Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi held its 18th Annual General Meeting on the 28th of November 2022 at the Abu Dhabi Chamber attended by a large majority of its Corporate and Individual members.
Mr. Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Chair of the AGM and the Founding Member gave his opening remarks. He addressed the members with a brief history of the Council and the continuity from 2004 and its successes in the past since it was established.
President Dr. S. Qaiser Anis presented the Council’s accomplishments and highlighted the significant events with 98 activities in 2021, 71 activities in 2022 and during the pandemic in 2020, the Council carried out 75 activities.
The Office Bearers of the Council presented reports on the activities of their respective areas – VP Legal & Coordination Mr. Badar Uz Zaman Ahmed, VP Programme Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, Mr. Asif Zaman on Expo Dubai Activities, and VP Membership Dr. Muhammad Farhan. The Audited Finance Statement of the Council by VP Finance Mr. Rizwan Ahmed Sheikh including the Auditor’s Reports was approved.
Dr. Qaiser Anis thanked also the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, whose support is always available, to government entities including the Ministry of Economy, the Department of Economic Development, and the State Bank of Pakistan with which the council worked for conducting various events and webinars successfully.
Moreover, he thanked Council’s Board members for their teamwork and the corporate and individual professional members of the Council for their continuous support and encouragement.
The members of the Council have elected the following Board members for the next two years term as recommended by the Nomination Committee of the Council and unanimously voted by the Members:
1. Dr. Syed Qaiser Anis
2. Mr. Badar Uz Zaman Ahmed
3. Dr. Muhammad Farhan
4. Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Nasim
5. Mr. Mohammad Sohail Khokhar
6. Mr. Syed Asif Zaman
7. Mr. Sheikh Ahmed
8. Mr. Rizwan Ahmed Viqar
9. Mr. Ahmed Ullah
10. Mr. Syed Ijaz Hussain Bukhari
Mr. Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Deputy Head of Mission of Pakistan Embassy UAE, appreciated the work of the Council, especially at the Dubai Expo 2020 in which about 25 events were conducted and PBPC Abu Dhabi promoted the Roshan Digital Account.
He also thanked the leadership of the President who brought the Council to the highest esteem in UAE. He mentioned that the Pakistan Embassy will work for the membership and for the promotion of trade, commerce, and investment in Pakistan hand in hand with the Council.
The Council together with the members has to continue working to foster exchanges between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Members are encouraged towards more active involvement and participation to keep the PBPC Abu Dhabi one of the leading business councils for businessmen and professionals.
The AGM appealed to all members of the Pakistani Community (Businessmen and Professionals) to stand together under the umbrella of the Council to strengthen the relations with the UAE Authorities, other communities, and interaction between themselves.
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