A talk was organized by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi’s Talent Hunt Program (THP), featuring a discussion on the book, The Economy of Modern Sindh. The event was held at the Gani and Tayub auditorium, IBA main campus. Attendees included NTHP students, faculty, co-authors of the book and representatives from sponsors such as UBL and First Women Bank Ltd. The event was hosted by National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP) scholar Aqsa Bukhari, and commenced with the recitation of the holy Quran. The Economy of Modern Sindh has been authored by Dr. Ishrat Husain, Aijaz A. Qureshi and Nadeem Hussain. It offers a detailed and holistic perspective about the administrative, political and historical problems which have shaped Sindh’s economy.
It is based on intensive research and presents a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the socioeconomic problems, which serve as an impediment towards the growth of Sindh’s economy. The welcome note for the session was delivered by Director NTHP Dr. Junaid Alam Khan, who introduced the program and talked about its importance. Dr. Khan was followed by the Global Head Treasury and Capital Markets UBL Bank Ltd. Syed Farrukh Zaeem and former President and CEO First Women Bank Ltd. Miss Tahira Raza.
They both praised the efforts of UBL in making this book affordable for the underprivileged, who cannot afford it otherwise. The host then invited the Chief Guest of the talk – Bureaucrat, and former Secretary to the Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, Syed Mohibullah Shah to come and express his analysis and critique of the book.