ISLAMABAD - The incident of 9/11 has turned fortunes in favour of Afghanistan and brought prosperity to the country, said Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Muhammad Anwar Anwarzai during a graduation ceremony here on Tuesday. He was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony of Certified Accounting Technicians (CAT) organised by ACCA Pakistan. The Ambassador was of the view that post-9/11 events have helped to get rid of the brutal reign of previous regime and as a result progress and prosperity came to the country. He maintained that in the contemporary world followed by rapid economic growth and massive development, the technical knowledge of Accounting is very necessary to cope with the growing demands of industry. "In today's world, technical knowledge is the key, I am glad that these young Afghans have made it", stated the ambassador while paying his compliments to young Afghan accounting graduates. The chief guest lauded the efforts of ACCA for providing quality services in the filed of accountancy for several decades and said "ACCA has put up a remarkable show, I hope it will keep on providing quality education". Moreover, Anwar Anwarzai stated that Afghanistan has lost professional and technical experts owing to more than three decades of war. He stressed upon the promotion of technical education in war prone country. In addition, he urged the Afghan females to extend their maximum contribution along with their female counterparts to make Afghanistan a progressive country. "The females should step ahead for the betterment of Afghanistan", he added. Guest of honour, senior protection officer of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Biat Schular congratulated the passing-out graduates and wished them profound luck for future endeavours. He expressed his satisfaction over the current process of development that is going on in Afghanistan. Head of ACCA Pakistan, Arif Masood Mirza said that despite severe socio-economic crises in war-ridden Afghanistan, the emergence of technical graduates is praise worthy. "ACCA Pakistan was formed in 1999 ever since its formation, ACCA is determined to provide modernized technical education of accountancy to its students", he added. Further more he informed that Etislat, UN house and other leading organization are the main sponsors of ACCA in Afghanistan. President of Afghan Society for Accounting Technicians (ASAT) Feroz Rafiq appreciated the generosity and hospitality of the ACCA management for inviting him to attend the event. He criticized the role of the previous Taliban-led regime and expressed satisfaction over the present development of education and infrastructure. 13 Afghan candidates graduated under ACCA where as 8 of them attended the graduation ceremony to obtain their certificates.