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Against heavy odds

Dr Rashid Amjad    

With the country reaching its 75th anniversary, there has been much doom and gloom as the economy passes through another downturn triggered by its recurring trade imbalance and debt crises. Yet, it is important to remind ourselves that notwithstanding its near-insurmountable challenges, the economy has achieved some remarkable successes — even if it has not realised its full potential.

Pakistan has increased its per capita income from around $100 in 1950 to (a vastly underestimated) $1,750 in 2022. Starting with a non-existent modern manufacturing sector, it has built one up thanks to an earlier generation of dynamic entrepreneurs and traders, many of whom had migrated from India. It today contributes 15 per cent of GDP. Literacy rates have increased from overall 15pc to 70pc for males and 50pc for females, with significant growth in higher education in recent years.   

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/17/2022 02:22:00 PM,

Independence Day Celebrations - 2022

As per the Lahore School tradition, Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day was celebrated on 14 August 2022 in the Lahore School of Economics Main Campus with national fervor and zeal. Dr Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics was the chief guest.

Senior Faculty, Administrative Staff and Support Staff attend the celebrations. Children and families were also present in the festivities of 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of Pakistan’s Independence Day at the Lahore School.

Dr Shahid Amjad Chaudhry raised the national flag. Later, addressing the enthralled audience, the Rector gave an overview of the rich national history, what we have gained in the last 75 years and role of the Lahore School in the development of Pakistan. Other highlights of the day were thematic Cake Cutting, distribution of sweets and collective lunch in the main cafeteria.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/15/2022 10:26:00 AM,

Happy Independence Day - 2022


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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/12/2022 11:24:00 AM,

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