First Grant Cycle Awards

A Call of Research Proposals was invited in November 2020 under ICAP-IBA Research Unit. Amongst many of the proposals submitted from across Pakistan, Research Oversight committee approved three proposals for First Cycle of Grants Awards. The proposals selected for award include:

  1. Role of Middle men in Agriculture and its impact on consumer price by Dr. Khalid Mushtaq from University of Agriculture (Faisalabad),
  2. Financial Inclusion and the Role of Fintech by Dr. Abdur Rehman Aleemi from Institute of Business Management (Karachi), and
  3. Technological Innovations and Auditing Practice in Pakistan by Dr. Omair Haroon from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lahore).

Grant Agreement signing ceremonies were held at June 4, 2021 at Karachi and Faisalabad and On June 8, 2021 at Lahore with respective award recipients and representative universities.

Mr. Khalilullah Shaikh, Chairman Research Oversight Committee and Council Member ICAP, in a signing ceremony held in Karachi and Faisalabad congratulated all recipient Principal Investigators and Universities and said that this is the first ever milestone achieved by ICAP through its IIRU initiative that aimed to foster research culture and bring together industry and academia. Mr. M Muhammad Suleman Zahid, FCA guest of honor in Faisalabad, Dr. Samra Javed, Head of EMEC, Director ORIC & Advisor to office of the President, IoBM; Dr. Zahir Ahmed Zahir, Director ORIC, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Mr. Zunair Zafar CFO LUMS were also present.

Rana M. Usman Khan, Council member ICAP, while attending Signing ceremony at Lahore, expressed his appreciation for this initiative for ICAP. He stated that these grants will aid in the conduct of critical research, thereby facilitating the experts in the field to contribute towards nation’s future economic growth and prosperity.

In promoting the research culture amongst its members, key element of the research grants was to ensure participation of ICAP members as research associates.

IIRU will continue to promote and encourage quality researches through future grant cycles that will create value for relevant stakeholders, as well as enhance the capacity of its members in the field of research.

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