KARACHI - Former Federal Minister Shaukat Tarin has said that majority of the population of the country is under the age of 25, saying that it’s our responsibility to create job opportunities for them on war footing.

He was delivering a lecture at a one-day summit on “Pakistan economic woes and solutions” at a local hotel in Karachi.

Renowned economists and financial sector experts also highlighted the different ideas that are required for putting the country’s economy back on the track.

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan, Chief Executive Officer Nutshell Forum, said “The aim and objective of this conference was to provide policy-makers, traders, businessmen and academia a roadmap with well defined milestones to jump start Pakistan’s economy.  Azfar said that the existence and interaction of the key economic managers of the country, young and senior businessmen, chartered accountants and tax specialists, academia and students will be an ideal opportunity to come up with robust economic plan which can become a building block for the policies to be rolled out.

Nadeem Hussain, President Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited, Nadeem Naqvi, Managing Director Karachi Stock Exchange, Sirajuddin Aziz, President Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Federal Textile Advisor, and some other speakers from renowned institutions and organizations also discussed the current economical problems and solutions in the summit.

Professionals from diversified fields related to energy, finance, textile, academia and other prominent sectors participated in conference and got information of the key issues faced by the country’s economy.