LUMS signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 17, 2016 with the Foundation for Human Development for the establishment of Mahbub-ul-Haq Research Centre at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Tariq Hassan, Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan, who was present on behalf of Foundation for Human Development and Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor LUMS. Also present at the signing were Mrs. Nasira Iqbal, Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Ms. Shaheen Atiq ur Rehman, Executive Director of Bunyad; Dr. Ali Khan, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School Humanities and Social Sciences LUMS and Dr. Kamal Munir, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS.
Dr. Naqvi stressed on the importance of human development and said, “Human development is vast topic and is crucial at this time in Pakistan. This platform will allow for dissemination of information and of focused research that can make real difference.”
Dr. Tariq Hassan further added to the importance of the collaboration. “I am proud to be a part of the LUMS family. The concept of human development taking root in academia is very important, and I am hoping this collaboration will lead to the involvement of general public in human development.”
Dr. Kamal Munir, Dean Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined the session via skype. “We do not just want to rest on our laurels. With this platform, we aim to take the debate forward and develop capacity to do empirical research.”
The session concluded with the signing of the MoU by the relevant stakeholders.