18th Amendment and NFC Awards


In Conversation with Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Moderated by Zafarullah Khan

About the Session:
Join The Second Floor on Friday for a session exploring the linkage between the seventh NFC award and the 18th Amendment, both of which are considered as a landmark in our political, constitutional, and fiscal history.

About the Speaker:

Kaiser Bengali is an economist with over 45 years of experience in teaching, research and policy consultation in Pakistan. He has a Masters in Economics from Boston University, USA, and a PhD in Economics from University of Karachi, Pakistan. His areas of research interest include, planning & development and macro-economic and fiscal policies, particularly relating to inter-personal and inter-regional inequality, poverty, unemployment, and social justice, urban and regional planning, decentralization and local government and finance, education, and ethnic, sectarian and religious militancy and violence.

He has also served in a number of government positions. He was Consultant for Economic Affairs and Head of the Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit, Government of Balochistan. Earlier, he was Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh for Planning & Development. He was also the first head of the Benazir Income Support Programme. He was also Sindh’s representative on the 7th National Finance Commission. He was Representative from Balochistan on 9th NFC award.

About the Moderator:

Mr. Zafarullah Khan is a civic educator, human rights advocate, journalist and researcher with experience that spreads over three decades. He launched the first-ever ‘Constitutional Literacy Campaign’ in the country. His book, “Consistent Parliamentary Cord: Fundamental Rights of the Citizens of Pakistan”, has been published and launched by the Senate of Pakistan. Mr. Khan served as Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS); an institution established through an Act of Parliament. Mr. Khan was Executive Director of Centre for Civic Education Pakistan. He worked with various leading newspapers including The Frontier Post and is honorary editor at citizenswire.com. In 2016, Mr. Khan was given Human Rights Award (Civil and Political Rights) of Federal Ministry of Human rights by the President of Pakistan. Mr. Khan has done M. Phil in Pakistan Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and M.Sc in Media and Communications from London School of Economics.

Date: 29th May 2020
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Organizer: T2F, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi-75500, Pakistan
Location: Facebook Premiere
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/606054580016154/

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