Ishrat Husain

Renowned economist and educationist, Ishrat Husain is Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, with the status of a federal minister. A former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, he also served as Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, from 2008 to 2016. He had a distinguished career at

Bushra Ansari

Well-known actor, singer, TV host/presenter, multi-talented daughter of a renowned journalist/film maker and intellectual Ahmad Bashir (late). Featured in some of TV’s most-watched shows, including Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang, Emergency Ward, and Fifty Fifty, Bushra Ansari is equally at ease with comedy or serious drama. An accomplished singer, a lively compere, and a gifted mimic, she

Ahdaf Soueif

A political and cultural commentator and author. Her bestselling book, The Map of Love, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize (1999) and has been translated into more than thirty languages. Her account of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Cairo: a City Transformed, came out in January 2014. Her collection of essays, Mezzaterra (2004), has been influential. From 2011 to 2015,