Pakistan @75: LSE Pakistan Summit 2022

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will host the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Pakistan Summit 2022 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s birth and independence.

‘Pakistan@75’ will feature panel discussions with distinguished Pakistani and international thought leaders on law, economics, development, and Pakistan’s evolving future. Attendance at the event is free, but registration is mandatory.

Please register your interest to attend by October 28, 2022, and we will send you an invitation letter with event details and schedule. For details, please visit here or connect with us at

Date/Time: Saturday, 5 November 2022, 8.30 am onwards

Venue: B 3 Auditorium, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Khyaban-e Jinnah, Phase 5 DHA, Lahore Cantonment, Lahore 54792 


8.30 am: Registration

10.15 am: Inauguration & Opening Remarks by Professor Alnoor Bhimani (Director, LSE South Asia Centre), Mr Shahid Hussain (Rector, LUMS) & Dr Arshad Ahmad (Vice-Chancellor, LUMS)


SPEAKERS: Dr Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) is Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Lecturer in Competition Law at the University of Manchester; Dame Maura McGowan is judge of the Supreme Court of England & Wales; Barrister Salman Safdar (@BrSalmanSafdar) is an LSE alumnus (LLB 1998), Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, & Founder of the Chamber of Barrister Salman Safdar (CBSS), Lahore.  

DISCUSSANT: Justice Qazi Faez Isa is Justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.  

MODERATOR: Sheikh Raza Rahman (@razarahman) is an LSE Alumnus (LLM 1999), & Founding Partner, Lexium — Attorneys at Law, Lahore.

CHAIR: Professor Alnoor Bhimani (@AlnoorBhimani) is an LSE alumnus (PhD 1992), Director, LSE South Asia Centre & Professor of Management Accounting, LSE.   

12.30 pm: Lunch


Pakistan is among the world’s 25 largest economies, has the fifth biggest population, and is in the top ten largest workforces. It is a major exporter of textiles, leather goods, chemicals and surgical instruments, and ranks in the top five producers of sugar cane, seed cotton, and mangoes, among others. How does it improve its developmental capacity to deal with health, transportation, housing, sanitation, and water access issues?  This panel will discuss what turnaround measures exist for the country in the next decade, faced as it is with increasing national debt, rising unemployment and a rapidly growing population? Can Pakistan become South Asia’s powerhouse?

SPEAKERS: Dr Mariam Chughtai (@MariamChughtai) is Director, National Curriculum Council of Pakistan, and Associate Dean & Assistant Professor, School of Education, LUMS;  Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) is an industrialist, and Founder of Descon; Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib (@DrAmjadsaqib1) is a social entrepreneur, and Founder & Chairman of Akhuwat Foundation.     

CHAIR: Professor Alnoor Bhimani (@AlnoorBhimani) is an LSE alumnus (PhD 1992), Director, LSE South Asia Centre & Professor of Management Accounting, LSE. 

4 pm: Tea/Coffee


Director Professor Alnoor Bhimani in conversation with Syed Babar Ali OBE

A one-to-one conversation with Syed Babar Ali on ethical leadership, business action that prioritises the nation’s welfare, the role of citizens, civil society and the state in creating societal balance, and how diversity enables learning from others to achieve a more equal and prosperous citizenship. 

This event is in collaboration with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and will not be live-streamed. Please e-mail if you would like to attend this event in person; please note that invitations will be sent on a first come first served basis.

The ‘Pakistan @ 75’ logo shows the national flower of Pakistan, Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) in a jharokha window framed in a filigree design adapted from Islamic architecture. The logo, designed by Oroon Das, is copyrighted by the LSE South Asia Centre, and may not be used by anyone for any purpose.

LUMS is one of the organizations supporting xWave, the country’s first technology-driven flood relief initiative.

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