A proposal is under consideration at the London School of Economics and Political Science to establish the ‘Jinnah Chair’, a position for professorship named after and honoring the achievements of lawyer par excellence and founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

This was announced by Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, at a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Professor Calhoun praised the improved security environment and positive economic indicators emerging in Pakistan, saying that these were signs of renewed hope for revival despite the struggle against terrorism that the country is bravely carrying on.

Professor Calhoun also extended an offer for consultations between LSE experts and Pakistani parliamentarians, saying that this would help Pakistan develop better insights into economic policy-making. The possibility of a bilateral student exchange program was also discussed.

The LSE is one of the world’s leading institutions and has a sizable number of Pakistani students enrolled in its academic programs.