ACCA gathers business leaders in Peshawar to enhance accountants’ role in boosting Pakistan’s economic development

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted a large-scale corporate conference here in Peshawar today on the theme ‘Being Bold: Shaping a Sustainable Future in Uncertain Times’ featuring the country’s top business and thought leaders and policymakers.

This ground breaking event brought together thought leaders, experts, and professionals from diverse sectors to discuss and deliberate on crucial topics surrounding Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, Future-Ready Talent, and Digital Transformation. .

The conference was attended by many prominent names in the corporate sector, as well as leading policymakers and members of the provincial cabinet.

Prominent speakers contributing to the dialogue of inclusive and sustainable economic development were Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Gulfaraz, CEO / MD, The Bank of Khyber, Akbar Ali Khan, Accountant General, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Matti Ullah, Former Secretary Industries & Economic Zones, Shahzad Ahmad Malik, President, ICMA Pakistan, Moin Iqbal, Head of Business Organization, InfraZamin Pakistan, Dr Najeeb Ullah, Minister of Science & Technology, Sports and Youth, KP, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, Founder & Chairman, The Millennium Education & TMUC, Fahad Saeed, Business Development Manager, ACCA Pakistan and Asad Malik Mehmood, Head of Business Development – North, ACCA Pakistan.

While speaking to the media, Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan added “It is essential for these conversations to happen at a greater frequency and actionable agendas to be formulated as a result of these dialogs. ACCA is committed to creating a sustainable future and this can only be done with the collective effort of stakeholders from all sectors and industries. The world is in a volatile position due to economic instability and to ensure sustainable recovery, we must act in collaboration with each other.”

At the conference, ACCA, industry and thought leaders shared insights, practical guidance, strategies, and solutions to enable businesses and policymakers to embrace these new technologies and create a conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Featuring contributions from forward-thinking thought leaders, the conference programme included a future-focused panel conversation on the topic of “Building sustainable economies and developing a skilled workforce”.

While speaking to the audience Our Chief Guest Dr. Akbar Ali Kahn (Accountant General of KP Said “I would like to thank ACCA Pakistan for inviting me. In these uncertain times, I urge you to be bold. Driven by ethics and trust, let our leadership pave the way for a sustainable economy. Today, we discussed innovation in startups, recognizing the vital role of ACCA professionals—a key to forging a commitment that defines our path to the future”.

The conversation leaders for the segment included Fauziah Ali Banuri, Divisional Head Marketing, Bank of Khyber, Asim Ishaq Khan, Project Director, NIC Peshawar, Muhammad Yawar, Director – Rafaqat Babar & Co (ACCA Member Network Panel), Shawana Zeeshan Parvez, Lecturer, IMSciences, Muhammad Munaim, Director of Finance, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB), Mahvesh Ali Khan, Founder & CEO, Ran’aa Child Welfare Foundation

Masood Textile Mills Limited and TMUC Pakistan joined ACCA as Strategic Partners. Professional Academy of Commerce (PAC Khyber Campus), Mahmood Group and SKANS Education Pvt Ltd. were the Platinum Partners, and Metropolitan International United College (MIUC) and Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital joined as Gold Partners. InfraZamin Pakistan powered the conference as a Strategic Knowledge Partner.

Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB), KPEZDMC (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KP-BOIT), IM Sciences, City University and SOS Pakistan were the supporting partners, while Nutshell Group joined as Knowledge Partner.

NIC Peshawar and IM Durshal also participated as Community Partners.



With more than 247,000 fully qualified members and 526,000 future members worldwide, ACCA is the world’s leading body for professional accountants which uses its unrivalled connections across the world to connect people with fulfilling careers, organisations with the best finance talent, and economies with the ingredients for growth. With strong partnerships with top employers and social sector across the globe and an award-winning Professional Insights programme offering ground-breaking futures insight, ACCA is at the forefront of finance talent development and creating future-proof careers.





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