The Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) arranged a seminar on “Need for Revolutionizing the Cotton Industry in Pakistan”. The aim and focus of the seminar was to highlight the revolutionary role of the cotton industry in the development of Pakistan. Furthermore, the challenges that are being faced by the industry and the remedial measures to counter these challenges that will result in the increased cotton production. The guest speakers of the seminar included:
a. Mr. Malik Zahoor Ahmed – Senior Advisor Ministry of National Food Security and Research
b. Ali Pervaiz Malik- Chairman Punjab, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)
c. Dr. Yusuf Zafar – Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)
d. Dr. Irfan Baig - Dean Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan
e. Mr. Khalid Abdullah – Cotton Commissioner Ministry of Textile
f. Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed Khan Baloch – Former Chairman Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association
About 200 people including the senior members of CGSS Advisory Board, government representatives, armed forces officers, diplomats, students and experts from cotton and textile industry attended the Seminar.