Pakistan

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Pakistan, with plains, mountains and plateau, has a diverse, fertile and natural resource-rich terrain. The country is spread over more than 795,000 square kilometers from its Arabian Sea coastline to its borders with Iran, Afghanistan, China and India. The population was 179.2 million people in 2014, which makes it the second most populated country of South Asia.

In 2014 Pakistan's GDP was $225.1 billion; GNI per capita was $1,260. Pakistan has faced issues of security in recent years that have greatly reduced its ability to flourish economically. It is a mostly service-based economy, although agriculture is still important. Over 30% of the population lives below the poverty line. A continuing battle with poverty and nutrition is exhibited in the fact that 44% of children under five are stunted.

Environmental issues in Pakistan include deforestation, soil erosion, water shortages, and water pollution from raw sewage, industrial waste, and agricultural runoff. Earthquakes are a potential threat to large sections of the country while flooding routinely occurs along the Indus River, especially during monsoon season.

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Ms. Adiqa Kauser Kiani
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology

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Mr. Ajaz Ahmed
Center for Policy and Management

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Mr. Ali Dehlavi
World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-P)

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Mr. Bashir Ahmed
Innovative Agriculture

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Mr. Ghulam Samad
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)

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Mr. Heman D Lohano
SANDEE

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Mr. Himmayatullah Khan
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), The University of Agriculture

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Mr. Ihtsham Ul Haq Padda
School of Economic Sciences, Federal Urdu University of Art Science and Technology

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Mr. Inayatullah Jan
University of Agriculture

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Mr. Khuda Bakhsh
Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

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Mr. Md. Abdul Saboor
Arid Agriculture University

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Mr. Md. Irfan
COMSATS Islamabad

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Mr. Md. Rafiq
Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Pakistan

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Mr. Md. Sajid Malik Manzoor
Federal Government, Post Graduate College

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Mr. Moeed Wasim Yusuf
Sustainable Development Policy Institute

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Mr. Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain
Department of Management Sciences, COMSAT Institute of Information Technology

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Mr. Muhammad Khan
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology

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Mr. Naeem Akram
Economic Affairs Division

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Mr. Sajid Amin Javed
Sustainable Development Policy Institute

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Mr. Shabib Haider Syed
Forman Christian College

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Ms. Sobia Rose
Institute of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

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Mr. Tanvir Ahmad
Forman Christian College

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Ms. Tehmina Mangan
Department of Agricultural Economics

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Mr. Usman Iftikhar
IUCN Pakistan

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Mr. Waqar Akram
Department of Business Administration Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

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Mr. Waseem Gulzar
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad