Impact of business on society
Creating awareness at large
Nov 27 - Dec 03, 2000
The subject of business and society has great
relevance today especially for developing countries like Pakistan. It
has an added dimension for our country because of utter lack of
awareness about the role that business sector is expected to play in
development and sustenance of a balance between economic activities and
the demands of the society.
Realizing the significane of this issue, the students
of IBA, MBA Executive Class of 2001, along with their instructor Mr.
Ejaz Mian took the initiative of creating awareness at large, about
A society was formed namely "triple E
Society". The Society arranged an unprecedented seminar at the IBA
A wide spectrum of the topics were covered in the
seminar, including Child Labour and Inappropriate Working Conditions,
Corporate Values and Ethics, Poverty Alleviation, Humor at Work, and
Role of Press in upkeeping and highlighting the interests of the nation.
Among the speakers were former Chief Justice of
Pakisan Justice Sajjad Ali Shah; Ms. Shamim Kazmi of All Pakistan
Professional Women Association; Mr. Ejaz Mian, an IBA faculty member;
Mr. Mahmood Sham Editor the Daily Jang Karachi, Dr. Jamil Hassan Kazmi
from University of Karachi and Mr. Zaheer Baig, Head of Retail Marketing
Zainab Shaikh of MBA Executive class of 2001 opened
the seminar. In her address she enumerated those needs of the society
that provoked this class to conduct such an activity that would create
awareness and enlightenment about business ethics and moral values; at
large. Mr. Ejaz Mian a faculty member at IBA, being the host highlighted
the key issues causing depression in the society. He talked about Child
Labour, Inappropriate Working Conditions and Bonded Labour.
Mr. Zaheer Baig Head of Retail Marketing at a local
petroleum company gave an insight into importance of corporate values,
integrity, standards, principals and excellence.
Dr. S. A. Rab of a multinational pharmaceutical
company highlighted the importance of Humor at Work.
He was followed by Ms. Shamim Kazmi who gave the
audience indepth information about the steps being taken in Pakistan in
order to avoid Poverty Alleviation. Revealing the facts and figures she
told the audience that 40 per cent women in Pakistan have no access to
health facilities. The increasing divide between the rich and the poor
and escalating poverty in Pakistan is due to illetracy.
Dr. Jamil Kazmi from University of Karachi discussed
impact of industrial pollution. The Former Chief Justice of Pakisan
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah discussed the Role of Judiciary in Pakistan and
pointed out that constitution is a document in which system of
governance is defined. It is made by elected representatives of the
nation and thus the constitution of each country is different from that
of others. Mr. Mahmood Sham of Jang Group highlighted the role of press
for the betterment of society.
Sharjeel Raza the vice president of the "triple
E Society" gave the concluding address and the speakers were
awarded with plaques of thanks.
This successful seminar was the result of a synergy
maintained by the students of MBA III Executive and their instructor Mr.
Ejaz Mian at the IBA city campus.
The members of the management committee of this
Sharjeel Raza — Vice President,
Ather Feroz — General Secretary,
Kashif Ali — Manager Funds,
Abdul Sattar — Manager Protocol,
Aiyaz Mahmood — Manager Presentations
Khurram Durrani — Manager Speakers
Muhammed Ejaz — Chief Organizer
Saeed Ali Baloch — Manager Seminar
Shahzad Zaki — Manager Operations
Adnan Malik — Manager Publications
and Emad Uddin Khwaja — Media Manager
along with members media committee Nawsherwan
and Dr. Tariq Farooq.