Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. in collaboration with the IBA Karachi arranged a reception and discussion on Pakistan’s economy at the Pakistan Embassy.

The seminar was addressed by Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin and Deputy Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Murtaza Syed as well as Executive Director, IBA Karachi, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi.

Dr. Syed spoke about the Roshan Digital Account initiative by the Pakistani government and encouraged expats to take advantage of the scheme.

Dr.  Zaidi discussed how the IT industry is booming in Pakistan and shed light on the developments in the higher education sector. He also spoke about how IBA is transforming the lives of hundreds of graduates by providing them upward social mobility.

Dr. Zaidi also mentioned that almost 80 percent of the IBA graduates obtain employment within the first three months of their graduation.

Mr. Tarin explained the various reforms that the present government is doing for ensuring that Pakistan’s economy develops and expands at a steady rate.

The event was attended by over hundred IBA Alumni, prominent citizens based in D.C., IMF and World Bank personnel and the media.

An engaging Q&A took place after the speeches, the reception was followed by a dinner.

The seminar concluded with Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan thanking the guests for their participation. He also thanked IBA for collaborating with the Pakistan Embassy.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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