Pakistan Elections 2013: The Economic Challenges Facing the New Government

SANSAD Public Forum with
Dr. Kamal Munir

Saturday June 8, 2013, 6.00 pm-8.30 pm
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver
(Close to Joyce St. Station; underground parking off Euclid Avenue)

Pakistan recently has been through historic elections in which one civilian government has been followed by another. It is faced with enormous and diverse challenges. Dr. Munir will highlight the economic challenges that face the new government in Pakistan. Considering the policies that the government is likely to adopt, he will offer his assessment of the grounds for optimism on the economic front.

Dr Kamal Munir is a Reader in Strategy & Policy at the University of Cambridge, where he has been teaching since 2001. Dr Munir has published numerous articles in leading journals, and presented his work at numerous international conferences. At the same time, he has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines including the EPW (Economic and Political Weekly) Financial Times, The Guardian, Newsline, Dawn and several others. He has been a consultant or trainer for the World Bank; the Department of Trade and Industry, UK; the Asian Development Bank; the Government of Pakistan, and the State Bank of Pakistan.

Moderator: Haider Nizamani. Respondent: Zahid Makhdoom.

Organized by South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD) and co-sponsored by Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians (CPPC).

For more information contact: Chin Banerjee, 605-421-6752.