“Chamber’s Role Vital for Academia-Industry Linkages: VC AIR University”



ISLAMABAD: Vice Chancellor AIR University Air Marshal Abdul Moaeed Khan HI(M)  has said that Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry is playing a significant role in the promotion of Academia-Industry linkages which is the dire need of the hour for the economic stability of the country.

Talking to Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry who called on him while leading an ICCI delegation here on Thursday he said that promotion of entrepreneurship among the youth will definitely yield fruits for the advancement of businesses in the country and thereafter meeting the much needed requirement of Foreign Direct Investments.

On the occasion both the AIR University and ICCI inked a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) under which later will provide incubation and Research facilities to the students of AIR University to instil entrepreneurship  skills among them. Moreover, both sides will also promote and project the importance of Corporate Social Responsibilities ( CSR ) for the benefit of the business community as well as the general public.

President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari while mentioning the achievements of the ICCI in promotion of industry-academia linkages for ease of doing business in the country and pulling the country out of the existing economic mess said that ICCI doors are always open for this noble cause.

He said that ICCI considers it a matter of pride for it that it is playing the role of a bridge between the business community and the government for achieving the greater objective of making the country an economic hub.

Former President ICCI Zafar Bakhtawari underlined the need to overcome the negativity against the business community in the country and asserted that success stories of the key businessmen of the country must be made part of the syllabus to encourage the youth to become good job providers instead of job seekers.

On this occasion ICCI executive member Ch. Maqsood Tabish, Ch. Mohammad Ali and members Adnan Mukhtar Zia Chaudhry were also present.