum emphasised on the requirement for greater dialogues between the sectors concerned in policy making and the importance of converged understanding between parties involved. They spoke about public policy decisions being complex, involving several stake holders; the producers, manufacturers, media, courts, government, and the people at large, to develop a process, vision, and strategy aimed for public welfare.
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