Alumni Reunion at Pearl Continental Lahore
For the first time in the history of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, it had an Alumni Reunion outside Karachi. I am very proud to inform you of the very, very successful event that took place in Lahore at Shahi Khema Banquet Hall, Pearl Continental Lahore on Saturday, 13th of May, 2017. The event was in collaboration with the IBA Marketing Club and Alumni Department.
The event was attended by numerous distinguished alumni, ranging from Graduates of the class of 1961 till 2016, as well as the members of the Board of Governors of the IBA. The event commenced in the evening, in the presence of more than 600 guests -- an amazing feat, considering that IBA Alumni are generally residents of Karachi.
Mr. Shahid Shafiq, the Alumni Representative on the Board of Governors of the IBA, initiated the event with his welcome address and internalized how important it is for the IBA to establish close and working relationships with its alumni, and vice versa, so that it continues to remain one of the best Business Administration schools in the world. An internationally accredited institute with a vast global network of alumni, we desire to stay ahead in the game. He expressed his gratitude to all the alumni present for making it a stupendous event, not just from Lahore but from all over the Punjab, KPK, Islamabad, and even from Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Dr Farrukh Iqbal, Dean & Director of the IBA, gave his speech to illustrate on how the IBA has gained a new face, involving developments in infrastructure and educational programs that the IBA is offering. Dr. Iqbal said that the IBA shall try to make this an annual event outside Karachi. He informed the audience on the steps being taken to make the IBA as one of the best schools in Asia, and later, the world.
Unfortunately, the Chief Guest, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was unable to grace us with his presence at the event due to a sudden, unexpected thunderstorm at Islamabad airport.
As promised, the tremendously fruitful event ended a lavish dinner, and a musical performance by the renowned artist, Ms. Quratulain Baloch.
Overall, it was an amazing night. The IBA wishes to stay connected with everyone and will ensure that these splendid events continue to take place, and hopefully return to Lahore (or Islamabad) next year for a reunion as prodigious and prolific as this one. I thank all the participants who took the time off to attend, and for the wonderful IBA team led by Mr. Jami Moiz, Mr. Mazhar Kazmi, Mr. Kazi Mazharuddin, Ms. Mariam Siddiqui, Mr. Arsalan Ashraf, Mr. Syed Rizwan Rizvi, Ms. Shabana Amirali, Mr. Aamer Shabbir and so many more, for the beautiful arrangements.
Alumni Representative of the Board of Governors