Every year with the advent of the Holy month of Ramadan, IAS make special arrangements for welcoming the blessings of the said month. This year too, an effort to refresh the learning, a seminar on “Istaqbal-e-Ramadan” was held on 30th April, 2019 where Prof. Dr. Mazhar Moeen – Oriental College PU, and Prof. Dr. Khalida Amjad addressed the students, staff and faculty on the significance of Ramadan and optimizing the benefit from this month’s blessings. Students were engaged in a quiz and the winners were presented with Islamic books to encourage reading and religious learning.
Keeping the tradition alive, with the support of its alumni and faculty, IAS arranged Ramadan gifts for its 60 employees (scale 1 to 15). For distribution and a friendly get together, an Aftar dinner was also arranged for these employees on first Jummat-ul-Mubarak of Ramadan on 10th May 2019, where faculty and alumni also joined to encourage and appreciate year round efforts of employees. Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen, while addressing the audience, acknowledged the support of all stakeholders, without which the noble and welfare cause was not possible to achieve. She shared with great pride, the continuous journey of the distribution of annual Ramadan gifts and aftar for IAS employees since last 09 years. The objective is not only to provide financial support for religious rituals but also creating and appreciating their ownership with the institute for their daily hard work and efforts. Dr. Nasira Jabeen shared with all faculty, staff and guests, the welfare projects at IAS namely; Dastarkhawn, Scholarships and employee welfare initiatives by IAS alumni including Mr. Jamil Ahmad, Mr. Shahid Lone, Mr. Tariq Munir, Mr. Abid Sherwani, Dr. Shahid A. Zia, Mr. Adnan Sial, Mr. Asad Awan, Dr. Sara Khawar and many more. IAS is an example of true ownership by its stakeholders that keep building it for better and maintaining its services day in and day out. Mr. Tariq Munir, IAS alumnus, also shared his sentiments for the excellent humanitarian initiatives taken by Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen & her team and appreciated the efforts of all IAS employees. The ceremony was attended by faculty and alumni including; Dr. A.R. Jafri, Mrs. Kausar Jafri, Mr. Muhammad Zahid, Dr. Ayesha Serfraz, Ms. Iman Saleem, Mr. Zeeshan Hanif, Ms. Noor Tariq, Ms. Rabeea Nawaz, Mrs. Sajida Nisar – Incharge IBA, Dr. Mumtaz Anwar – Chairperson Economics department, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood – Chairperson Department of Information Management, Dr. Amir Sarwar – Incharge IBIT, Dr. Khalida Amjad, Mr. Amjad Ali, Mr. Shahid Lone, Mr. Jamil Ahmad, Mr. Abid Sherwani, Mr. Tanvir Sadiq, Mr. Farhan Shabbir, Mr. Adnan Sial, Mr. Farman Ali Ch., Dr. Ali Sajid and Mrs. Ghazla Ali Sajid.
Prof. Jabeen highly appreciated the combined efforts of the IAS team in successfully conducting the event. The officers of IAS, Col. Muzaffar Ali – Manager Administration, Mr. Shahzad Ahmad Siddiqui – Assistant Registrar IAS, Ms. Sameen Zaki – Assistant Registrar IAS, Ms. Tashfeen Fatima – Assistant Controller IAS, Ms. Maria Aslam – Librarian IAS, Ms. Amna Junaid – Librarian IAS, Mr. Numan Jaffery – Network Administrator IAS, Mr. Malik Arif – Manager Operations IAS and all other staff members attended the ceremony.