Graduation Ceremony of IBA/P&DD/UNDP/IMS-UOB Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project, Quetta 2019

Graduation Ceremony of IBA/P&DD/UNDP/IMS-UOB Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project, Quetta 2019

IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in collaboration with the Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), University of Balochistan (UOB) successfully concluded an Entrepreneurship training programme. It was a maiden initiative of the Planning and Development Department (P&DD), Govt. of Balochistan with technical support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan.

There were 100 participants i.e. 50 males and 50 females who successfully completed this entrepreneurship training program. The program aimed to provide the young men and women from Balochistan with opportunities to acquire entrepreneurial skills, to develop their mindset and to start their own businesses. Upon the culmination of the program, a Certificate Distribution Ceremony was organized to recognize the efforts and to boost the self-confidence of the young male and female entrepreneurs of Balochistan.

The ceremony was graced with the presence of several prominent guests including: Mr. Zahoor Ahmed Buledi (Minister Finance and Information), Mr. Ghoram Bugti (Member of Provincial Assembly), Mr. Lala Rasheed (Member of Provincial Assembly), Mr. Malik Khurram Shahzad (Ex-Minister for Information), Mr. Arif Shah (Chief SDGs Planning & Developing Department, Government of Balochistan), Mr. Zulfiqar Durrani (Provincial Representative - UNDP Pakistan), Dr. Javeid Iqbal (Vice Chancellor- University of Balochistan), Dr. Abdul Naeem (Director IMS-UOB), Ms. Shazia Aman (Project Associate - UNDP Pakistan), Dr. Beenish Malik (Assistant Professor IMS UOB), Mr. Ghulam Mustafa (Project Director - GPE BEP Project) and various other Guest from diversified Educational Institutes across Quetta.

Graduation Ceremony of IBA/P&DD/UNDP/IMS-UOB Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project, Quetta 2019

The Ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Next, Dr. Shahid Qureshi (Program Director - IBA CED) gave a welcome note followed by a speech from Mr. Arif Shah (Chief SDGs Planning & Developing Department, Government of Balochistan). In continuation, Mr. Zulfiqar Durrani (Provincial Representative - UNDP Pakistan) emphasized in his speech on the significance of such entrepreneurial initiatives which are backed up by a strong sense of purpose and with a mindset of contributing back to the society.

Moreover, the Certificate Distribution Ceremony was conducted for both Male and Female Batches exhibiting the emerging entrepreneurial ideas of the vibrant entrepreneurs of Balochistan. The key note speech was given by the Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Mr. Zahoor Buledi (Minister Finance & Information) who highly appreciated the efforts of IBA, UNDP, P&DD and UOB to impart an entrepreneurial mindset amongst the youth of Balochistan.

In continuation, Dr. Javeid Iqbal (Vice Chancellor - UOB) gave a Vote of Thanks stating that such training programs are necessary for providing a pathway for the youth of Balochistan to start their own small-scale businesses leading towards economic growth of the province and the country.

Next, the Chief Guest presented souvenirs as a token of appreciation to all the Guest (s) of Honor and the Management team. The Ceremony ended on a group picture.

Graduation Ceremony of IBA/P&DD/UNDP/IMS-UOB Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project, Quetta 2019
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