Hashoo School of Hospitality Management collaborates with Iqra University, Karachi

30th March 2023
Key members of Hashoo School of Hospitality Management and Iqra University shaking hands and presenting agreement documents. Including in the picture are Mr. Haseeb Gardezi, Dr. Mirza Amin Ullah Haq, Mr. Naveed Lakhani, Dr. Zaki Rashidi, and Mr. Asad Warraich.

At CTH, we are excited to share the news that our Teaching Centre in Pakistan, Hashoo School of Hospitality Management (HSHM) has recently signed an agreement with the Iqra University, Karachi (IU) for hospitality educational based projects and skill development programmes for the youth in Karachi, Pakistan.

“Today is a very important day in the history of HSHM as we are partnering with the most iconic institute in Pakistan - Iqra University” said Mr. Haseeb Gardezi - Chief Operating Officer (Hospitality and Education Division - Hashoo Group).

Mr. Gardezi continued:

The shortage of skilled and experienced leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry is a pressing issue in Pakistan. To address this, earlier we introduced the HSHM programme in Islamabad, KPK and now in Karachi, aiming to train and equip hospitality students with the necessary skills to meet industry demands in all the major cities of Pakistan. Upon graduation, the students will be offered guaranteed job placements at Hashoo Hotels across Pakistan.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Zaki Rashidi, Director (Iqra University - Bharia campus) discussed the partnership, emphasising that academia coming close to industry will accrue positive dividends for both partners. He showed his resolve to ensure that this new programme will attract many potential students as it has a lot of scope for future.

During his address to the audience, Mr. Naveed Lakhani, Chairman (Iqra University - Main Campus) emphasised the significance of the hospitality industry in Pakistan. He explained the necessity of education in hospitality and tourism in Pakistan, which would provide students with global opportunities. Mr. Lakhani expressed that the faculty at Iqra University is enthusiastic about this partnership and will work towards making it successful. He also expressed his interest in future collaborations with Hashoo Group in various fields.

Also in attendance to witness the signing of the agreement at this special ceremony were Dr. Mirza Amin Ullah Haq, Registrar (Iqra University - Main Campus), Mr. Asad Warraich, CTH Country Representative (Pakistan), along with the senior management of Hashoo Group and Iqra University faculty members.

HSHM, a leading institute in the hospitality and tourism education industry, has been operating in Islamabad for over a year and a half, with the first batch of students set to graduate in September 2023. To expand their reach, last year, HSHM partnered with IMSciences in Peshawar and are now teaming up with Iqra University in Karachi, an institution that has been in operation for over two decades. The admissions are open for HSHM courses which will be available at the IU Main Campus, a purpose-built, 13-storey educational infrastructure, offering unparalleled on-campus facilities to its students. HSHM's goal is to connect with Pakistan's youth, offering practical training, internships, and guaranteed job placements at Hashoo Group hotels.

With a global curriculum, along with seasoned faculty from around the world, HSHM is looking forward to providing world-class education in hospitality, tourism, and hotel management by expanding to other cities across Pakistan.

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