The Wilson Center’s Asia Program and Program on America and the Global Economy along with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan Present:

 Pakistan-India Trade:

What Needs to be Done? What Does it Matter?

  Monday, April 23, 2012, 9:45 A.M.- 4:15 P.M.

5th Floor Conference Room


9:45     Registration and coffee

10:00   Introduction

Robert M. Hathaway, director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

10:15   Panel I: Moving forward on MFN

Ijaz Nabi, visiting professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Pakistan country director, International Growth Centre

A view from Pakistan

Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service (invited)

A view from India

Ishrat Hussain, dean and director, Institute of Business Administration (Karachi)

Dissenting views             

12:30   Luncheon

1:00     Luncheon keynote address

Zafar Mahmood, commerce secretary, government of Pakistan

2:00     Panel II: Broadening the debate

Amin Hashwani, founder, Pakistan-India CEO’s Business Council

Social issues, civil society, and security

Nisha Taneja, professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Non-tariff barriers, infrastructure deficiencies, and high transaction costs

Ejaz Ghani, economic adviser for South Asia, World Bank

Regional implications

4:15     Adjournment


*RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to*

 Please allow time for security procedures when you arrive at the Wilson Center. A photo ID is required for entry. The Center is located in the southeast wing of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Please see for complete information. The closest Metro station is Federal Triangle on the blue or orange line. Parking is available in the Reagan Building basement, but because of security delays we recommend coming by cab or Metro.

This conference has been made possible through the generosity

 of the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan.


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