Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President urges entrepreneurship development

Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President urges entrepreneurship development


Karachi, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar has asserted upon the need of entrepreneurship development and stated that youth should be encouraged to opt for self-employment.

Exchanging views with the Vice-Chancellor of Greenwich University Seema Mughal, he assured his best support and cooperation to effectively implement the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Greenwich University (GU), under Universities-Industries Linkage programme of KCCI, mainly to promote entrepreneurship and produce professionals as per need of corporate sector and industries.

Haroon Agar was of the view that this initiative is a productive move by two leading entities of Karachi which believe in ownership and optimum reciprocating to society and as well as the country. President KCCI apprised that the KCCI has embarked upon an ambitious plan of Universities-Industries Linkages, consequently, MoU was signed with Greenwich University for mutual cooperation.

He informed that President of KCCI was already a member on the Board of Governors of 20 Universities of Karachi. He focused that KCCI-GU liaison will result in development of Entrepreneurship and explore necessity for new faculties as per the on-ground requirements of trade and industry. Having a great say in the Federal and Provincial Governments, KCCI would support the cause of the Universities/ Higher Education Institutes of Karachi to further uplift academic excellence and call upon concerned quarters accordingly to create new dimensions of academic excellence, he focused.

Greenwich University’s Vice-Chancellor Seema Mughal appreciated the vital role played by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for revenue generation, employment creation, entrepreneurship development and socio-economic development of Karachi and Pakistan.

She stated that keeping in view mutual interest, KCCI and GU signed MoU to work together, coordinate their efforts, pool multiple resources to help the industry and academia in achieving maximum potential and increasing knowledge.

She said that it is imperative to arrange lectures of President/Office Bearers/prominent members of KCCI engaged in trade and industry at various departments of GU to broaden ideas and enlightenment for students.

She was of the opinion that KCCI and GU can join hands in research and organizing conferences/ seminars/symposiums. She also extended invitation to the President KCCI to grace the occasion of GU’s Convocation 2013 with his presence. She asked for regular meetings for meaningful implementation of MoU equally beneficial for both organizations.

KCCI and GU, in the light of MoU, will hold quarterly meetings, organize joint seminars, exchange research, ideas and proposals to uplift economy, trade, business and promote entrepreneurship. From KCCI Senior Vice President Shamim Firpo, Vice President Nasir Mehmood, Managing Committee Members and from GU Tahira Khan, Events Coordinator, Mian Muhammad Afzal, Head of Corporate, Zafar Iqbal Saifi, Chairperson Economics and Finance Dept., Dr Shair Sultan Mughal, Dean, Faculty of Sciences also participated in the meeting.

For more information, contact:
M. Shafiq Baig
Public Relations Officer
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road,
Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Karachi-74000
Tel: +9221 9921 8001 -09
Fax: +9221 9921 8010
Email: pro@kcci.com.pk, pro2@kcci.com.pk
Website: http://www.kcci.com.pk/



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