Addressing a seminar "Building for Tomorrow" organised by General Electric (GE) on 17th May, 2016 in Islamabad, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal asserted that the country could not achieve economic stability due to political instability, inconsistent and outdated policies and disjointed governance in the past. He argued that those who fail to embrace change will be wiped out and those who embrace change will be the beneficiaries. "If you look at Pakistan, we have not done as bad as many of us would like us to believe. We have missed many opportunities in the past and if we summarise those missed opportunities we can attribute this story of dropped catches to three or four factors," he added. Japan, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey and India ensured political stability and policy continuity and were able to reap the benefits. In Pakistan, we were more involved in playing political games and lost sight of economic gains. Countries that learnt to be more competitive by enhancing productivity, better quality and fostering innovations could win the battle. Pakistan had old infrastructure as investment was not made in energy, physical or human infrastructure. While the successful countries adopted collaborative platforms for governance, Pakistan persisted with silos and disjointed platform of governance.