IBA CEE Conducts Award Ceremony for Diploma in Taxation (First Batch)
On October 3, 2020, the Center of Executive Education (CEE), IBA, Karachi commemorated Diploma Awarding Ceremony 2020 for the first batch of Diploma in Taxation.
The addressees in this ceremony included faculty members, students, CEE staff members and Advisors from Sindh Revenue Board. Members of the Executive Committee from Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA), including Patron and Former President PTBA, Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon, President Pakistan Tax Bar Association, Mr. Aftab Hussain Nagra, Former Director CEE, Dr. Izhar Hussain, Director CEE, Dr. Rameez Khalid and Chief Guest Mr. Khalid Mehmood, Chairman Sindh Revenue Board were also present.
The event commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran and the National Anthem, followed by an address by Patron and Former President PTBA, Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon. During his address, Mr. Memon praised the efforts of all graduates for spending their weekends at IBA despite their busy schedule as working professionals. Mr. Memon also paid gratitude to Team CEE at IBA, for effectively organizing and managing the first batch of Diploma in Taxation. The event was held in compliance with Covid'19 SOPs & recommendations issued by IBA Karachi.
Next, Director CEE, Dr. Rameez Khalid presented his address and congratulated students for successfully completing this diploma. Dr. Khalid then invited Former Director CEE, Dr. Izhar Hussain on stage; Dr. Hussain congratulated the students of the graduating class. Executive CEE, Mr. Abdul Rehman then announced position holders' names who came forward to receive their shields:
- Mr. Amayed Ashfaq Tola, 1st Position Holder
- Mr. Tariq Yousuf, 2nd Position Holder
- Mr. Salman Asghar Shaikh, 3rd Position Holder
The graduates were awarded diplomas one by one in a celebratory atmosphere since this was the first graduating batch of Diploma in Taxation at IBA. The Valedictorian speech was given by the 1st Position Holder, Mr. Amayed Ashfaq Tola. The honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Khalid Mehmood, addressed the audience emphasizing on the importance of such trainings/programs.
The ceremony ended with closing remarks and vote of thanks by the Manager Business Development CEE, Mr. Munawar Jamal, after which all participants were invited to lunch.