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Shamshad now UN assistant SG

IT is a moment of pride and felicitation for every Pakistani that Shamshad Akhtar, a renowned economist and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, has been appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Economics and Social Affairs.

Ms Akhtar’s elevation to this prestigious post strengthens the fact that Pakistani nationals are no less than those of any other nation in excellence, professionalism and expertise. Her reaching this celebrated slot has impressed upon the world that Pakistanis can lead the globe towards a happy and prosperous place.

Ms Akhtar, a seasoned economist with over 30 years of global experience, has an impressive track record of policy-making and implementation in the field of economics, development and finance.

During her term as SBP Governor, she was nominated for the award of Asia’s Best Central Bank. Asian Wall Street Journal, in 2008, ranked Ms Akhtar as one of the top 10 Asian women professionals. She has served in various capacities in the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

She has been handed over the office at a time when the task she has been assigned is of crucial importance during the global financial turmoil.

However, she has a rich and broadbased development experience at her hands and does possess courage to do justice with her job.

TASSAWUR BOSAL Mandi Bahauddin


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Tanvir
Jun 21, 2012 02:25pm
It's a shame that the Pakistani Ploitics does not allow its talented ones to solve Pakistani problems. They are all forced to or attracted by foreign or international institutions to put their talenst into actions.
mohammad
Jun 21, 2012 02:57pm
mabrook, well done. she will help PAKISTAN. MAY LORD BLESS OUR NATION....AAMEEEEN
Masroor
Jun 21, 2012 05:57am
Good luck to Shamshad Akhtar in her new job. I am at a loss to understand that while UN, WB, ADB rank her so highly, yet people like Shamshad Akhtar , Salim Raza and Shahid Kardar were not tolerated by Yousuf Raza Gilani and others? What a shame to loose such excellent professionals to outside agencies. I hope things will improve in our homeland now!
Omer
Jun 21, 2012 09:05am
Isnt it the same lady that musharraf government bestowed honor on and isnt she the one that showed economic figures that most pakistanis reject in their hate for the former president. If she achieved great milestones in the former government of PM then why did the whole media and political parties still blames the current economic mess on the previous government I still fail to understand. As a youth who grew up in the musharraf Era and got educated on a scholarship of HEC and after that found one of the best jobs that market had to offer I have all praise for PM and his economic team including Dr. Shamshad may the good times visit us back again. Ameen
sayed
Jun 22, 2012 01:27am
Well done Shamshad Akhtar .The nation is proud of you and your calibre . Forget abour the present government in Pakistan,the people in there are bunch of illetrates and corrupts. So how could they admire you?Keep doing good job,if possible do something for Pakistan also.Best of luck
J.S.Hussain
Jun 23, 2012 01:43am
I am happy at the recognition of a talented lady by the UN. I am proud of this great Pakistani woman economist.