Tariq Bajwa: Remarks - 23rd Zahid Husain Memorial Lecture

Remarks by Mr Tariq Bajwa, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, at the 23rd Zahid Husain Memorial Lecture, Karachi, 19 April 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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19 April 2019

Honorable Chief Guest Justice (r) Nasir Aslam Zahid, learned Speaker Dr. Zhou

Xiaochuan, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!

1. I feel honored to welcome you all to the 23rd Zahid Husain Memorial Lecture today, on "Lessons from the role of People's Bank of China in China's economic rise" by Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan, former Governor of the Peoples Bank of China.

2. The Zahid Hussain Memorial Lecture series is one of the most prestigious events organized by the State Bank of Pakistan every year, and serves a dual purpose: it symbolizes our humble effort to acknowledge the services rendered to the nation by Mr. Zahid Husain - the first Governor of the State Bank. And second, the lectures offer an opportunity for intellectuals, academics and policymakers to come together and engage in healthy and constructive debates on contemporary economic issues and challenges. While we may be in variance with some of the viewpoints expressed by our eminent speakers, we nonetheless wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to learn from their understanding and interpretation of complex economic interactions, and their efforts to deal with the identified issues.