By Parvez Jamil

The Literary and Public Society (LPSS) of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) recently conducted its historic event CBMUN 17 where students come from different schools, colleges and universities unraveled global controversies through negotiations playing as diplomats. The event was organized to create awareness among students about the prevailing circumstances in world affairs.

This year, CBMUN’17 accepted applications from some of the most reputed institutions of Karachi: IBA, SZABIST, DOW, FAST, AGHA KHAN COLLEGE, NUST, KARACHI UNIVERSITY, THE CITY SCHOOL, BEACON HOUSE, MAMA PARSI, HABIB UNIVERSITY, WHALES COLLEGE, BVS, BAHRIA and others.

CBMUN’17 comprised the following committees interacting so closely: 1. Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) 2. Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) 3. Special, Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) 4. UN Security Council (UNSC) 5. Pakistan National Assembly (PNA) 6. UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 7. UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 8. World Trade Organization (WTO) 9. Underworld Mob Wars (UMW) and 10. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Committee.

CBMUN’17 was highlighted by some exciting social events like a Musical Evening. Next after a day of heated debates, delegates enlivened with a carnival called “Munferno” with adventurous rides, exciting water fights, a DJ-driven musical extravaganza. Shields and awards for participants were aplenty amid the kind and inspiring presence of IoBM’s Rector Talib Karim, Executive Director Administration Sabina Mohsin and Procter Irshad Karim.

Leading from the front was the LPSS Faculty Advisor Sheikh Muhammad Irfan, exemplary teamwork from LPSS members comprising President Muhammad Usman Baig, Executive VP Sheikh Mustafa, VP Rida Siddiqui and Eimaan Fatimah, General Secretaries Afif Ather and Ayesha Binte Amin.

It was a thought provoking and truly revealing event with school children and college students from various institutions setting practical examples for world leaders and politicians in coexisting with contradictory viewpoints through mutual understanding, tolerance, conflict resolution and accommodation towards a better and brighter world.   

Published in Young Nation magazine on February 18, 2017