Report by: Rashid Mehmood
In Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the well-known academic and literary organization “Izhar” organized a special discussion session regarding the founding day of the kingdom, which was hosted by the general secretary of the organization, Rashid Mahmood, and the special guest was from Pakistan, Colonel (retd) Ghiyasuddin Zaka and other speakers from various domains enlightened the importance of the founding day of Saudi Arabia, the vision 2030 of the Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the steps taken for the development of the Saudi economy.
Speaking in the discussion, Rashid Minhas, an expert in the field of telecom, discussed in detail the steps taken in this sector, Saudi Arabia’s investment in this regard, the current technology, and the steps to be taken in the future.
Mansoor Mehboob, an expert in the field of economics and finance who is associated with the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia, discussed digital banking, the Saudi economy and the role of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia and emphasized the importance of the Roshan digital account program.
Speaking on the oil and gas sector, Engineer Saber Amani shed light on the role of the oil sector in the global economy and discussed the paradigm shift of the oil sector and non-oil revenue in the economy and the steps taken by the Saudi government in this regard were much appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Rafiq Muhammad Chaudhry called the construction sector the basis of the development of the country and highlighted in detail the investments, laws, and rules of safety measures in this sector. He has been recently included in the list of the top 2% of scientists by Stanford University and he was congratulated for this honour.
While discussing the revolutionary development of Saudi Arabia in the field of education, renowned educationist Professor Azmatullah Bhutta praised the efforts of the government of Saudi Arabia and said that it is necessary for Pakistan to take steps in light of the experience of the Saudi educational model and the same model should be used for the development and promotion of Pakistan’s education sector, which will have far-reaching and positive results.
While participating in the discussion, the chief guest Colonel Ghiyasuddin explained the poor performance of Pakistan Steel Mills and its reasons while discussing in detail the role of the textile sector in Pakistan and the cotton industry in the economy of Pakistan.