Third Workshop on "The Philosophy and Techniques for Quantitative Research"

The closing ceremony of the 3rd annual workshop on ‘The Philosophy and Techniques for Quantitative Research’, organized by the Department of Economics, FJWU held on Feb 14, 2020 at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad was the Chief Guest. In his address Dr. Ahmed deliberated on the significance of connecting the evidence based research with policy. He highlighted the dynamics of both research culture and policy making in Pakistan. He concluded his address with some valuable suggestions for making our research efforts effective from a policymaking perspective.

Prof. Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti, Director WRRC & Professor of English Literature, FJWU was the Guest of Honor. In her address she emphasized that apart from policy formulation we also need to focus on the proper and effective implementation of policies in order to get the desired outcome.

Dr. Bushra Yasmin, Workshop Coordinator, gave the concluding remarks. She showed her indebtedness to Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Mr. Sakib Sherani and Dr. Vaqar Ahmed for being a part of the workshop as valuable guest speakers. Dr. Yasmin briefly discussed the contents covered during various sessions of the workshop. She appreciated the efforts of resource persons of the workshop who made the event dynamic, vibrant and successful. Ms. Saira Tufail, Assistant Professor Department of Economics, presented the vote of thanks. Towards the end of the concluding session, the distinguished guests distributed the certificates among the organizing committee and participants. Prof. Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti and Dr. Bushra Yasmin presented the university souvenir to Dr. Vaqar Ahmed. The session ended with a group photo with the honorable guests.