Famous Economists from Pakistan

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List of notable or famous economists from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Pakistan and even some popular economists who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Pakistan is included when available.

People include everything from Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan to Akhtar Hameed Khan.

This historic economists from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Pakistan?" These prominent economists of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani economists.

Use this list of renowned Pakistani economists to discover some new economists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (17 items)
Abd-ul-Wahab is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from Pakistan
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Akhtar Hameed Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from Pakistan
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Akhtar Hameed Khan was a Pakistani development practitioner and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated community participation in development. His particular contribution was the establishment of a comprehensive project for rural development, the Comilla Model. It earned him the Ramon Magsaysay Award from the Philippines and an honorary Doctorate of law from Michigan State University. In the 1980s he started a Bottom Up community development initiative of Orangi Pilot Project, based in the outskirts of Karachi, which became a model of participatory development initiatives. He also directed many ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)

Birthplace: Agra, India

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Ghulam Ishaq Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from Pakistan
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Ghulam Ishaq Khan, sometimes abbreviated to GIK, was the 7th President of Pakistan from 1988 until his resignation in 1993— the only president to have come from the civil bureaucracy. Hailing from Khyber– Pakhtunkhwa, he graduated from the Peshawar University and embarked his statesmanship, first serving in British India and then opted for Pakistan in 1947. Appointed as first chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority in 1961, he subsequently served as Finance Secretary before elevating as the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan. His stint as Defence Secretary assisted with secret atomic bomb program, and oversaw the Islamization of national economy in 1980s. Elected Chairman ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 91 (1915-2006)

Birthplace: Bannu District

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Ghulam Mohey-ud-din is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from Pakistan
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Ghulam Mohey-ud-din

Ghulam Mohey-ud-din [also spelt as Ghulam Moheyuddin, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, Ghulam Mohy-ud-din, Ghulam Mohiuddin & Ghulam Mohyuddin ] is a Pakistani Economist. He is an Economics researcher and analyst from Pakistan. Mr. Ghulam Mohey-ud-din was born on April 22, 1979 AD in Haroonabad, a Small town of Pakistani Punjab. He has done M. Phil in Economics from GC University, Lahore and presently working on his PhD Economics thesis. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Haroonabad, Bahawalnagar, Pakistan