KARACHI: A delegation of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) called on Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed at his office in Islamabad.
The delegation was headed by the President of ICAP Naeem Akhtar Sheikh, FCA. Sheikh briefed the PM about the efforts of Institute in the development of economy of the country and significance of its members as very sought after professionals in local and international markets.
He further told about the Institute’s endeavour to make chartered accountancy profession more accessible to the students from AJK. For the purpose, Institute, being a non-profit organization, needs support of the AJK government for establishment of ICAP’s office in AJK.
The AJK government was also requested to support Institute in its talent hunt program by funding the education of some very bright students from AJK who don’t have sufficient resources to select chartered accountancy as a career. Sheikh also gave Institute’s message in the public interest that government should consider adoption of public sector accounting standard in recording of financial transactions. This will bring transparency, reliability and accountability to government records.
The prime minster told the delegation that education in the region is among his top priorities. He assured Sheikh of his full cooperation in all the matters discussed. He directed his staff to extend full support to ICAP in its efforts in AJK.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Finance (AJK) Yusuf Khan and Principal Secretary to PM Fayaz Abbasi.