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Mr. Asad Rizvi, Marketing Head at OLX delivered a talk to the students of MBA II who are enrolled in the course of “Marketing Strategy” on Friday, December 10, 2021.

posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/11/2021 10:55:00 AM,

Covid-19 Crisis & Asian Migration Launched

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain has said that the economic and political disparities surfaced between home and host countries as a result of the pandemic. He emphasised that an important aspect which surfaced as a result of the pandemic was the economic and political disparities between home and host countries.

He was speaking as a Chief Guest at the launch of book “Covid-19 Crisis & Asian Migration” edited by Dr Nasra M Shahat at the Lahore School of Economics, Burki Campus. Dr Azam Amjad Chaudhry, HoD and Dean of Faculty of Economics, Lahore School of Economics opened the proceedings of the launch. Dr Ishrat elaborated that Japan and Europe were facing a decline in population growth which would materialise into shortage of labour. Pakistan that has a growing population and labour force, which can make up for the shortage in these economies but the ability to exploit that opportunity rests on being able to identify the relevant sectors and building the required skill sets. He raised important questions for future policy and research. Talking about Saudi Arabia, host to the largest Pakistani migrant workers, he drew attention towards the implications of liberalisation happening in the country on the outflows of migrants from Pakistan and the living conditions of all migrant workers in general. Especially since the liberalisation in the context of migration would mean a shift away from the current kaffala (sponsorship) system.

He also touched upon the issue of stigmatisation of migrant workers in the host countries and xenophobia. On the subject of remittances, he pointed out that while the macroeconomic linkages and importance has been well-established, there is a need to evaluate the consumption patterns of these remittances by households. He recognised the richness of coverage and diversity of the contents of the book and appreciated the effort of Dr Nasra Shah and the Lahore School of Economics in putting together this important volume on key issues. The editor of the book, Dr Nasra Shah, Coordinator CIMRAD and Professor at Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS), presented an overview of the book. She highlighted how South and Southeast Asia over the last few decades had become important origins of migrant workers especially to the oil-rich Arab Gulf region. Prior to COVID-19, in 2019, 22 million out of the 30 million international migrants in the Gulf were Asians, i.e., 72 percent. Most of these workers are employed in low-skilled temporary jobs or have an irregular migration status which made them more susceptible to unexpected shocks. The COVID-19 pandemic was one such shock that halted economic activity and affected not just the work and lives of the migrants, but also their families that relied on the remittances received to sustain their living back home. According to an estimate by Dr GM Arif and Shujaat Farooq in the book, around 1.7 million workers could return to Pakistan constituting around 2.5 percent of the domestic labour force.

The book contributes to enhance our understanding of migration dynamics and related issues that emerged in the wake of the pandemic. It contains opinions from leading experts and scholars on returnee management initiatives taken by home countries, host countries’ strategies to facilitate migrant workers and ways to improve governance of migration. It covers case studies of Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka to highlight the impacts of the pandemic.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/10/2021 03:47:00 PM,

Digital Marketing

Mr. Badar Khushnood, Chairman at Pakistan Software Houses Association delivered a talk to the students of MBA II who are enrolled in the course of “Marketing Strategy” on Wednesday, December 08, 2021.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/09/2021 11:06:00 AM,

Business Policy

Mr. Arif Ijaz, Advisor to the chairman at Kohenoor Maple Leaf Group visited the Lahore School of Economics on Saturday, December, 04, 2021 to give a talk to EMBA students who are enrolled in the course of “Business Policy”. 

He discussed the following topics: 

• How to create competitive advantage over your rival company. 

• What should managers do in a company to get promoted?

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/05/2021 10:42:00 AM,

Organizational Behavior

Mr. Hassan Raza, CEO at Pep Talk Pakistan gave a talk to BBA III students who are enrolled in the course of “OB & HRM” on on Friday, December 03, 2021.

He discussed the following topics:

• Role of communication for an effective organization

• Impact of COVID 19 on the organizational behavior & human resource management

• Opportunities and challenges for graduates entering the workforce


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/04/2021 11:13:00 AM,

Corporate Finance

Mr. Asad Altaf, Head of Corporate Central at HBL gave a talk to the students of MBA II who are enrolled in the course of “Advanced Corporate Finance” on Thursday, December 02, 2021.

He covered the following topics in his talk:

• The impact of recent government initiatives for overseas Pakistanis

• Recent monetary policy announcement

• The increase in the exchange rate of $ on the economy of Pakistan


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/03/2021 10:48:00 AM,

Managerial Accounting

Mr. Zia ul Mustafa CFO, Pakistan Expo Centres President ICMA Pakistan visited The Lahore School of Economics on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course of “Managerial Accounting”.

posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12/01/2021 11:18:00 AM,

Lahore School of Economics in WTO Chairs Programme

Seventeen universities to join the WTO’s Chairs Programme

Seventeen universities from least-developed and developing country members have been selected as new members of the WTO’s Chairs Programme, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced at a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 10 November. She warmly welcomed these new participants and highlighted the importance of the Chairs Programme in enhancing knowledge and understanding of the international trading system among academics and policy makers in beneficiary countries.

DG Okonjo-Iweala also announced the intention to admit institutions more frequently to the WTO Chairs Programme on a rolling basis in the future. “Having looked closely into the existing structure of the Programme, I believe there is greater benefit to be had if we are to admit a smaller number of candidates more frequently, rather than a larger number in intervals of four years like in the past. This will allow us to make the programme even more representational, enhance its visibility and generate more momentum in the Chairs network and with members,” she said.

Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang praised the achievements of the programme. He said: “For a decade, WTO Chairs have produced a significant amount of relevant research outputs and study programmes. On many occasions, they have provided evidence-based and applied research to policy makers and stakeholders to support trade policy formulation. This shows that the Programme has been fruitful and has long-term sustainability.”

Ambassador Muhammad Mujtaba Piracha, the Chair of the Committee on Trade and Development, said: “The Chairs Programme offers a platform for training new generations of trade experts, generating new ideas, insights and innovative responses to challenges facing our members. When members have evidence-based research, facts, figures and advice at their disposal, this promotes economically and legally sound policy choices in beneficiary countries.”

The WTO Chairs Programme was launched in 2010 as a capacity-building programme to improve knowledge and understanding of the multilateral trading system through the Chairs' teaching, research and outreach activities in developing and least-developed country members. An independent external evaluation in 2019 by SAANA Consulting showed that the Chairs Programme has played a unique role in generating trade expertise and providing policy advice to governments and other stakeholders in the regions.

The 17 new participants were selected from a total of 126 applications from academic institutions from 54 WTO members following a rigorous selection process led by the Chairs Programme Academic Advisory Board. Special attention was paid to selecting institutions from regions that were previously under-represented by the Programme and from least-developed countries. The 17 new members will join the Chairs Programme network, which will now consist of 36 universities. The expanded Chairs Programme network will strengthen the opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration between universities, and outreach activities with policy makers. 

The 17 selected institutions are:

1. Cameroon, Université de Yaoundé II ,Yaoundé

2. China, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

3. Colombia, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

4. Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional, Heredia

5. Ecuador, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar Sede, Quito

6. Egypt, Cairo University, Cairo

7. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa

8. India, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

9. Lesotho, National University of Lesotho, Maseru

10. Nepal, Kathmandu University School of Management, Lalitpur

11. Pakistan, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

12. Peru, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima

13. Rwanda, University of Rwanda, Kigali

14. Chinese Taipei, National Taiwan University, Taipei

15. Tanzania, Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa, Arusha

16. Uzbekistan, The University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

17. Viet Nam, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi

For more information, please visit the website of the WTO Chairs Programme.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/26/2021 04:22:00 PM,

Strategic Management

Syed Adeel Anwar, HR Head for new projects at Fatima Group visited the Lahore School of Economics on Thursday, November 25, 2021 to give a talk to BBA IV students who are enrolled in the course of “Strategic Management”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/26/2021 02:06:00 PM,

Retail Marketing

Marek Minkiewicz, Managing Director of METRO- Habib Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited visited the Lahore School of Economics on November 25, 2021 to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course of “Marketing Strategy”. He discussed retail marketing landscape and Metro in Pakistan.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/26/2021 11:27:00 AM,

Sales Force Management

Mr. Ali Chaudhry, Franchise Manager at PepsiCo International visited the Lahore School of Economics on November 24, 2021 to give a talk to MBA II students who are enrolled in the course of “Sales Force Management”. He discussed different related topics including how to create new leads, how to deal with failure, power of listening for a salesperson, how to motivate a salesperson, how to identify the right buying centers, importance of networking and more.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/25/2021 10:35:00 AM,

Job opportunities for the graduating students

Mr. Naseem Zafar, President & Executive Coach at Training Impact visited The Lahore School of Economics on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 to give a talk to BBA IV students who are enrolled in the course of “Strategic Management”.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 11/24/2021 02:13:00 PM,

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