To relay a positive
narrative and elicit better appreciation of Pakistan’s potential and prospects,
CIIT today was showcased to a large cohort of 23 young diplomats, who were
currently undergoing training at Foreign Service Academy, and hailed from 21
different friendly countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Belarus, Cameroon,
Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Madagascar, Maldives,
Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sierra
Leone, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Upon arrival at CIIT
Islamabad campus the young diplomats, accompanied by Foreign Service Officers,
were warmly received by the International Office officials and Dr. Aneel
Salman, HOD Management Sciences. They
were escorted to the office of the Rector who welcomed them and shared with
them some key facts and information about CIIT. Shields were exchanged, and snaps taken to
record the memorable moments.
The diplomats were then
shown around the EE labs, which they observed with interest and
The visitors gathered
afterwards at the Video Conference Room where, Mr. Arif Awan, Senior Program
Officer formally welcomed them and highlighted the importance CIIT places on
internationalization, by viewing it as a key element of its mission and a means
to achieve distinction and competitive advantage.
Subsequently, Ms. Samirah
Elahi, Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Dr. Sohail Ahmed and Dr. Toqeer Ahmed delivered
informative presentations on CIIT, CPS, IR, and CCRD respectively.
The general CIIT
presentation highlighted CIIT’s history, campuses, growth, rankings, faculties,
programs and internationalization aspects.
Whereas the departmental presentations highlighted introduction of the
department together with its mission & objectives, activities, functional areas/focus
areas, organization, projects, partnerships and future plans. They diplomats
took interest in the presentations and asked good questions at the end.
The visit concluded by a
working lunch which ignited interesting conversations and good company. Presentation of souvenirs was the last
activity of the event which was done with much warmth and flair.
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