Corporate Connect Series session with former Governor Sindh, Mr. Muhammad Zubair

October 29, 2018: The Career Development Center (CDC) hosted a Corporate Connect Series session in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) lecturer, Mr. Hammad Sarfraz, at the IBA city campus. The session was conducted by former Governor Sindh, Mr. Muhammad Zubair.

Mr. Zubair holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the IBA, Karachi. He was associated with the institute as a faculty member and taught Financial Management from 1981-1987. He was also elected as a student representative to the Board of Directors in 1980.

He was appointed as the 32nd Governor of Sindh in February 2017, and served his tenure till August 2018. He served as the chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan and was also chairman of the Board of Investment. Besides being a prominent politician, he has a dynamic corporate experience of working for leading American IT Company IBM from 1981 to 2007, working on key international assignments in Paris, Milan, Rome and Dubai.

The key positions he held during his 26 years' career with IBM include Chief Financial Officer, IBM Pakistan from 1998 - 2003 and Chief Financial Officer, IBM Middle East/Africa region from 2004 - 2007.

Mr. Zubair's talked about "Pakistan and India Ties". He briefly explained the unique phenomena behind the creation of Pakistan. He spoke about the devastating impact of the four wars fought between the two countries which have left scars on their economy. According to him, General Pervez Musharraf played a major role in furbishing the relationship between the two countries.

The former governor stated that less than 1 per cent trade exists between the two countries unlike other neighboring countries. "India is growing and the gap between Pakistan and India is widening with time," he said.

He shared various examples about international relations among various countries and emphasized that no country has progressed economically without trading with its neighbors.