Staff Reporter Karachi
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Pakistan Microfinance Network. The Award was bestowed on him in recognition of his lifelong services and contributions to the banking and financial sectors of Pakistan.
At the award ceremony, Shaukat Tarin, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Amir Khan, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and Ghalib Nishtar, Chairman, Pakistan Microfinance Network were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Ishrat has served the policy and socio-economic sectors of the country in the capacity of an economist, a civil servant, a central banker, and a financial expert as well as an educationist.
He was appointed as the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan in 1999 and became the Chairman of the National Commission for Government Reforms in 2006. From 2008 till 2016, he served the Institute of (IBA) in Karachi as its Dean.