ACCA students to have access to new academy

LAHORE (PR): PwC Academy’s recent visit to Lahore began with a media briefing at ACCA Lahore’s office where Haroon A Jan, Head of ACCA Lahore and Fazeela Gopalani, Manager PwC Academy, Dubai launched plans for a student exchange program. This will provide opportunities to young talent from Pakistan to pursue the ACCA Qualification at the PwC Academy in Dubai.

Fazeela Gopalani, Manager PwC Academy, Dubai said: “The main objective of our visit to Pakistan is to get the best and the brightest talent on board and provide them with world class learning opportunities in Dubai which would help them excel in their careers.”

Haroon Ahmad Jan, Head of ACCA Lahore while explaining the objectives of PwC Academy’s visit to Pakistan said:  “This visit is particularly beneficial for individuals looking to establish themselves internationally as it would give them a chance to discover the role and expectations from an accountant globally.”

This was followed by a joint presentation delivered by representatives from the PwC Academy and ACCA Lahore at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) highlighting the opportunities available for the graduating batch in the UAE. The session started off with Ms. Sabahat Khan, Business Relationship Manager - Learning, ACCA Pakistan, informing students about the ACCA Qualification.

She informed students that the final year BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance students at LUMS can register for ACCA with exemptions of nine papers which is the maximum number of exemptions awarded.

The students were also briefed about the Accelerate Programme. Accelerate is a special arrangement between ACCA and LUMS giving the BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance students an opportunity to register early with ACCA and accelerate their careers in finance. 

 Mrs. Fazeela Gopalani, representative from PwC Academy Dubai, informed students that PwC Academy would provide an environment where students would interact with experts in the field of accountancy and would acquire a range of key skills needed to be successful finance professional.

The presentation was followed by an interactive question and answer session with the students who wanted to explore in depth their options in pursuing the ACCA qualification in Dubai.

Telenor empowers disabled with mobile repairing skills

ISLAMABAD (PR): Aimed at empowering Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to earn their livelihood, Telenor Pakistan has revamped the Mobile Repairing Lab at National Teaching Center for Special Persons (NTCSP) with modern state-of-the-art equipment, internet connectivity and a fulltime mobile repairing trainer. The newly-revamped lab, which has been set up in collaboration with Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) under Telenor Pakistan’s flagship corporate responsibility initiative ‘Khuddar Pakistan’, was inaugurated today by Sibghut-ur-Rehman, Director General, Special Education.

Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “With Khuddar Pakistan, we are striving to bring a positive change and lasting impact in the lives of Persons with Disabilities. The revamp of this lab is yet another endeavor on our part to unlock their potential and empower them with necessary skills to earn a decent livelihoodin the society”.

Sibghut-ur-Rehman, Director General, Special Education also lauded Telenor Pakistan’s commitment towards the inclusion of PWDs in the society and expressed his gratitude on successful up-gradation of the lab that will ensure a promising future for the PWDs.

In the current batch, twelve students with different disabilities will go through an extensive six-month mobile repairing training, encompassing theoretical and technical aspects of the skill.

Taiwan team due today


A four-member delegation from Taiwan will reach in city on Sunday (today). The delegation consists of Executive Director of Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (NCF) Rebecca Wang, Lee Shang Lin, Huang Pei Li and Liang Yung Kuang. This delegation is arriving on the invitation of Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Pakistan (CLAPP).

General Secretary of CLAPP Prof. Dr Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz said that delegation would discuss to start food and medical aid programmes in Pakistan.