“IBA NEP conducted the Graduation Ceremony for students of Weekend Certificate in Entrepreneurship at National Textile University, Faisalabad. Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chawla, Preseident Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was the Guest of Honor and Mr. Musadaq Zulqarnain, CEO Interloop Ltd. was the Chief Guest of ceremony.
Dr. Osama Nasim Mirza, Director Faculty of Management Sciences at National Textile University and Focal Person of IBA NEP Faisalabad, thanked the management of IBA to conduct a course for changing the mindset of students and to give them a hope for their future by becoming an entrepreneur.
Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Director, IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) delivered a presentation about the background of IBA's national initiative for promoting entrepreneurship throughout Pakistan and the details of IBA NEP Weekend Certificate course in Faisalabad. Afterwards, the students of IBA NEP Faisalabad were awarded certificates by the Honorable Guests. Dr. Naureen Qureshi, Vice Chancellor, GCUWF; Mr. Muzammil Sultan, Former President FCCI; Mr. Inaam Afzal Khan, Former Vice President FCCI; Mr. Humayoun Mazhar, Head Communications - Interloop Ltd.; Col (R) Ijaz Nasir, Executive Director, Interloop Ltd.; Mr. Zafar Javed, Registrar NTU, Mr. Liaqat Ali, Chairman, Faculty of Management Sciences NTU; Mr. Farooq Jamal, Director Incubation Center NTU; Dr. Yasir Nawab, Director Graduate Programs NTU, Dr. Fizzah from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics; Mr. Tahir Hussain, Director Corporate Relations GIFT University; Mr. Rafiq Khoro & Mr. Imran Qadir from University of Haripur; Mr. Zeeshan Akram, Senior Executive CSR, Interloop Ltd.; Mr. Azad Ahmed, Manager Center for Entrepreneurial Development IBA Karachi; Mr. Imran Muhammad Khan, Manager, IBA National Entrepreneurship Program and Mr. Abdullah Mustafa, Coordinator IBA National Entrepreneurship Program Punjab also graced the occasion with their presence.
Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector, National Textile University, appreciated the efforts of IBA Karachi and emphasized on the role of both institutions for joining efforts to eradicate poverty and creating sustainable business ventures. He also congratulated all the students of IBA NEP Faisalabad for their graduation and extended full support for IBA NEP Cycle 2 in near future.
Dr. Osama Nasim, Director, Faculty of Management Sciences at National Textile University Faisalabad and IBA NEP Focal Person at Faisalabad, said that IBA has undertaken a mammoth task of outreach to other cities of Pakistan. This is not an easy job and IBA must be appreciated for all the efforts its putting forward for promotion of entrepreneurship.
Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chawla, President FCCI, said that it is the need of the hour to support initiatives like IBA NEP to give a hope to youth of Pakistan. This is a very good initiative from IBA and NTU and FCCI extends every possible support for it.
Mr, Musadaq Zulqarnain, CEO Interloop Ltd., said that it is imperative for our youth to start small businesses based on morality and ethics to lead a successful life and play their role in developing the economy of Pakistan.
The Graduation ceremony was also attended by the dignitaries from Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, students of IBA NEP Faislabad along with their relatives, students of IBA NEP Gujranwala, student from IBA Karachi and dignitaries from IBA and National Textile University Faisalabad.”