We welcome Ameena Sayid OBE as the newest member of our Board of Trustees. She is managing Director of Oxford University Press Pakistan, with additional responsibilities for the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. She is the first woman in Pakistan to be President of the Overseas Investors’ Chamber of Commerce Industry (OICCI) in its 150 year history, and to become head of a multinational company. In 2005, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen, and in 2013, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the Government of France. She is the founder and director of the Karachi and Islamabad Literature Festivals.
Members of the PhD Doctors’ Association Pakistan staged a protest demonstration last week against the Higher Education Commission for failing to provide them with regular jobs, writes Muhammad Faisal Kaleem for the Daily Times.
Saturday the 20th of May 2017 the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) London will be held in partnership with Bloomsbury Pakistan at Southbank Centre, as part of Alchemy festival. Speakers will include Mohammed Hanif, Maleeha Lodhi, Sherry Rehman, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and many many other. For the full programme please see here.