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Prime Minister Advisor Speaks On Economy Of Sindh

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Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on Saturday organized a distinguished lecture series by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, Dr.Ishrat Husain, on his recently co-authored book, The Economy of Modern Sindh

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Apr, 2019 ) :Institute of business Administration (IBA), Karachi on Saturday organized a distinguished lecture series by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, Dr.Ishrat Husain, on his recently co-authored book, The Economy of Modern Sindh.

The session was moderated by Executive Director IBA Karachi, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal and attended by the IBA faculty, alumni, students, media, said an IBA release.

The lecture focused on socio-economic problems that have plagued Sindh and an objective assessment of various policies implemented by the Sindh government over the years was also presented.

He elaborated why Dr. Husain was the best person to author this book considering his connection to Sindh, and his vast experience in the field.

Dr. Ishrat Husain started his lecture by mentioning and acknowledging the contribution of his co-authors of the book--Nadeem Hussain and Professor Aijaz A. Qureshi- and Sindh Planning and Development Department for providing funds for the book's research.

The book targets three main audiences including students of economics who need to view the economy at a disaggregated level, policy makers, and young researchers such as Ph.

D. students that require access to consistent data sources.

The conversation shed light on four main ideas discussed in the book: Sindh's relative income position in Pakistan and how it has declined over the past few decades; the rural economy of the province and the impact of an increase in their purchasing power; the declining urban economy; and how an increase in health and education expenditure has not been reflected in output growth.

The book analyzes multiple aspects of Sindh's economy from geography, topography, climate, and administrative history, to the political landscape, education, health, labor force and employment etc. It has also pinpointed the issues calling for reforms at the sectoral and micro level within the province.

PM's Advisor on Institutional Reforms and Austerity answered the questions from the audience on Sindh's economy and education.

The event ended signing of the book by Dr. Ishrat Husain.