IFA Pakistan leading from the front

By FD.Sheikh
Fri, 11, 18

Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) recently organized its second series of quarterly conferences in Lahore....


Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) recently organized its second series of quarterly conferences in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The conferences, based on the theme “Leading from the front”, were attended by a large number of business professionals, consultants and trainers employed in public practice, industry, and in the private sector. A good number of students also attended and benefited from the events held in the key cities of the country.

While talking about leadership in today’s business world, at the second quarterly conference in Lahore, Mr Ansar A. Quershi, a renowned international speaker and trainer, said that proficiency and being proactive are the two fundamental characteristics that a leader in this modern and fast business world must possess.

Ms Sadia Malik, an international trainer and professional coach, while addressing students and professionals in Islamabad highlighted the significance of organizational culture and its impact on masses at workplace. 

The attendees, especially young students, were motivated by the success stories shared by Mr Farhan Sheikh, Chief Internal Auditor of Punjab Model Bazaar Management Company Industries, Commerce and Investment Department of Government of the Punjab. Mr. Sheikh advised students to remain focused to achieve their targets and for this he suggested developing the habit of journaling regularly.

In the conference held in Karachi, Mr Haider Imam, member of Karachi Tax Bar and Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants emphasised the significance of filing Income Tax Returns. 

He also mentioned that the latest amendments in Income Tax Ordinance attempt to enhance the tax collection. He further added that once you get registered (filer) under Income Tax Ordinance, percentage of tax imposed in different financial transactions drops considerably.

Addressing the large number of attendees, regional director of IFA Pakistan, Mr Abdul Shakoor said that IFA has been producing thousands of business professionals for many decades. It is the outcome of stringent compliance with its core values and up to date curriculum that today IFA group has more than 36000 qualified business professionals and students who are serving in more than 80 countries.

The quarterly conferences concluded with the hope that business education in Pakistan will keep up with the changing requirements of the era and young business professionals will play their role in dealing with the current financial crisis faced by Pakistan.