Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi organized a virtual celebration of Pakistan National Day on Monday, 29 March 2021.


Address the ceremony, Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, PBPC Abu Dhabi President, welcomed and acknowledged His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Ministry of Tolerance & Coexistence, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE,  the past Ambassadors and the Founding Members and Council’s Members for their presence, as well as the distinguished guests, the Council’s members, and friends from across the world. Highlighting the historic day of Pakistan and pay homage to the founding fathers of Pakistan whose services and sacrifices led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent.

Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, also Patron-in-Chief of PBPC Abu Dhabi, who was the Guest of Honour at the ceremony, felicitated the Ambassador, His PBPC Members and Pakistani diaspora on the auspicious occasion.

In his message, “this virtual gathering, organized by PBPC Abu Dhabi, is a sign of the very strong and brotherly relations between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, and for our mutual high regard and respect. We are honored to call you brothers and sisters. The bonds of friendship and brotherhood between our two countries are age-old.”

The ceremony was chaired by H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE and Chairman of PBPC Abu Dhabi. His Excellency expressed his pleasure for organizing such an event and on the presence of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and a number of former Ambassadors and fellow Pakistanis on this important celebration of the National Day of the country.

The event was graced by the past Ambassadors of Pakistan to the UAE and the Honorary Chairman of the Council, H.E. Jamil Ahmed Khan, H.E. Asif Durrani, and H.E. Air Marshall (RTD) Syed Qaiser Hussian. These Ambassadors are great contributors and been instrumental in steering the Council with their leadership and guidance.

Messages from prominent members of the Pakistani Community whose works and dedication contributed to the betterment of Pakistan, Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member of PBPC Abu Dhabi, Dr. Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide and Mr. Adeeb Aijaz, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Exhibitors TV Network.

The event concluded with a word of thanks by Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Programme of PBPC Abu Dhabi, and was joined online by members and friends of the Council.

Lastly, the President conveyed a message to all Pakistani Businessmen, Industrials and Pakistan Chambers to participate in the Dubai Expo2020 which is going to be held from 1st October 2021 until 31st March 2022. Their participation will increase the trade, commerce, investment, and trade between the two countries – Pakistan and UAE.

The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi will continue to uphold the council’s objectives – using its platform and presence in the region to support its members and Pakistani community during the pandemic.


To watch the full message of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan, click here

To watch the full message of H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, click here

To watch the replay of the event please click here

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Urdu poetry stood tall with its beauty, majesty and melody during the 16th International Urdu Mushaira organized by the Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening, 27th March 2021.

Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE and Chairman of PBPC Abu Dhabi, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood marked the opening of the Mushaira, giving a message of praise to continue motivation through Poetry at this time of universal challenges.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, PBPC President, complimented Mr. Zahoor Ul Islam and the team for their efforts to promote Urdu language and literature and for gathering various poets in one session. He welcomes and congratulated the poets for their marvelous performance.

The Abu Dhabi Mushaira is known for bringing all the myriad flavors of contemporary Urdu verses with more than 500 poetry lovers enjoyed the enchanting literary evening through a virtual presence, which was simultaneously live on the Council’s Facebook Page.

Mushaira has always been an annual event of the Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and an annual feature in the calendars of Urdu Poetry lovers from across the world. Now on its 16th Alami Mushaira.

The dazzling poets’ list of the evening comprised – Khalid Aziz, Wajih Sani, Rehana Qamar, Ahmad Ashfaq, Suhail Saqib, Masood Hassas, Alina Itrat, Khalid Sajjad, Vijay Tewari, Ambreen Haseeb Amber, Rehman Faris, Shakeel Jazib, Dr. Kaleem Qaiser,  Zahoorul Islam Javed and Abbas Tabish.

Auj-e Kamal was the special guest at the event and Zeeshan Masood recited the Naat of Inam Gawalyari.

The event was moderated by Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member PBPC while a vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Programme PBPC Abu Dhabi.

PBPC Abu Dhabi aims to support and continue the long-standing tradition of promoting the Urdu language and cultural in the region.

The next 17th Alami Mushaira will be held in March 2021.

To view the replay of the event please click here

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi organized the virtual Regional Urdu Mushaira on 27 February 2021.

PBPC Abu Dhabi President Dr. S. Qaiser Anis marked the opening of the Mushaira and gave the welcoming speech.

Mushaira has always been an annual event of the Council for the Urdu lovers of the region and its surrounding areas.

The event was attended by Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member of Pakistan Business Professional Council, Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Program PBPC Abu Dhabi. Together with the members of the PBPC Abu Dhabi Executive Board, Dr. Muhammad Farhan, Mrs. Sadia Rehan, and former board member Mr. Mr, Ammar Sheikh.

The event was presided by Ms. Aisah Sheikh Ashi.

The dazzling poets’ list of the evening comprised – Mr. Zahoorul-Ul Islam, Tarannum Ahmed, Shahabaz Shamsi, Tabish Zaidi, Abrar Umra, Mussrat Abbas Chaudhary, Ahmed Raza, Syed Saroosh, Nadeem Shahzad, Dr. Sarhat Zehra, Tayoub Anqa, Dr. Sabahat Asim Wasti, Yaquiob Tasawar, and Sabiha Saba Sahiba

PBPC Abu Dhabi aims to support and continue the long-standing tradition of promoting the Urdu language and Pakistan’s cultural activities in the region.

To view the replay of the event please click here

Succession Certificate and Letter of Administration is issued to the successor on behalf of a deceased person that establishes the ownership of legal heirs /successors over the deceased persons movable and immovable property.

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    Application Initiation: The applicant will provide his/her National Identity number, deceased persons death certificate, and National Identity number.
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    Legal Heirs and Assets Details: The applicant will provide the relevant details of legal heirs , and information pertaining to the moveable and immovable assets of the deceased.
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    Printing and Delivery of Certificate: If there is no objection from any individual or entity after 14 days of publication of the notice, the succession Certificate/letter of administration will be printed and given to the applicant.

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Abu Dhabi Chamber in Cooperation with Ministry of Economy and Pakistan Business Professional Council Organize a Webinar on Latest Updates on UAE Economy 2021 and New FDI Law: 100% Foreign Ownership

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Pakistan Business Professional Council in Abu Dhabi and the UAE Ministry of Economy, has organized a webinar on the “Latest Updates on UAE Economy 2021 and New FDI Law:%100 Foreign Ownership”.

The webinar presented a general overview of the UAE Economy in 2021, and the new FDI regulations allowing for 100% ownership to foreign companies and investors.

More than 350 officials, companies, and interested individuals operating in diverse economic sectors attended the virtual seminar.
In his opening speech, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said that the decree that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in November 2020 amended the restrictions on foreign ownership within the Companies Law in the United Arab Emirates. “The newly issued decree amended the pertinent provisions of the UAE Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies, and supersedes the UAE Federal Law No. 19 of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment (or the “FDI Law”),” he said.

H.E. Al Mheiri pointed to some of the important regulatory changes, which include: a cancellation of the requirement for commercial companies to have a majority Emirati shareholder or agent; and allowing full foreign ownership of onshore companies in certain commercial activities in accordance with the policies set by the UAE Cabinet. another change stated that where an existing company is converted into a public joint-stock company, it can sell up to 70% of its shares in the related public offering (up from the previous 30%).

The Government’s Efforts

“We are already on track to achieve this, with more than 50% of the population by the first quarter of 2021. The UAE is leading the Arab region in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index issued by the Horizon Research Group and occupies advanced positions and rankings in all other international competitive indexes.

The UAE government’s several economic support plans and increased public spending, as well as the wide availability of COVID vaccines, leads us to hope for a strong economic rebound in 2021 and beyond,” he remarked.

Al Mheiri added that since the Abu Dhabi Chamber is the voice of the private sector, it is continuously taking steps to support businesses to achieve sustainable economic growth through education, support programs and working closely with both the private sector and government to support innovative ideas and solutions.

Forward-Looking Approach

For his part, His Excellency, Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for International Trade Affairs at Ministry of Economy, emphasized that the country’s leading position in the global economy did not happen overnight, noting that it is the product of the far-sighted vision of our forefathers.

“The country has reached phenomenal economic milestones since its inception 50 years ago, thanks to the forward-looking approach of a leadership that has remained constant in fulfilling a united vision for the nation,” he reiterated.

H.E. Al Kait added that this webinar, which is organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber, highlights the UAE’s economic programmes and its plans for the post-COVID-19 era.

”The efforts to reduce dependence on oil and gas income have been strategically pursued with the intent to broadly diversify the national economy to be an innovative and competitive ecosystem that focusses on international trade, banking and finance, tourism, real estate, manufacturing, and technology,” he said.

He stressed that the UAE government “is continuously involving the local and international private sectors to participate in economic activities by forming new laws and regulations focused on achieving sustainable development, putting in place a fit infrastructure to make the country a conducive environment to do business and by constantly enhancing the business environment in line with global trends.”

The Assistant Undersecretary pointed out that it is a natural course of the economy to grow as more people come together and do business, and it is one of the aspects that made the UAE an attractive destination to investors. “Today, a total of 300,000 companies are operating in the UAE in the form of public and private joint-stock companies and companies with limited liability, and a sole proprietorship, to name a few,” he remarked.

“The full-speed efforts and cooperation of both the public and private sectors in investment promotion programmes over the years have helped increase the levels of FDIs in the country, which further strengthened the economy’s resilience when headwinds such as the pandemic hit the country.

From 2017 to 2019, the value of FDIs in the country had reached USD 35 billion. In fact, the UAE was the second largest recipient of FDI flows in West Asia after Israel.”

Law Amendments

Concerning law amendments, Al Kait stated that the most recent amendments to the UAE’s Commercial Companies’ Law represent a major turning point. The amendment to the Commercial Companies Law revokes the country’s FDI law to allow instead 100% ownership of onshore commercial companies by foreign nationals within the country (except in strategic sectors); and establishes a new committee to propose activities of strategic impact.

In addition, These amendments will bring about enormous economic benefits, which can be summed up in: stimulating local production, boosting competitiveness, promoting innovation and efficiency, as well as advancing the business and investment climates.

“The amendments to the Commercial Companies Law are a statement that the UAE has a fertile legislative environment for establishing businesses and projects and are poised to promote an open business climate and attract a host of valuable investments; a significant transformation to the country’s economic model,” Al Kait added.

“With all these efforts in the backdrop, the UAE economy is fully geared to achieve its 2071 vision with a proactive spirit and engagement. We continue to adopt agility as an important guide to address challenges and maintain the gains we have achieved in the past 50 years. We are marching ahead to turn the pages of our history with an outlook of a future economy that is sustainable, resilient, and competitive and that is based on knowledge and innovation,” he concluded.

For his part, Dr. Syed Qaiser Anis, President of Pakistan Business Professional Council in Abu Dhabi, praised the role Abu Dhabi Chamber plays in supporting local businesses and activating the role of the private sector, extending his praise to the Ministry of Economy for its efforts in this regard.

Dr. Anis started his speech by expressing his thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and all the Rulers and the UAE Government for their initiatives to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

“In response to the global impact of COVID-19 and its pressures on the international business landscape, including here in the United Arab Emirates, a multi-nation group of business councils and chambers based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have joined forces to engage with the UAE government and work collectively to ensure business continuity in the UAE,” Dr. Anis said.

He added, “The Business Continuity Task Force is a single window of communications between the multi-nation business community and the UAE government. We bring together members of the UAE business community through their respective business councils and enable them to collaborate on a joint task force aimed at streamlining communication and deliverables to the relevant authorities. We currently represent 31 Business Councils and 6,500 companies in the UAE.”

“According to the World Tourism Organization, the UAE is currently one of the ten fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. As a result, these have been able to attract investment into the country, thus the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased.”

Dr. Anis emphasized that the UAE is now on the track to bounce back economically, noting that the UAE economy is expected to begin recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels this year, 2021, especially that the FDI Law on 100% Foreign Ownership has been amended to further attract investments. “Foreign Nationals now can own 100% of companies within the onshore jurisdiction of the UAE, which previously required 51% Emirati ownership to do business outside of UAE free zones,” he added.

“This remarkable development is expected to further enhance the UAE’s position as the Gulf’s premier business hub and a stronger magnet for foreign capital and investment. The move is expected to support the continued growth of the UAE as it becomes a more robust, vibrant, and diverse economy and place to do business.”

“And, in the next 50 years – 2071, the UAE will become the first in the world in global indicators for well-being, happiness and quality of life,” Dr. Anis said.


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“Webinar on Digital Onboarding of Investors”
Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi and Embassy of Pakistan UAE organized a webinar in collaboration with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), National Clearing Company of Pakistan Ltd (NCCPL) and Central Depository Company (CDC) of Pakistan. The webinar took place on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 highlighted on the SECP’s Digital Onboarding of Investors.
Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, PBPC Abu Dhabi President

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and moderator of the webinar, opened by welcoming and thanking the participants and speakers for attending.

The objective of the webinar was for the awareness of the SECP’s approved framework to enable all Pakistani resident and non-resident investors to open online accounts in the capital market.

The webinar started with the recitation of verses form the Holy Quran by Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim.

The webinar was honored by the presence of the new Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood.

The Ambassador, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood expressed his appreciation to the Council for this initiative together with the premiere organizations of Pakistan, SECOP, PSX, NCCPL, and CDC, who participated in the webinar. His Excellency mentioned that trade and investment are important, and will be focusing on trade and investment, increasing export to UAE, attracting investment in Pakistan, and enhancing the remittances.

Mr. Aamir Khan, SECP Chairman addressed the webinar and appreciated the council for its valuable efforts in facilitating the business community and promoting the good image of Pakistan.

He mentioned that the vital role of the Non-Resident Pakistani is undeniable, as their remittances alone provide a vital source of foreign exchange is essential for the stability and growth of the economy.

The enablement of the digital onboarding of investors is indeed a landmark development. As it enables investors to commence trading swiftly and efficiently.

He also presented the Key Reform Areas of the SECP – Access to Finance, Ease of Doing Business, Transparency, and Market Development.

And, a presentation on the transformational measures for non-resident Pakistanis. A linkage through State Bank of Pakistan’s Roshan Digital Account, a digital account opening process for investment in the stock market. The Digital onboarding of Customers on the stock market, an online account opening with brokers with no physical interaction required. The Digital Onboarding of Investors of Mutual Funds, Digital Certificates on Incorporation, and the transformation of dividend disbursement, there is also the transformational measure for the non-resident Pakistanis.

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), Mr. Farrukh Khan gave a detailed presentation on how to invest in the Pakistan stock market to the participants.

He added that PSX plays a vital role in the Pakistan Economy – it channels domestic savings and foreign capital to Pakistan’s economy by providing capital to companies to finance their growth, invest in new projects, and increase the country’s exports.

And in the end, he mentioned that many folds have increased in the Capital market and there are 531 listed in the Capital Market.

The CEO of the NCCPL, Mr. Muhammad Lukman briefly explained their role as the Central Counter Party for the capital market. They have implemented several developments during the year which include the capital market marginalizing and revamping.

He added, the NCCPL is engaged in the business of clearing and settlement of securities through the National Clearing and Settlement System.

A detailed presentation by Mr. Lukman on how easy and convenient it on opening a digital account. For more information, you can visit www.nccpl.com.pk.

Mr. Shariq Nadeem, Head of the Product Development and Marketing of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited, stated the remarkable steps taken by the State Bank of Pakistan to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis. Similarly, allowing NRPs to invest in Stock Market through Roshan Digital Account is further facilitation for NRPs which is the result of SECP’s vision to create ease of doing business for investors. He applauded the collaborative efforts of both SECP and SBP through which this important milestone was achieved.

In closing, Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, PBPC Abu Dhabi Founding Member thanks the Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, and all the speakers for participating in this mission of the council to serve the community and Pakistan.

The webinar was attended by prominent Pakistani community members and representatives of leading community organizations and businesses hailing from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, as well as various parts of the emirates, and from other GCC countries, as well as, to  Europe, UK, Canada, and USA.

President’s Message on the occasion of the New Year

Dear PBPC Members and Friends, 

On behalf of the Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi, I would like to thank the Executive Board, all members, and staff for being part of this Council, everyone contributed, how great or small, we share a love for this council. I appreciate your continued support and dedication, which have an integral to PBPC Abu Dhabi’s progress and success

2020 will be a year seared in all our memories. It’s been a year and continuously gives an impact on our lives, our communities, and our nation in ways none of us could ever imagine.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought so many changes and challenges. It has changed the world and style of living and working.

As PBPC Abu Dhabi President, I am proud of the work done by the Council during the year 2020. We have continued with our activities and events, using technology and its platform to connect with members, other business councils, and Government entities. The council went beyond the border interacting with the Pakistan Government, organizations, and community in GCC, Pakistan, UK, Canada, USA and other countries, with the guidance and support of the Pakistan Embassy and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

I wanted to take a moment to send an update about the Council and share with you some of the various events we have made this year – 15 PBPC Events, 22 business meetings, & 42 Joint Business Group event/webinars, and also some assurance that we are focused on achieving our objectives to empower each other, and our community during this time of crisis. We have kept our website up to date with the latest news on safety & health and business issues through our help desk.

PBPC Abu Dhabi will keep striving to strengthen this organization. The pandemic has shown that – by working together, whether onsite or remotely – we can achieve and develop a lasting relationship with the community and continue building momentum with a program that would achieve the council’s objectives.

Along with all the new hopes and promises that the New Year would bring. Hope it also brings us a lot more opportunities to work together. Wish you and your family

A Great and Prosperous HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021. Stay Safe, Stay Alert & follow the SOPs.

As always, we like to look back and remember those nice moments that we shared.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi in continuation to raise awareness among overseas Pakistanis about  Roshan Digital Account in Pakistan organized another webinar in collaboration with Pakistan Embassy UAE and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on 25 November 2020.

The event arranged in line with the policy of the Government of Pakistan to facilitate the citizens abroad and financially connect them to Pakistan’s banking channel through the easiest and befitting manner. It was attended by senior officials of SBP, the President & CEOs of major Banks in Pakistan, and Pakistani community members across the UAE region.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and moderator of the webinar, opened by welcoming and thanking the participants and speakers for attending.

Charge d’ Affaires, Mr. Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’ Affaires of Pakistan Embassy UAE,  appreciated the initiative of PBPC Abu Dhabi for organizing and arranging the webinar for the benefit of more than a million overseas Pakistanis living in UAE in particular and the GCC countries at large.

Dr. Murtaza Syed, Deputy Governor SBP, the guest of honor in his remarks thanked the Council for organizing another webinar to promote the new era on banking in Pakistan for overseas Pakistani through the Roshan Digital Account (RDA). He briefed the participants on the current update in the result of the RDA since it was launched a few months back and highlighting the salient aspects of the Government’s initiatives.

The webinar was participated by the President & CEO of Habib Bank Limited, Faysal Bank, MCB Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited, Samba Bank Limited, and United Bank Limited. Each of them was speaking about the uniques features of RDA, its offers and benefits

The State Bank team and community members applauded the Council’s efforts to arrange the event to have another first-hand information of the RDA and interaction among the participated major banks in Pakistan. The presentations were followed by the questions and answer session by the community members. The event was broadcasted live on Council’s Facebook page and viewed by hundreds of overseas Pakistanis, as well.

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi holds its 15th Annual General Meeting held on remotely via video conference on 21st October 202.

The Annual General Meeting started with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The opening remarks were given by Mr. Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Founding Member and the Chair of the AGM. President Dr. S. Qaiser Anis reported the Council’s accomplishments and overview of the significant events with more than 55 events over the last 12 months, including 16 corporate/business interactions with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Government of Abu Dhabi Officials, Local Departments, other 30+ Business Councils, members and the community at large. Following his report, VP Legal & Coordinator Mr. Khalid Bashir, VP Programme Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim and  VP Membership – Dr. Muhammad Farhan delivered their reports. The Audited Finance Statement of the Council by VP Finance Mr. Ammar A. Sheikh including Auditors Reports which was approved.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis appreciated to all the Executive Board of Directors 2018-2020 term and all the members who contributed their time and efforts to the programs, and for their continued support for the council.

He also thanked the President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Prime Minister of UAE H.H. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and our Patron-in-Chief H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development for their kind patronage and support to the Pakistani community.

He also highly appreciated the contributions of the Honorary members and former Chairmen for continued support to the council – H.E. Maj. Gen. (RTD) Salim Ullah, H.E. (RTD) Air Marshall Syed Qaiser Hussain, H.E. Khurshid Junejo, H.E. Jamil Ahmed Khan, H.E. Ahsan Ullah Khan, H.E. Asif Durrani, H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan and H.E. Ghulam Dastgir.

Moreover, he made a special thanks to the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, whose support is always available, to the government entities that the council worked and supported our events – Ministry of Economy, Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, Department of Economic Development and to the State Bank of Pakistan for the recent webinar the council organized.

The Coordinator of the Nominating Committee Mr. Inamul Haq Khan announced the election of the Executive Board 2020-2022 voted by the members of the general body.

The new PBPC Abu Dhabi Executive Board to lead out the council for the two-year term 2020-2020 are:

President: Dr. S. Qaiser Anis
Executive Vice President: Mr. Khan Zaman
VP Legal & Coordination: Mr. Badaruzzaman Ahmad
VP Finance: Mr. Muhammad Fahd
VP Membership: Dr. Muhammad Farhan
VP Programme: Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim
VP Communication & Information: Mr. Muhammad Sohail Khokar
Board Member: Engr. Mohd. Ajmal Sheikh