In separate meetings with a four-member delegation from AOTS Japan, the Sindh Governor, Mr Imran Ismail, and the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, highlighted the peace, vibrancy, and the resilience of Karachi and informed that the law and order situation in Karachi has improved tremendously with the result that hotels are fully occupied with foreign guests who are making a beeline to invest, trade, and see the sights of Karachi.
The Japanese delegation, led by Mr Joji Tateishi, Senior Managing Director AOTS, Dr Prof Hiroyuki Fujimura from Hosei University in Tokyo, Mr Eiji Teshima, Manager AOTS, and Mr Mahito Yoshimura, Chief Coordinator AOTS, were further informed by both leaders that the young professionals critically need modern and advance training and capacity building in order for them to become progressive career-oriented managers in the enterprises where they are employed. They further stated that the Federal and Provincial Governments are deeply involved in facilitating skill development and vocational and technical training either through Government organizations or in association with the private sector.
The Governor and Chief Minister urged the delegation to provide technical and academic lecturers and trainers to come to Pakistan to impart training and best practices to professionals from the corporate world. They strongly assured the delegation that Karachi is very peaceful and these trainers and lecturers would be in a safe and friendly environment. They also pledged to provide the fullest support and cooperation of the Government in ensuring security and comfort to them.
The Governor and Chief Minister requested the delegation to establish technical training and business institute in Karachi to train the youth so that they can favorably obtain employment in many Japanese enterprises that are working here as well as in those that are now being set up in Karachi by Japanese companies.
Mr Joji Tateishi informed that AOTS is engaged in a variety of initiatives such as inviting engineers, managers and corporate executives from developing countries including Pakistan to Japan for training. The focus has been on human resource development that contributes to the upscaling of local and industrial development. Furthermore, he added that AOTS has provided training in Japan to 3100 trainees from Pakistan, while nearly 4400 trainees have been given training in AOTS by Pakistan. Moreover, AOTS has sent forty experts to Pakistan for various training programs. He further informed that AOTS is proud of its close relationship with Employers’ Federation of Pakistan.
Mr Joji Taresihi disclosed that AOTS delegation is in Karachi to conduct a 2-days Seminar on Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations with emphasis on the Japanese System. He said that this Seminar will serve as a good opportunity for participants to learn from the best practices prevalent in Japan and acquire knowledge in order to transform this in their own companies. The Seminar will enlighten the participants with the Japanese- style business management, which is an unique combination of traditions, cooperation and values, with the confidence that it would promote more business exchanges between Pakistan and Japan.
Mr Majyd Aziz, President Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, informed the Governor and Chief Minister that EFP has been closely associated with AOTS since many decades and that every year it sends trainees to Japan for extensive training and education. He further informed that EFP is giving top priority to skill development, technical training, occupational safety and health, and has recently commenced Diploma Course in Industrial Relations and Employment Laws at the prestigious IBA. He also informed that EFP has set up the EFP Economic Council to undertake research into economic issues, especially taxation and exports, and preparation of various pragmatic economic policies in areas such as, mining, tourism, and export of non- traditional items.