2nd PRESS BRIEFING SESSION


SAFE held a press briefing of its USAID Small Grants Program funded project on developing a regionally harmonized regulatory framework, on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013, at Hill View Hotel, Islamabad. The meeting got good coverage from renowned media players such as Geo TV and Ajj TV. It was also attended by mainstream print media of Pakistan such as The Jang Group, Business Recorder, Daily News, Nawa-i-Waqt, Daily Ausaf etc. The news clippings and videos have been shared with SGAFP team with this communiqué. SAFE’s consultants, Mr. Murad Baig and Mr. Nabeel Zubair, gave an elaborated presentation on the project progress and talked about their upcoming envisaged visit to the South Asian countries in the following month. Mr. Aftab Ahmad Ch., Secretary General SAFE, in his speech, emphasized on the need to increase cross boarder financial activities within the South Asian region to create strong intraregional links and an integrated economic region. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abid Anwar, USAID Small Grants representative commented that as part of its commitment to the Pakistani people, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to secure a self-sustaining economic future of Pakistan by nurturing more efficient economic environment. He further assured that the people of United States of America are committed to assist Pakistan to further develop its economic sector and economic sustainability.

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