ACCA Pakistan recently organized its fifth annual quiz for the CAT and ACCA students across the country. The regional contests were held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad on 23 August 2008 in which 21 teams from different ACCA tuition providers participated.
The regional winners contested in Karachi and Rise School of Accountancy from Punjab region won the national title. The ACCA Quiz 2008 was supported by the University of Cambridge UK.
ACCA also hosted the first international quiz in Karachi today in which participants from Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka contested for the international challenge. The excitement of this challenge was shared by a huge audience including students and teachers from various local institutions. The Pakistan team received the winning international shields from the honorable minister for youth affairs, Syed Faisal Sabzwari and Mr. Arif Masud Mirza, head of ACCA Pakistan.
In his address, the youth minister congratulated the contestants for an extra-ordinary zeal and enthusiasm in the quiz. He lauded ACCA Pakistan for providing a platform for the youth to demonstrate their talent and for organizing the first ACCA international quiz in Pakistan. The minister was thrilled to see the level of knowledge of the youth not only the accounting and finance but also general knowledge, IT and English. He said ACCA Pakistan has set a benchmark for other accounting and finance institutions for enhancing knowledge, motivation, cultural diversity and competition spirit in the youth. He welcomed participation from Sri Lankan and UAE teams to Karachi.
While appreciating the support of the youth minister, Mr. Arif Masud Mirza applauded the participation of the ACCA teams from various institutions in Pakistan, UAE and Sri Lanka.