75th Anniversary, LUMS, London School of Economics partnered IG News

Islamabad: The South Asia Center of the London School of Economics and Political Science organized the “Pakistan @ 75” summit, which was held at LUMS recently. More than 250 students, professors, businessmen and industry members came together for this collaborative event to engage in a range of insightful discussions about everything from charity and public policy to health and the economic future of Pakistan.

The summit was officially inaugurated by Professor Alnoor Bhimani, Honorary Dean of the Sulaiman Dawood School of Business, LUMS, Professor and Director of the LSE South Asia Centre. Bhimani said the discussion about Pakistan’s legal, economic and developmental challenges and issues is something the rest of the world can learn from.

While LUMS Vice Chancellor Dr. Arshad Ahmed said that “[email protected] brings forward-looking themes to modernize Pakistan and build its potential to become a powerhouse on a bold trajectory of nation-building agenda,” University Rector Mr. Shahid Hussain Talked about the vital importance of discussing the future of Pakistan. The events began with a panel discussion on “Decolonization Legislation for a Modern Pakistan”.

According to Dame Maura McGowan, a judge of the High Court of England and Wales, decolonization is “a futile exercise until we have an image of what it might look like”. The panel that gave their opinion on the matter included Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Dr. Amber Dar, Ms. Sara Malkani and Mr. Salman Akram Raja.

Dr. Ali Cheema, Director of MHRC and Founding Member of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Provost of LUMS, Ms. Sania Nishtar, Champion of Public Health, and Mr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Founder of Akhuwat Foundation and School of LUMS Dr. Maryam Chughtai, Associate Dean of Education, was on the second panel discussing “Can Pakistan become South Asia”.

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