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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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  • Dr. Hafiz Pasha

    Professor Emeritus & Head Center for Public Policy

    Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

    Dr. Pasha has remained Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Vice Chairman of the Institute of Public Policy at BNU until 2013. He has served as Chairman of the Advisory Panel of Economists to the Planning Commission, Convener of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman of the Tax Advisory Council of Federal Board of Revenue.

    From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Pasha was UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of UNDP. Dr. Pasha has held a number of important public appointments including the Federal Commerce Minister, Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Deputy Chairman/Federal Minister of the Planning Commission, and Education Minister in three governments. He has also been the Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and Research Professor and Director of the Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi.

    Dr. Pasha has a M.A. from Cambridge University, U.K and PhD from Stanford University, U.S.A. He was awarded in 2005 the Congressional Medal of Achievement by the Philippines Congress.

    In 2012, he received the Engro Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the field of Social Sciences. He has published over 150 books and articles in the fields of governance, public finance, urban and regional economics, poverty and social development, industry, energy, economics etc.

  • 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

    • Ms. Zoha Siddique

      Academic Coordinator BBA

      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. Sumair Shafique

      Academic Coordinator Economics

    • Mr. Ali Raza

      IT Lab-in-Charge (SLASS)
      Bachelors of Computer Sciences - BS(CS Hons)
      Imperial College of Business Studies - Imperial University Lahore