Webinar: The Autonomy for SBP: Demystifying amendments to SBP Act 2020

Date: April 05, 2021

Summary: Transparency International Pakistan and Independent Economists and Policy Practitioners Forum jointly organized a webinar: The Autonomy for SBP: Demystifying Amendments to SBP Act 1956. The objective of the webinar was to discuss the proposed amendments to the State Bank of Pakistan Act 1956 and its implications for Pakistan.

The speakers included Prof Dr. Shahida Wizarat Dean Institute of Business Management and President Independent Economist and Policy Practitioners; Dr. Arshad Zaman former Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan and Mr. Syed Adil Gilani, Managing Director TIP, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, General Secretary Independent Economists and Policy Practitioners Forum. The session was moderated by Mr. Kashif Ali, Program Manager, TI Pakistan

The webinar deliberated on the questions of the implications of the proposed amendments on the economic stability, economic growth and more importantly accountability of the Central Bank.

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