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PAD sets up new wing
By Jamil Khan February 10, 2013
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DUBAI: A group of chartered accountants passed out from Pakistan’s elite Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) to serve in a number of financial institutions throughout the country.

“Each chartered accountant should strive to hone his professional skills in order to benefit the community.”

This was stated by Abdullah Yousuf, ex-chairman, Central Board of Revenue (CBR), and an ICAP council member in Pakistan in his remarks.

He was the chief guest at the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan Chartered Accountant Wing, a new wing formed under the Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) on Friday evening.

The ceremony was by marked a dinner reception for the families of the chartered accountants, members of the UAE-chapter of ICAP. Besides, a number of entertainment activities had been organised for children.

He urged all chartered accountants representing ICAP to take advantage of the market and asked them to take part in seminars and other such activities to enhance their professional skills.

The ICAP-UAE chapter has around 450 members in the country working in different financial institutions and banks, making it one of the major chapters like the Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Canada chapters. 

The newly elected president of Pakistan Chartered Accountant Wing Khalid Mahmood said that they would work together with PAD to benefit the community.

“Through the contribution of our members spread all over the UAE, we will not only be part of the PAD activities throughout the year but also arrange our own programmes to engage our members,” he said.

He added that different committees would be formed to benefit existing members as well as new professionals from Pakistan.

“We will set up a professional bureau to assist new professionals in this market,” he said.

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