KARACHI: Tariq Huda, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive on Wednesday announced on behalf of customs officials to donate one-day salary annually for the deserving students of Institute of Business Administration (IBA).
The collection will make a total of Rs 4 million which will be helpful four-year study program for seven students at the IBA.
The collector preventive said that the contribution was made in order to acknowledge the contribution of the institute towards economy of the country.
He said that customs officials were making this contribution as part of their social responsibility. He said that the donation will be helpful for deserving students.
He also presented over Rs3.5 million to Dr. Ishrat Hussain, dean and director of the institute.
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean and Director of IBA appreciated the contribution made by staff of Pakistan Customs. “It is a great initiative by any government department,” he said.
He said that the purpose of donations to help students from backward areas. “At present only rich can afford quality education,” he said. “We can not make any turnaround in Pakistan without bringing bright students from backward areas,” he added.
He highlighted the achievements of the IBA after his assumption as Dean and Director of the institution.
Ghulam Muhammad, Director General, Customs Training made presentation on progress of his department. He said that degree program was suspended by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in 2008 due to shortage of funds. Now the training centre has requested the FBR to resume such program, he added.