ACCA promotes KP as a gateway to economic prosperity


ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted a
high-profile corporate networking conference in Peshawar on the theme ‘KP: Pakistan’s
gateway to economic prosperity’ providing a platform to region’s key stakeholders and thought
leaders to engage in interdisciplinary, forward thinking conversations and encouraging
collaborative action by proposing a common agenda aimed at revitalizing the private sector to
kick start an era of sustainable, inclusive economic growth in the province.
Taimur Jhagra, Minister for Finance, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Hassan Daud Butt,
CEO, KP Board of Investment & Trade, Mujahid Saleem, Advisor on Economic Growth, USAID,
and Assad Hameed Khan, Market Head, ACCA were among the keynote speakers who shared
their insights and proposed tips for organisations to become future-ready.
“It’s a source of pride to see the city opening up again and providing a platform for thought
leaders to engage in meaningful conversations. The province is a large consumer market and
offers exciting opportunities for investors. We strongly believe that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is our
country’s gateway to economic prosperity.” – Taimur Jhagra
Commenting on the theme of the conference, Director of National Incubation Centre (NIC)
Peshawar, Faisal Jamil said, “Around 60pc of all the investments and funding raised by the
start-ups at NIC Peshawar have been raised by women-led start-ups. The key takeaway from
the conference is that the stakeholders of this region need to focus more on inclusivity and
sustainability to drive the business forward.”
Recognising the aggregated impact of the conference, Mujahid Saleem said, “Today’s event will
go a long way in chalking out a clear path forward to promote sustainable economic
development in this region. We look forward to working with ACCA on similar initiatives in the
future for the benefit of this region.”
From robotics and cloud to AI and block chain, digital is arguably the biggest factor shaping the
future of business around the world. At the conference, ACCA shared insights, practical
guidance, strategies, and solutions to enable businesses and policy makers to embrace these
new technologies and create a conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship.
“The conference offered great insights into developing future-ready talent and preparing the
youth of our country for the challenges ahead.” – Dr Sahibzada Ali Mahmud, Chief Strategy &
Information Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management
Company (KPEZDMC)

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