Pakistan embassy, IBA conduct seminar on national economy in Washington

Web Desk BOL News

16th Oct, 2021. 03:55 pm

Seminar at Pakistani embassy in USA. Image: Pakistan embassy US

KARACHI: The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC in collaboration with IBA Karachi arranged a reception and discussion on Pakistan’s economy at the embassy, says a press release.

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 Pakistan 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.

He also mentioned that almost 80 per cent of IBA graduates obtain employment within the first three months of graduation.

Mr Tarin explained the various reforms that the present government is overseeing to ensure that Pakistan’s economy develops and expands at a steady rate.

The event was attended by over a hundred IBA alumni, prominent citizens based in Washington, IMF and World Bank personnel and the media.

An engaging Q&A took place after the speeches.

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.