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ACCA Acknowledges High Achievers

KARACHI (November 03, 2009) – ACCA Pakistan organised its first High Achievers Ceremony to appreciate the achievement of 6 global and 16 national High Achievers from the Sindh region who scored highest marks in the CAT and ACCA examinations held in December 2008 and June 2009 sessions.

Mr Nisar Khuhro, Speaker of Provincial Assembly – Sindh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and presented certificates and cash prizes to the high fliers. Mr Khuhro congratulated the high achievers for their hard work and said, “Education has always been an issue for Pakistan and these high achievers are lucky to have the opportunity to afford education as its not available to everyone. These gifted young minds will go on to become great accountants in the future. Accountants add considerable value to business by driving down costs and identifying drivers of value and profitability – and never more so than in the current environment. They are instrumental in obtaining access to finance and strengthening the balance sheet.”

On the occasion, Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, congratulated the awardees, their families and teachers for the brilliant performance of High Achievers in the region. He said, “For over a decade now, ACCA Pakistan has represented opportunity for talented and committed professionals, irrespective of background and location. The prestige and value of the ACCA Qualification comes from demonstrating how you can apply the high level of technical knowledge and skill you have gained in the workplace. It is this ability that employers invest in and truly value.”

Rida e Zehra Jafri, one of the high achievers shared her views that ACCA exams are no doubt difficult but all the high achievers present had proved it’s not impossible to attain great results. On behalf of the students and high achievers, Rida thanked teachers, parents and ACCA management for their unwavering support during the course of their studies and especially while preparing for the examinations.

In his concluding remarks, Mr Shamez Mukhi, Head of Marketing, Communications and Media Relations, ACCA Pakistan, mentioned that this was the final leg of the ACCA Pakistan high achievers ceremonies held in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi in which certificates and prizes were awarded to 90 high achievers of which 30 were global winners. Mr Mukhi mentioned that 30% of the high achievers were young women.

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