CEO College of Tourism & Hospitality Management (COTHM) Lahore Ahmed Shafique called on the Vice Chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB).
Shafique was accompanied by a delegation comprising Waqas, Director COTHM South Punjab, Mr. Naveed, Director COTHM Multan, Mr. Waseem Rehman, Director COTHM Bahawalpur, and Mr. Zafar Sindhua, a renowned journalist from Lahore. The delegation visited the Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management-DTHM, IBMAS IUB, the Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, and the Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
The delegation interacted with the faculty members, including Ms. Kalsoom Akhtar, Dr. Hafiz Farhan, Hassan Shahid, Ms. Maria, and Dr. Muhammad Imran Rasheed, and discussed several areas of collaboration in tourism and hospitality.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Rasheed, Chairman of DTHM, was of the view that COTHM being the market leader in hospitality education in Pakistan and IUB, being one of the pioneering degree awarding institutes in the hospitality field, can do great work in promoting and providing quality education in the emerging fields of tourism and hospitality management.
Prof Dr. Jawad Iqbal, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, and Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, the Vice Chancellor of IUB welcomed the visit of Ahmed Shafique. They expressed that all support would be available to promote tourism and hospitality management education.
They were of the view that there is an excellent potential of Tourism in the South Punjab region, and the IUB-COTHM collaboration can capitalize on this potential in the right direction. The delegation was also briefed regarding the development work under process at the IUB.
Ahmed Shafique expressed great gratitude for knowing the size, development, and quality of education offered at IUB. The delegation expressed that the IUB has achieved a significant place among the higher educational institutes in Pakistan, and collaboration between private and public sector higher education institutes will achieve the vision of quality education in the country.