List of female Pakistani economists who could have been on the economic advisory council

09:36 PM | 2 Sep, 2018
List of female Pakistani economists who could have been on the economic advisory council

People still don’t understand how hard it is for women to leave their comfort zones to go out and work for a better future. Having a stable career and keeping your houses on point can both be very difficult task. However women still aren’t credited for their work and achievements, their positions are given to their fellow male peers.

In places like Pakistan this isn’t a very shocking news for many unfortunately because most of us being women have faced it or know someone who have.

The hope of ‘Naya Pakistan’ was given to isn’t by the chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaaf  and with that we thought there will be things getting better for Pakistan especially women. An economic council is formed to overlook the economic crisis Pakistan is facing however all 18 members of the council are men!

We present 7 economists who can be a part of this council and we can defy the male domination!

1) Hadia Majid:

She is an assistant professor of economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences. She holds a PhD in development Economics from The Ohio State University, an MA economics from Ohio State University, Msc economics from University of Warwick and a BSc Economics from LUMS. She continues to work on papers including human development and current economic situations of Pakistan.


2) Shamshad Akhtar: 

She graduated from University of Punjab, did her MA in economics from Quaid-E-Azam university and moved to UK as a commonwealth scholarship to study development economics at University of Sussex. She received another MA and moved to University of West Scotland , then university of Paisley where she got her PhD. She then went to Harvard as a postdoctoral researcher under Fulbright program.


3) Roshaneh Zafar: 

Roshaneh Zafar is an angel to many as she is managing director of ‘Kashf foundation’. Which aims to help women working in villages better their economy. She got her education from Yale university, Wharton School of Business and University of Pennsylvania. She worked with the World Bank but left her job to create Kashf foundation which since have been helping ones in need to stable their economic structure.

4) Fawzia Naqvi: 

Another name we can’t miss from this list is Fawzia Naqvi who is the co-founder and board member of IDEAS. Her responsibilities include structuring and implementing investment strategies. She has worked for Women’s world banking, CitiBank NewYork and has also worked for Soros Economic Development fund. She got her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke college, Massachusetts. Masters Degree from the school of International and Public Affairs Columbia University.

5) Maheen Rahman: 

She is currently the CEO of Alfalah GHP (5 years) , also CEO of IGI funds (from 9 years), Head of research at BMA Capital management limited, Associate at ABN Amro Bank (Singapore) and Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch (Singapore). She got her Masters degree(economics and finance) from university of Warwick (business school).