Nawaz Remembers Famed Pakistani Economist

South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted in The News International on the passing of renowned Pakistani economist Dr. Meekal Ahmed:

Shuja Nawaz, who also worked at the Fund, remembers Meekal as a professional who “never sold out.” “That is why he may have turned down senior positions in Pakistan fearing that he might have to compromise his principles”, he says. Another IMF colleague Zubair Iqbal describes Meekal as “a first-rate economist, a noble person, driven by truth and unwilling to compromise on principles”. “They don’t produce such economists anymore”, he adds.