Mr. Mirza Sohail Asghar
Category: Alumni Featured Stories, buic
Published on: September 1, 2021

Mr. Mirza Sohail Asghar

Batch of BBA 2008

Advisor National Joint Policy Committees at Canada Post


I believe the decision to join Bahria was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. After exhausting my options to join the Airforce, I thought of giving business studies a try rather than opting for engineering degrees. It clicked, and I graduated with summa cum laude honors and was the recipient of the gold medal (3.96 CGPA) in my batch. Now looking back, it looks surreal and a mammoth achievement. Soon after graduating, I was lucky enough to score a job with Telenor Pakistan as Accounts Payable Officer. Professional life has been a rollercoaster ride, realizing that the ladder to reach the top is slow and far. I got the opportunity to shift my career path from finance to project management and eventually to occupational health and safety. Trust me, change is the only permanent; it’s hard to stick to one plan in life. You have to make crucial decisions that create and recreate your destiny. After spending 3.5 years with Telenor, I moved to Jazz (previously known as Mobilink) and, after a few years, was heading the health and safety department. In 2019, I came to Canada with my family and started working for Canada Post in Ottawa as their advisor to national policy committees. Parallel to working full-time, I completed my Masters and did another bachelor’s in Occupational health and safety from the UK, besides achieving numerous safety and quality certifications. I certainly believe that Bahria university has played an essential part in preparing me to be the best and instilling the spirit of “nothing is impossible.” My two cents for new students, one it is never too late to revisit your decisions if they are not working in your favour, second hard work will always pay off.