KARACHI - The Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) has welcomed the Supreme Court directives for delimitation of new constituencies and demanded to compile new voter lists in the light of the verdict of the court on immediate basis.

Shama Munshi, PML-F’s Media Coordinator Ladies Wing in her statement issued here on Saturday said that delimitation of electoral constituencies in light of Supreme Court’s directives will help out in conducting free and fair elections in the province.

She opined that following the Supreme Court’s verdict, the people who restrain themselves in casting their vote due to the apprehension of manipulated and engineered election result will enthusiastically turn up to use their right of vote.  However, she said that delimitations should be done in the whole province beside Karachi so that nobody could turn biased against the verdict, adding that there are many electoral constituencies where delimitations is needed.

PML-F leader Shama Munshi while rejecting Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro’s claim that delimitation was not possible without conducting census said that there was a provision in the law to hold delimitation even without census.

IBA celebrating legacy of Excellence in Business Education : The convocation, one of the most prestigious and important events on the IBA calendar, recognised the achievements of graduating students.

The ceremony took place on Saturday at the IBA main campus, University Road, Karachi. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker of Sindh Assembly, was the chief guest of the ceremony.  Khuhro praised the reliability of the high standard of IBA that had successfully produced exceptional students who are given recognition at home and abroad.

He further stated that the new state of the art CED building, other ongoing projects, the illustrious faculty and the recent collaborations with foreign institutions are all physical manifestations of the progress made at IBA which deserves the highest accolades.

Addressing the participants, Dr Ishrat Hussain, the Dean and Director IBA declared 2012 “A year of Infrastructural Development and International Linkages” — the best in his four-and-half year tenure at IBA that rooted successful culmination of a series of initiatives forming part of the multi prong IBA Strategy which was adopted in 2008 to achieve the ambition of becoming the leading business school in Asia and in the world.

Dr Ishrat delightfully informed that the availability of new capacity of classrooms, labs, seminar rooms, hostel facilities etc. has allowed IBA to expand its annual intake of students to various programs specially MBA Morning program which was 63 this year as compared to 25 last Fall. He advised the students, “We expect you to adhere to the ethical values that we have attempted to imbibe in you. There will be many challenges, many temptations and many urges for short cuts but I am sure that you will not deviate from the path of integrity, honesty, truthfulness and merit in whatever you do in your life.”

IBA also gave an honorary Doctorate in Management to Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi for his outstanding leadership & philanthropic services. Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi is a prominent citizen urological surgeon of Pakistan who has dedicated his life to the service of humanity and devoted his very existence to saving millions of lives through acts of kindness, companionship and commitment. He is the founder and driving force behind the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). 

A total of 445 students were conferred degrees this year including 69 per cent male and 31 per cent female graduated under various Bachelors and Masters’ Programmes including 49 Executive MBA students. This year the first batch of MBA students with 2 year postgraduate experience has gone into the market.