Karachi, As many as 927 graduates qualified for Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Management and allied disciplines at the 2009 convocation of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) in Korangi. Sindh Chief Minister (CM), Qaim Ali Shah, was the Chief Guest on this occasion while Sheheryar Khan, former Foreign Secretary and former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was the key-note speaker.
While felicitating the graduating students Shah said that education was a major policy concern of the Sindh government. “The new national education policy has recently been formulated and the responsibility for implementing this policy rested solely with the provincial and district administrations,” he said.
He added that the government was developing an appropriate institutional framework for implementing the recommendations of the national education policy documents and for monitoring progress.
He complimented the IoBM for introducing a group of highly talented young men and women destined to play a leading role in the world of business and finance and make a significant contribution to national development.
In his keynote address, Sheheryar Khan advised the young graduates to be ready to embark on an arduous and challenging journey to life and career excellence by harmoniously blending the value system with current and contemporary trends in socio-economic development.
President IoBM, Shahjehan S Karim also congratulated the graduates on the occasion. “The key for us at IoBM is the nature of contribution that we can make towards stimulating a sustainable national recovery in the present economic crisis. This is what we have addressed during 2009. Our focus has been on the challenges that the national economy is currently facing. We have responded to this challenge by developing pertinent and practical graduate and post-graduate programmes,” he said.