INTERVIEW/ENGLISH: Shahrukh Wani, Cities Economist, speaks with Dr. Ali Hasanain, Assistant Professor of Economics at LUMS, on the potential of cities in Pakistan and how increasing their efficiency can boost the economy exponentially for Pakistan@100’s first skype podcast. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the World Bank Pakistan have partnered on a series of outputs and events centred around the question of Pakistan’s future, with a focus on where the country will stand at its centennial anniversary in 2047. 

INTERVIEW/URDU: Shahrukh Wani, Economist at Oxford, speaks to Dawn News’s primetime current affairs talkshow, Zara Hut Kay, to talk about Pakistan’s $6bn (£4.6bn) bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The conversation is based on two articles for… AND

PANEL/ENGLISH: What roles do cities, with their youthful populations, play in developing a sense of identity and legitimacy in fragile contexts? This panel takes Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan and the fifth fastest-growing city in the world, as a case study to examine how urban contexts and actors can support, or undermine, national stability by providing a dense spatial context where new networks of solidarity, resistance and governance emerge. Speakers: Shoaib Rahim, Senior Advisor at Afghanistan’s State Ministry for Peace and former acting Mayor of Kabul; and Freshta Karim, Blavatnik School alumna and pioneer of mobile libraries for children in Kabul. Moderated by Shahrukh Wani, Cities Economist, Blavatnik School.

INTERVIEW/ENGLISH: Cities are man’s greatest invention, unlocking the socioeconomic potential of their dwellers. Yet, urbanisation without effective governance architecture cannot bring prosperity and results. Indus Special discusses the imperative of metropolitan governance. Experts: Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque (Former Head of the Planning Commission), Shahrukh Wani (University of Oxford) and Dr. Ali Cheema (LUMS and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex)

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