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Faculty & Staff

  • Dean, Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Science
    Dr. Tariq Rahman

    Tariq Rahman got his first doctorate in English literature from the University of Sheffield in 1985. Subsequently he got interested in language politics in Pakistan and took the degree of linguistics from the University of Strathclyde in 1989. After this he wrote the books which have made him an authority on the linguistic history of the Muslims of South Asia namely Language and Politics in Pakistan (1996); Language, Ideology and Power: language-learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India (2002) and From Hindi to Urdu: a Social and Political History (2011). Besides these and other books he has published about a 100 articles in scholarly journals contributed entries to encyclopedias and chapters to edited books. On examination of his published work the University of Sheffield conferred a higher doctorate (D.Litt) on him in 2014. He was the first Pakistani to be honoured by one of Germany’s highest awards for academic research called the Humboldt Research Award. The National Institute of Pakistan Studies at The Quaid-i-Azam University, where he served most of his life and of which he was director (2007-2011), made him a professor emeritus in 2010 and the Higher Education Commission (Islamabad) conferred upon him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and also gave him the lifetime achievement award in 2009. The President of Pakistan conferred upon him the Pride of Performance in 2004 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin (1995-96) and the first incumbent of the Pakistan Chair at the University of California, Berkeley (2004-05). He was also a research fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies (2010) and a fellow at the University of Heidelberg several times from 2010 till 2012. He has been a visiting professor in Denmark and Spain and has lectured or read out papers in conferences in Korea, Nepal, China, the USA, Singapore, Thailand, India, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Switzerland. He is presently working as Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

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Faculty Department of Economics

  • Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar
    Officiating Head of Economics Department

    Vice Chancellor

    Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

    Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar is an ACA from England and a graduate of the University Of Oxford (PPE). He has served as the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan and Minister for Finance, Planning & Development, Excise and Taxation and Industries & Minerals Development, Government of Punjab (1999-2001). He had also held several other key positions including a member of the National Commission for Government Reform, Banking Laws Review Commission, Task Force on Education established by the Government of Pakistan and the British Government, Honorary Treasurer of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). He has also served as a Chairman of the Punjab Education Foundation that launched internationally acknowledged programs. Mr. Kardar has also provided consultancy services to multilateral and bilateral donors like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He is the son of former test cricket captain Abdul Hafiz Kardar. He has authored three books and contributes to journals and newspapers regularly.

  • Mr. Ijaz Hussain

    ACMA, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Karachi
    M.A (Economics), Government College University, Lahore

    Ijaz Hussain is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan and also a graduate from Government College University, Lahore. He joined School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Beaconhouse National University in 2007. He has 20 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in reputed academic and research institutions of both private and public sectors. His areas of interest include Economics, Accounting and Finance.

  • Mr. Daud Ahmed Dard

    Assistant Professor

    • Graduate of London School of Economics with a B.Sc. (Honors) Economics
    • Graduate of New York University (NYU) with a Master's degree in Economics (with Finance)
    • Experience in both Academia as well as in Corporate & Financial Sector
    • Teaching experience of 2 years in New York University, 5 years in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and also conducted training sessions for DMG group trainee Assistant Commissioners.
    • Participated in strategic planning for degree programs at NYU Stern School of Business, the top-ranked Business School in North America
    • Worked in corporate strategic planning with a multibusiness multinational as well as in Investment Management, Investment and Economics Research with leading Financial Institutions.
    • Published and supervised numerous research reports within the Financial Sector
    • Academic research interests include Corporate Finance & Asset Pricing, Global Financial Crises and Policy Responses, Asset Prices and Monetary Policy, Economics of Organization, Economics of Business Strategy, Corporate Governance Systems and Innovation.
  • Mr. Tariq Maqbool

    Mr. Tariq Maqbool held various senior management, group, and country head level positions at international and local financial intuitions such as ABN AMRO North America, Bank of America, UBS Wealth Management North America, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, USA, HabibMetro Bank, Askari Bank, and Bank of Punjab.

    He recently resigned from Bank of Punjab to pursue his passion for teaching and learning and joined BNU as Assistant Professor in January 2016. Mr. Tariq started his banking career with ABN AMRO USA in 1997 and worked at middle and senior management levels and left the organization in 2005 to serve as Senior Consultant at Morgan Stanley, USA, and then joined the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, USA. Before moving to Pakistan in 2008, he served as Director Risk & Quality Assurance at UBS Wealth Management North America.

    In Pakistan he joined Askari Bank Ltd as Executive Vice President and Country Head Risk Management in 2008, and then moved to Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA) to establish advisory arm, the PACRA Analytics Pvt Ltd to provide advisory services to Banking and Corporate clients on Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Governance, and Policy issues. Joined HabibMetro Bank in 2010 and served as EVP and Country Head Risk and Country Head Compliance. Joined BoP in 2011 and served as EVP and CRO, GH Compliance & Internal Controls, and GH SAM.

    Mr. Tariq Received a Master degree in Economics from BZU Pakistan, an MSc in Applied Economics and an MSc in Management Information System from USA. He attended Executive Education Programs at Columbia Business School, New York, Kellogg Business School, Chicago, University of Chicago Business School, Chicago, ICMA Centre, The Business School for Financial Markets, University of Reading, UK, Loyola University School of Business, Chicago, and also received various project management certificates from American Management Association.

  • Mr. Farrrukh Jehangir Karamat

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Farrukh Jehangir Karamat is a graduate of Cass Business School, City University, London, and Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. He has conducted post-graduate research at University of Warwick, UK, in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Reputation., He has a solid background in banking across Canada, UK, and Pakistan with core experience in compliance, risk management and equity research. He is a senior consultant undertaking research projects in Economics, Finance, and Development.

  • Daniyal Khan

    Email: daniyal.khan@bnu.edu.pk

    Daniyal Khan has done MS in Economics from The New School for Social Research, New York. His studies were focused on capitalism, history of economic thought, and macroeconomics.

  • Ms. Fatima Malik


    M. Phil, Development and Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    M.A (Economics), Government College University, Lahore

  • Hafsa Tanveer

    Email: hafsa.tanveer@bnu.edu.pk
    Hafsa has done her MPhil in Economics from Lahore School of Economics (LSE). She holds an undergraduate degree of double majors in Economics and Finance from Lahore School of Economics. Her interest are in theoretical modelling, development economics and environmental economics.

  • Sana Iqbal

    Email: sana.iqbal@bnu.edu.pk
    Sana has done her MS in Management Sciences with major in finance from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. She completed her BS in Business Administration (Finance) with distinction from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in 2012. Her research interests include microfinance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

  • Ms. Novaira Junaid


    MS in Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

  • Syed Ali Aqa

    Syed Ali Aqa joined Beaconhouse National University as a Lecturer in January 2016. He graduated with an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in November 2015. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of London International Programmes, conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. His teaching interests include Microeconomics, Econometrics, Development Economics, Public Economics, International Trade and International Finance. His research at Warwick was about the effects of the different dimensions of financial development on the Millennium Development Goals, focusing on poverty, health and education in middle income developing countries.

  • Waseem Saleem


    M. Phil in Business Economics, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

  • Faculty - Department of Liberal Arts

    Permanent Faculty

    • Mr. Naveed Alam
      Head of Department of Liberal Arts

      MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, USA
      BA in history from Macalester College
      Mr. Naveed Alam is an academician and creative writing mentor who has been teaching creative writing at different platforms, including the City University, New York and at various universities in Lahore. His first collection of poems, A Queen of No Ordinary Realms, won the Spokane Poetry Prize. His works have been published in several literary journals and magazines including the Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Journal, Poetry International, International Poetry Review, Cimmaron Review, and the Canadian Dimension.

    • Mr. Shehzad Amjad
      Mr. Naveed Alam
      Mr. Hashim Bin Rashid
      Ms. Sara Kazmi
      Ms. Zainab Fatima Moulvi
    • Visiting Faculty

      Ms. Aqsa Ijaz
      Ms. Tanya Fraz
      Ms. Bushra Jabeen
      Mr. Aqib Ali

    Administrative Staff

    • Mr. Shahzad Alvi

      Academic Coordinator

      PhD Scholar Economics - National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
      M.phil Economics -National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
      BSc (Honors) Economics - Forman Christian College University (FC), Lahore

      Research Areas: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics and Health Economics

      Publication and Conference Papers:
      Analyzing the Impact of Health and Education on Total Factor Productivity: A Panel Data Approach. Indian Economic Review Vol. 49, Issue 1 (Jan – June 2014) pp. 109-123.
      Analyzing the Impact of Health and Education on Total Factor Productivity: A Panel Data Approach; HOBA International Conference, Greece. Vol. 2; ISBN: 978-960-538-937 -6

    • Ms. Zoha Siddique

      Academic Coordinator

      BS. (Hons). Business specialization in Accounting & Finance – Forman Christian College
      Gold Medal – Specialization in Accounting & Finance
      Silver Medal – Bachelors of Science Business (Honors)
      MBA for Professionals (Ongoing) - Lahore School of Economics

    • Mr. Ali Raza

      IT Lab-in-Charge

      MBA, Virtual University, Islamabad