OBS Courtyard - Inauguration Ceremony
October 16, 2015: IBA was honored to welcome Mr. Tarek M. Khan & Adeela Tarek Khan from OBS Pharma for the inauguration of the OBS Courtyard situated between the academic blocks at IBA's Main Campus. OBS Pharma, which is ranked among the top 20 pharmaceutical companies with a strong presence in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, offers services that include manufacturing, marketing and sales of pharmaceutical and consumer health products and it is among the very few companies in Pakistan, which has specialized in developing strategic business alliances with reputed international firms like Organon, Merck & Co. Inc. USA and Schering Plough.
Mr. Tarek A Khan (CEO – OBS Pharma) accompanied by Ms. Adeela Tarek (Shareholder and Senior Management, OBS Pharma) visited IBA and were greeted by Dr. Ishrat Husain at the newly inaugurated Fauji Foundation Building. The guests proceeded to the Conference Room, where a presentation was given by Capt. (Retd) Ahmed Zaheer, Registrar at IBA, highlighting the infrastructural growth at IBA in recent years and how OBS Pharma's generous contribution has helped facilitate the next generation of thinkers to excel in their studies. The guests were awarded plaques and a memorable photograph of the OBS Courtyard to display in their Corporate Office reminding them of their support of the IBA.
The generous donation by OBS Pharma has facilitated IBA to construct an interactive space for the students. The courtyard is a unique addition among the purpose-built, centrally air-conditioned buildings. Built at the center of the academic blocks (Tabba, Aman CED and Adamjee Academic Centre), it provides a natural environment for the students to take a break in between their classes and relax. The courtyard is a breath of fresh air among the air-conditioned buildings, allowing the students a common area outdoors to network and spend some time.