“We seek to open a dialogue with public sector organisations and develop an agenda to drive improvements that serve economic growth and stability. Islamabad serves as the national hub for policy making and agenda setting and is home to government, NGOs and the donor community making it an ideal city to host this group. The same sound principles of financial management apply to both the private and public sector. Our ambition is to have a strong linkage and create a bridge between ACCA and the public sector”, said Noor Aftab, head of ACCA Islamabad.
Nida Naeem, chairperson, sub-committee for the Public Sector, ACCA Pakistan Members Network Panel said, “Engaging with the representatives of the public sector through this group will help us identify where and how ACCA and its members may provide value to and help tackle challenges faced by the sector.”
The Public Sector Group inaugural session was attended by senior representatives from World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Project for the Improvement of Financial Reporting and Audit (Department of Auditor General Pakistan), Pakistan Microfinance Network, Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited, Department for International Development (DFID), Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited and NADRA, Department of Ministry of Interior.