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Why the IMF?

Rashid Amjad 

AS a champion of market fundamentalism and regaining and maintaining macroeconomic balance, however high the costs, there are very few people and even fewer economists who have a good word to say about the IMF.

Indeed, going for support to the IMF is a country’s worse economic nightmare as implementing its standard prescription of strong stabilisation measures, backed by tough economic reforms, inevitably results in economic misery for the poor and the newly emerging middle class. However, without its support and ‘letter of confidence’, many countries face the threat of default as programme lending from IFIs (World Bank, Asian Development Bank) is dependent on their green signal and without it global financial markets punish you with unaffordable high rates of interest.

Pakistan has been under a dozen IMF programmes over the last 30 years of which only two have been successfully completed. Both sides blame the other — the IMF that we have never followed through promised reforms and our economic policymakers that the cost is far too high and the benefits a distant mirage.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 1/02/2023 10:32:00 AM,

Management Policy and Practice


Akbar Ayub Khan, CEO/Co-Founder at VIZ-PRO Pvt. Ltd. gave a talk to the students of E-MBA who are enrolled in the course “Management Policy and Practice” on Sunday, December 10, 2022.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/12/2022 12:26:00 PM,

Marketing Strategy


Khurram Javaid, Chief Commercial Officer at Fauji Foods (Ltd.) visited The Lahore School of Economics on Saturday, December 10, 2022, to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course “Marketing Strategy”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/10/2022 12:39:00 PM,


Professor Aarish Sardar, Head Department of Visual Communication Design at BNU delivered a lecture on ‘Developing Visual Identity for Brands’ to #LahoreSchoolofEconomics BBA II Marketing and Media Studies Students.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/10/2022 10:59:00 AM,

Strategic Management


Irfan Siddiqui, President and CEO at Meezan Bank visited The Lahore School of Economics on Wednesday, December 07, 2022 to give a talk to BBA IV students who are enrolled in the course “Strategic Management”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/08/2022 09:59:00 AM,

Entrepreneurship and Platform-based Value Creation

Mr. Qasif Shahid, Co-founder, and CEO of Finja delivered a session to the MBAs at the Lahore School of Economics on Entrepreneurship and Platform-based Value Creation on 6 December 2022. During the session, he highlighted the following trends and shared the following insights.



It is wrong to think of Entrepreneurship as an “electric guitar” which one has purchased after following a trend. “Entrepreneurship consumes your soul.” It is not about starting a business that everyone else has been doing, such as indulging in trading, buying plots, making plazas, or running a shop. It is more about creating something which did not exist before, which you can grow, which should impact others, and which in its very foundational design is premised upon creating value not only for yourself but also for the stakeholders around you. All great entrepreneurs in the primary phase of entrepreneurship were doing something noble; if they changed into something else, they changed having reached a certain scale, size, and success.Read more »

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/07/2022 04:16:00 PM,

Advanced Operations Management


Mr. Nawed Abbasi Tanveer, VP of Supply Chain and Operations at Total Parco Pakistan visited the Lahore School of Economics on Monday, December 05, 2022, to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course  “Advanced Operations Management”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/06/2022 11:24:00 AM,

Lahore School of Economics pays tribute to renowned scholar Dr. Saigol

Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS), Lahore School of Economics organized an honorary tribute to the late eminent scholar, writer, and activist Dr. Rubina Saigol.


Ms Khawar Mumtaz – a renowned women’s rights activist and the former Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women – talked about Dr. Saigol’s impact on the society and institutions governed by social pressures, social biases, and prejudices against women. She said: “Dr. Saigol was a key theorist who looked at feminism through the lens of diversity.Read more »

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/05/2022 03:40:00 PM,

Marketing Research


Maryam Wazirzada, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Iris Communications gave a talk to the students of MBA II who are enrolled in the course  “Marketing Research” on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/01/2022 12:35:00 PM,

Sales Force Management


Mr. Hasan Adnan Ahmed, Field Sales Director at Coca Cola Pakistan visited the Lahore School of Economics to give a lecture to the MBA II students who are enrolled in the course of “Sales Force Management” on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/01/2022 12:31:00 PM,

Marketing Strategy


Mr. Khurram Javaid, Chief Commercial Officer at Fauji Foods (Ltd.) visited The Lahore School of Economics on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course of “Marketing Strategy”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/01/2022 12:31:00 PM,

Advanced Operations Management


Salman Danish, CEO at Catalyst Ventures Pakistan visited the Lahore School of Economics on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course  “Advanced Operations Management”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/30/2022 12:03:00 PM,

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