Former Pakistan cricket captain Aamir Sohail was among the expert panelists discussing how to promote talent at an awards ceremony in Lahore, which celebrated the success of students who scored high marks in exams conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
He said “talent does not know or realise its true potential, it is up to us to help them and hone them.” He also said he was delighted that talent was being taken up as an important issue and talks were being held about it.
Punjab Information Technology Board Director General IT Aamer Chaudry said talent in the country has grown and developed in spite of all the challenges and this is a success for all.
Kashf Microfinance CEO and President Mudassar Aqil said his organisation realises the value of talent promotion and is investing heavily in it.
They were joined on the panel by Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, who discussed key issues pertaining to how organisations can develop a culture to promote and foster talent and help people find right careers and achieve success.
Students who scored high marks in ACCA’s Foundations in Accountancy and professional-level examinations, which took place in 2012, were presented with awards at the event.
Arif Masud Mirza said, “We are delighted to not only be able to recognise the skill and hard work of our students who have achieved high marks in what are demanding examinations, but also to have outstanding experts to discuss how best organisations in Pakistan can nurture and promote talent for their benefit and for the wider good of the whole economy.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2013.
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