Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Continued Professional Development (CPD) and Networking event was arranged by the UAE Chapter of ICAP Members on 29 September 2018, at Marriott Jaddaf.
The theme of the event was “New Beginnings” which highlighted the need for ICAP members to appreciate leadership and realize the connection between leadership and new beginnings. Three motivational speakers, including two Emirati speakers Lt Col. Mohammed Murad and Fatima Bin Mousa Alloghani as well as one Pakistani speaker Khawaja Rizwan Saleem boosted the morale of chartered accountants.
ICAP is a wing of Pakistan Association Dubai; the only registered community organization of expatriate Pakistanis in the UAE.
“Pakistan and Pakistanis have a great potential in being the best in the world. The bright aspiring finance fraternity present here will surely play an integral role in the development and progress of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates” said H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE who was the chief guest of the event.
Asma Jan. Muhammad, Chairman of the UAE Chapter of ICAP Members, discussed about the chapter’s vision and plans for the coming years. She also introduced and explained the roles of other members of the Managing Committee of ICAP UAE Chapter.
President Pakistan Association Dubai Dr Faisel Ikram while addressing audience said “We should all make a promise to ourselves to do something useful for the society and Pakistanis as a community have immense passion to take on unprecedented initiatives”.
PAD is in the process of building the world’s largest community centre for overseas Pakistanis which will have a not for profit healthcare facility; a first of its kind in the GCC by any expatriate community. ICAP has pledged Dh1 million towards this unprecedented initiative after which a wall in the medical centre will be named after them.
Mr. Riaz A. Rehman, ICAP President, spoke about ICAP Oversees Chapter’s and their importance in supporting CA Pakistan profession worldwide. Mr. Riaz A. Rehman appreciated the event organized by the UAE Chapter Committee focusing on the soft-skills of ICAP Members. He also spoke about measures being taken by ICAP to help CA Pakistan being recognized by international bodies as well as steps being taken by ICAP to improve the quality of practice by small and medium practicing firms, continuous improvement of curriculum and examination review as well as professional regulations governing CA Pakistan profession.
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