Peace be on you all,
Had a very productive meeting with Ms. Helen Brand, CEO of ACCA, the largest global accountancy body in human history. In all my interactions, I’ve always found her to be very articulate and a methodical professional, yet at the same time being a very humble and friendly person.
Vital proposals regarding ACCA fraternity and brand, culminated from the feedbacks of the members and the collective wisdom of representatives, were shared and discussed at length with her and Sundeep Takwani. Sundeep is also an impressive professional.
Although it was peak period professionally, the importance of advocacy and contributing to my Alma-mater & wider society meant that I took extra time off work. And it was well worth it. The contents of the discussions were confidential, but let me share that ACCA believes in Thinking Ahead so look forward to the exciting times and initiatives ahead.
SAJJEED ASLAM, FCA arif mirza Ayla Majid Brian McEnery
Peace be on you all,
In this post I’m sharing a fantastic experience of witnessing a true modern democracy at work during my visit to the Scottish Parliament. When I reached, there were a couple of small protests going on right in front of the main entrance of the Parliament.
With people protesting outside, the parliamentarians kept addressing the issues inside in the debating chamber in front of their electorate. The openness, transparency & accountability while giving respect to the voices of the voters, is how it is supposed to be.
Giving respect to the masses while holding the representatives accountable is the true essence of a real democratic system.
It is a lesson for countries all over the world. What’s worth mentioning here is that although Romans had a semi-democratic setup, that was largely selective. The first model of a true modern democratic setup was established by Prophet Muhammad PBUH in the state of Medina.
Let’s hope we get to see further improvements in democratic setup of Scotland and the rest of the world. I’ll now sign off by sharing that the Scottish people are very friendly and have a good-nature.
Enjoy the pictures below and see you here soon with the next blog post.