The election for the alumni representative on the IBA Board of Governors took place during November -December period. Alumni were given the opportunity to nominate their candidates who were later reviewed for eligibility in accordance with the rules and regulations. Only two alumni filed their papers. There were serious legal issues with the papers of one candidate, including cases filed against the IBA, and by the IBA, and subsequent court decisions.
Only one candidate, Mr. Shahid Shafiq, Class of 1974, was found eligible. Accordingly, the voting process scheduled for December 13-15 did not take place, and Mr. Shahid Shafiq was elected unopposed for the post of Alumni Representative on the IBA Board of Governors for the next 3 years. The next election will be scheduled in December 2021.
December 29, 2018: The MBA class of 1993 celebrated their Silver Jubilee reunion at the IBA Main organized with the efforts of one of their classmate, Mr. Farooq Shaikh. 15 members from the batch registered for this reunion and gathered from different parts of the world, some meeting each other after 25 years of their graduation.
The day began with a meet and greet followed by a campus tour of the newly developed infrastructure of the IBA. The class was overawed by the transformation at the IBA and appreciated the efforts of the management in the upkeep and development of the infrastructure.
Afterwards, the class called on the Executive Director, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, where they were apprised about the recent academic developments. The alumni were pleased to learn that the IBA has now developed from a business school to an institute of higher education.
Later, a luncheon was organized for the class where Dr. Iqbal informed that various classes during their reunions have pledged their support to the alma mater through scholarships and development fund. The class of '93 also showed their intent to set up a scholarship in the name of their deceased classmate.
Later, the alumni all headed home on a nostalgic note with promises to meet again soon.
An IBA Alumni gathering was held on December 26, 2018 at a local café in Multan. This gathering provided the alumni members with an opportunity to meet old friends and to get to know Multan based Alumni thereby creating a wonderful opportunity for networking. Alumni reminisced the memorable time spent at IBA Karachi and also shared their personal and professional experiences in their particular fields and the current job opportunities in South Punjab.
The gathering included IBA Alumni members from diverse fields such as law, Banking, Logistics/FMCG, Oil Marketing and Education sector to name a few. Mr. Haseeb Alam was instrumental in bringing the alumni in the city together and wishes to connect with more of his ilk.