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FTA with China: a loss-making deal for Pakistan

By Shahram Haq

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China has had a significant impact on the amount of trade between the two countries. This has prompted a shift from higher productivity to lower productivity in firms, which is far from optimal in the context of Pakistan’s growth strategy.

The relationship between the two countries has a long history and over the last few decades this relationship has been accompanied by significant economic interactions, which include the 2006 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China as well as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/26/2017 01:08:00 PM,

Independence Day Celebrations - 2017

Lahore School of Economics celebrated 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and fervor. The lush green campus was decorated with huge size national flags, thematic balloons and colorful buntings.

Dr Azam Chaudhry, Dean of Lahore School of Economics, who was the chief guest, hoisted the national flag while the faculty, staff and large number of guests recited the national anthem.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/15/2017 12:38:00 PM,

Lahore Journal of Economics

The latest issue of the top ranked Lahore Journal of Economics (Volume 22-1, January-June, 2017, ) is now available online.
This issue covers following topics:

The Statistical Value of Injury Risk in Pakistan’s Construction and Manufacturing Sectors

Ahmad Mujtaba Khan and Asma Hyder


The authors look at injury risk against occupation and industry, using data from the Labor Force Survey for 2013/14. They focus on five blue-collar occupations in two industries (construction and manufacturing), which tend to account for the highest number of injuries. The authors find that the statistical value of injury in these occupations is too small to reflect the wage premium that workers should be paid for risky jobs.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 7/04/2017 10:33:00 AM,

Admissions to Lahore School of Economics 2017 Programs Open

The Lahore School of Economics has invited applications for its MBA Program, MBA for Professional Program, BSc (Hons) Economics Programs, BBA (Hons) and BSc(Hons) Business Programs, and BS (Hons) Social Sciences Programs for the year 2017.

For details regarding Entrance Requirements, Scholarships, Term Schedules, Admission Deadlines and Program lengths, please click at links below:
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/23/2017 02:02:00 PM,

Lahore School of Economics Quality Enhancement Cell

The Lahore School of Economics reconstituted its Quality Enhancement Cell. The following are the members of the reconstituted QEC:

1. Dr. Azam Chaudhry, Professor and Dean, Department of Economics and Head QEC
2. Ms. AmberinTanveer, Director, QEC
3. Ms. MamoonaNazeer, Deputy Director, QEC
4. Ms. Sehrish Khan, Senior Assistant Director, QEC
5. Ms. Rabia Rauf, Assistant Director, QEC
6. Ms. KhadeejaIdrees, Assistant Director, QEC
7. Ms. Sundus Farooq, Assistant Director, QEC

Membership of International Bodies:

The Lahore School of Economics renewedmemberships of the following International Bodies during the year 2016-17:

1. Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
2. International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/21/2017 11:45:00 AM,

Vivo Pakistan Recruitment Drive

Vivo Pakistan team visited the Lahore School of Economics on 31 May 31 2017 to conduct their recruitment drive for our Bachelors and MBA students. Mr Marvin Zhan, Chief Sales Officer gave a brief introduction about the company’s inception and its launch in Pakistan. He also told the students that with 136 million annual cellular mobile phone users, Pakistan presents an ideal landscape for all mobile companies. The team then conducted interviews of the students attending the recruitment drive. Madeeha Riaz, Director HR talked about the hiring process for their Management Trainee Program. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

Vivo is a global technology company that designs, develops, and manufactures smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. It is Launching in Pakistan in June, 2017.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/01/2017 02:40:00 PM,

Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited Recruitment Drive

Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited visited the Lahore School of Economics to conduct their recruitment drive on 1 June 2017 for our Bachelors students for sales positions at their organization. Mr Saad Ahmad, Group head Sales talked about career opportunities and growth prospects in Pak Qatar Limited. He explained the hiring process and training they offer to the students who become part of Pak Qatar. He emphasized on how lucrative sales jobs have become these days by quoting his own example. The presentation was followed by interviews of the students attending the session.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/01/2017 01:00:00 PM,

Berger Recruitment Drive

Berger Paints Pakistan Limited visited the Lahore School of Economics for their recruitment drive on 30 May 2017. Sadia Aurangzeb, HR Business Partner for Berger Paints briefed the students about their Management Trainee Executive Program (MTE). It was followed by a written test. She also explained the hiring process in detail. 
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/31/2017 02:33:00 PM,

Packages Recruitment Drive

Packages Limited visited the Lahore School of Economics on 30 May 2017 to carry out their recruitment drive for their Area Sales Manager positions. A large number of for the graduating Bachelor and MBA students attended the Packages recruitment session. Mr Subhan Zahid, Assistant Manager BUCP Conversion, started off with talking about Packages newest addition which is the Packages Mall. He told the students that almost every company in Pakistan outsources Packages Ltd for their packaging requirement.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/31/2017 02:29:00 PM,

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