Report – Public Talk on “Pakistan’s Macro Economy: Current Situation and the Way Forward”


As part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk titled “Pakistan’s Macro Economy: Current Situation and the Way Forward,” on December26, 2019. Dr. Ishrat Husain, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, was the guest speaker at the occasion.

Welcoming the speaker and guests, Director General, ISSI Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, said that ISSI plans to carry out a series of public conversations on the economy of Pakistan, starting with the discussion today on macro economy with Dr. Ishrat Hussain. Later, he said, ISSI hopes to cover other dimensions of the economy of the country including micro economy, trade, planning and development. Introducing Dr. Husain, he said that the latter wore many hats. His illustrious career saw him as an eminent economist, a civil servant, WB executive, Governor State Bank, a renowned author, and presently advisor to the government.

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