PPF and CIPE sign MoU to improve journalists’ skills
KARACHI, May 06 2006: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to help the journalists in improving their economic skills and equip them to report and write about major economic issues being confronted by the developing countries.
The signing ceremony was held at a local hotel here on Friday. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali and CIPE Country Director Moin M. Fudda signed the MoU. Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Director Professor Danishmand, while speaking at the signing ceremony, said that any nation could not progress without giving proper attention on its economy. He regretted that during the last five years the business sector in Pakistan remains neglected. He appreciated the signing of MoU between the two renowned organisations, PPF and CIPE, and said that IBA is ready to work together with them for this cause.
Moin Fudda said that both the organisations have agreed to provide training to journalists, particularly in economics and financial sector.
CIPE Senior Programme Officer Andrew Wilson said that the centre is a non-profit organisation and is affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce.
It has supported more than 800 local initiatives in 95 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reforms, improving governance and building understanding of market-based democratic systems.
Karachi Press Club President Ghazi Salahuddin, PPF Chairman Fazal Qureshi and others also spoke on the occasion.
Source: B. Recorder