KARACHI: The close co-ordination and co-operation between public sector universities and the corporate sector in Pakistan will help not only public sector universities enhance their academic prowess, but also assist the corporate sector in identifying and resolving the issues that afflict the corporate world.
These sentiments were expressed by Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan in his address to the inauguration meeting of the Corporate Advisory Council of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law which was held at the Governor’s House.
Dr Ebad said a modern university’s basic function is to conduct research in different spheres of life, while the private sector serves as the dynamic engine of economic growth. Thus, close co-operation between the two would lead to a win-win situation for academia and business of the country.
The Sindh Governor congratulated Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, for being the first law university in Pakistan and also for being the pioneer and first university in the public sector to set up a corporate advisory council.
He said that the setting up of a CAC would facilitate in the exchange ideas and views between experts of different fields and help them arrive at solutions to the different issues that beset the corporate world. He suggested that the CAS should also serve as a platform to explore avenues as to how to streamline and improve the various duties and taxes structure.
The Sindh Governor concluded by stating that he was pleased to learn that SZABUL had initiated close co-operation with universities in Great Britain which he hoped would help improve the standard of legal education in Pakistan.
Federal Ombudsman Mr. Salman Faruqi in his speech said the setting up of a corporate advisory council by SZABUL would be a mutually beneficial step for the corporate world and universities of Pakistan.
The founder Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Qazi Khalid Ali, in his welcome address said the setting up of the CAC was yet another milestone of the university. He thanked chancellor and Governor Sindh, members of the legal fraternity and the corporate world for gracing the occasion and support.
Following dignitaries attended the event:
List of Corporate Advisory Council Members / Invitees
|1.||M. Salman Faruqui||Federal Ombudsman||Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan|
|2.||Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan||Federal Secretary||Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan|
|3.||Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan||Federal Secretary||Narcotics Control Division, Government of Pakistan|
|4.||Mr. Sirajuddin Aziz||President & CEO||Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited|
|5.||Ms. Tahira Raza||President||First Women Bank Limited|
|6.||Mr. Viqar Rashid||Chairman||National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC)|
|7.||Mr. Shoaib Mir||Chairman||State Life Insurance Corporation|
|8||Mr. Arif Elahi||Chairman||Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)|
|9.||Mr. Abdul Rauf Alam||Chairman||Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FPCCI)|
|10.||Mr. Shamim Ahmed Firpo||Chairman||Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industries (KCCI)|
|11||Ms. Rubina Wasti||Sr. Joint Secretary (SDT)||Ministry of Textile Industry, Government of Pakistan|
|12.||Mr. Manzoor Ahmed Kayani||Joint Secretary||Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Islamabad.|
|13.||Mr. Khalid Rehman||Managing Director||Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSG C)|
|14.||Syed Ali Mumtaz Zaidi||Managing Director||Zulfikarabad Development Authority (ZDA)|
|15.||Mr. Abdul Raheem Soomro||Provincial Secretary||Commerce & Industries Department. Government of Sindh|
|16.||Mr. Roshan Ali Shaikh||Director General||National Institute of Management, Karachi|
|17.||Mr. Ahmed Taimoor Nasir||Director General (HRM)||Nominee of Auditor General of Pakistan|
|18.||Mr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq||Director General||Pakistan Standards & Quality Control. Authority Govt. of Pakistan (Ministry of Science & Technology.|
|19.||Mian Zahid Hussain||Chairman||Kenlubes International Limited|
|20.||Mirza Shahnawaz Agha||Chairman||Beema-Pakistan Company Limited|
|21.||Brig. (R) SherShah||Company Secretary||Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC)|
|22.||Mr. Muslim S. Mohamedi||Chairman||Pakistan Fisheries Exporters Association|
|23.||Mr. Shabir Ahmed||Patron-in-Chief||Pakistan Bedwear Exporters Association|
|24.||Mr. Aftab Siddiqui||Director||Innovalueconsult.com, London, UK|
|25.||Mr. Ikram-ul-Haq Qureshi||Member (Legal, Cartels and Trade Abuses)||Nominee of Competition Commission of Pakistan|
|26.||Mr. Suresh Mal||Chief Engineer (South)||Government of Pakistan Ministry of Housing & Works, Islamabad.|
|27.||Dr. Abdul Rauf Siddiqui||Textile Commissioner||Ministry of Textile Industry|
|28.||Mr. Agha Maqsood Abbas||Additional Director||Sindh Building Control Authority,|
|29.||Deputy Chief of Protocol||Nominee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Camp Office Karachi|
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FIRST MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF “CORPORATE ADVISORY COUNCIL” CREATED BY SZABUL LAW UNIVERSITY UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF
THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR OF SIND – THE CHANCELLOR AND
THE VICE CHANCELLOR, JUSTICE (RETIRED) QAZI KHALID ALI,
ON THE 20TH OCTOBER 2016
Towards the restricted interaction with the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and the members of the Corporate Advisory Council by Mirza Shahnawaz Agha, the deliberated points by MSA are appended herein below in aid of the minutes to be prepared by the office of the Vice Chancellor:
- Towards felicitating the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for establishing the First Law University of the country, citation was made for the milestone achieved as bedrock for the future of the Judiciary, judicial activism and legislation.
- It was pointed out that the basic difference between the 1st and the 3rd world countries is in process of decision-making. Decision-making in the 1st world is essentially researched based and the platform for all research essentially rests with universities. The significance of a law university is the point of reference towards legislation. This status needs to be recognized as an “essential” workshop for the legislature, duly compensated with associated costs.
- It was stated that, at the root of all development in ‘nation states’, the one factor, which is decisive, is the freedom of enterprise. In Pakistan, whilst the constitution provides the right to enterprise, the freedom there towards is muddled in conflicting rules. This is so because there exist three parallel economies in the country, one each of the Army, the Bureaucracy and finally the People. The absence of a level playing field is counter productive for production, which is based on land, labor, capital and enterprise.
- In addition to the aforementioned dilemma, Pakistan does not have defined economic destination and consequently a road map there towards. For all nation states to develop to the front end of technology, a three step indulgence is incumbent:
- Architectural plans identifying and defining the economic destination, plus road map;
- Branding the uniqueness of the Architectural Plans; and
- Marketing of the same world over.
- Having identified the dilemma and the way forward, the law university, specially through the ‘Corporate Advisory Council’ can achieve by correctly positioning itself the status of the legal RND hub for the country and can find sufficient money to meet its establishment cost both from within and outside Pakistan.
All the above were points of deliberation between Mirza Shahnawaz Agha and those present in the meeting, addressed directly to the Honourable Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor with the aim of defining the objectives of the Corporate Advisory Council.