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Standardized education essential to overcome economic challenges

January 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm | News Desk


The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) celebrated Convocation-2014 to honor its graduates. More than 100 graduating students gathered at ICMAP Islamabad Centre with their families, fellow students and friends, taking the chance to consider past achievements, aspirations and challenges before them.

­They cheered up together as the Chief Guest of the occasion, renowned nuclear Scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, conferred degrees upon the ICMAP graduates. Dr. Qadeer Khan, in his speech, praised the senior fellows and faculty members of the institute for their excellence, distinction and efforts in elevating the institute’s image.

Addressing the convocation at ICMAP in Islamabad, Dr A Q Khan said, “Nothing makes me happy than the respect and admiration my people give me”. He urged the students to do knuckle down efforts to acquire excellence in their fields as only knowledgeable and skilled nation can build the image and credibility of Pakistan. “You have crossed a decisive threshold of educational career and now have become a privileged segment of the society. Do play your role and change the fate of this nation,” Dr. A Q Khan exhorted the fresh graduates in the convocation. He also urged graduates to never relegate religion from their lives and advised them to read Holy Quran regularly with script in Urdu to understand in-depth knowledge and guidance of the holy book.

President ICMAP Zia Mustafa Awan, in his keynote address, said that Pakistan is a treasure house of talented manpower and if properly mobilized; our nation could overtake other nations in the endeavor of development. “Th­e road for you has been difficult during your studies but you preserved and lived up to the expectations of your parents and today they are proud of your achievement,” Zia added.

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