A Federal Minister said that one of the purposes of opening the PR programme was to attract rich Afghans

Pakistan has decided to offer a permanent residency scheme for foreign nationals, including Sikhs living in the US and Canada, Afghans and Chinese, to attract investment and boost country’s economy and national growth, it emerged on Saturday.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry through an overnight tweet announced that the new scheme was in line with the new National Security Policy, which was formally launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday.

“In line with new National Security Policy, through which Pakistan declared geo-economics as the core of its national security doctrine, the government has decided to allow permanent residency scheme for foreign nationals, the new policy allows foreigners to get permanent resident status in lieu of investment,” the tweet said.

Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/asia/pakistan-to-offer-permanent-residency-scheme-to-attract-foreign-investment


The Pakistan Business Professional Council – Abu Dhabi and Bath Spa University Academic Centre RAK signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the Pakistani schools and community in Abu Dhabi.
 
Dr. S. Qaiser Anis- President PBPC Abu Dhabi
Mr. Badar Uz Zaman – VP Legal & Coordination
Prof. Dr. M. N Brohi – Campus Director BSU Rak
Dr. Allen Samonte – Branch Head BSU
Mr. Irfan Khan – Operations Manager BSU
 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

 

Bath Spa University UK has an established reputation for courses that offer high-quality teaching across a range of disciplines. The University is recognized as being a leading University in the UK for Creativity, Culture, and Enterprise and offers an innovative and up-to-date curriculum that meets the needs of industry and the students.

Under the Chairmanship of HE Dr. Sheikh Majid Bin Seed Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman; the Academic Centre in RAK aspires to offer the same high-quality reputable education right here in UAE.

Bath Spa University is a leading education provider for the creative industries with a clear focus on creativity, culture, enterprise, and education.

Website: https://bathspa.ae/


Ministry of Health  Saudi Arabi requires the services of Consultants and Specialists Doctors in the below-mentioned categories who will fulfill the below mentioned prescribed qualifications and experience:

 


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Alif Technologies organized a seminar on cybersecurity Challenges in Pakistan and Beyond held on 13 November 2021 at Multi-Purpose Hall Pakistan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

“With the digital revolution around all businesses, small or large corporates, organizations, and even governments are relying on computerized systems to manage their day-to-day activities and thus making cybersecurity a primary goal to safeguard data from various online attacks or any unauthorized access. Continuous change in technologies also implies a parallel shift in cybersecurity trends as news of data breaches, ransomware, and hacks become the norm” said Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President of PBPC Abu Dhabi, in his welcome remarks.

 

With a collaborative effort in the Council’s mission to deepen the sights into and understanding of innovation and cybersecurity, Mr. Asif Zaman, CEO of Alif Technologies, Moderator of the event, along with the key panelists – Mr. Muhammad Ali Azeem, Cybersecurity & IT Infrastructure Specialist, Mr. Mubarak Mustafa, Cybersecurity Consultant of ACET Solutions and Prof. Dr. M N Brohi, Campus Director of Bath Spa University shared their insights to help bolster cybersecurity diversity and inclusion through the industry and further expand the cyber workforce.

The event concluded with a word of thanks from Mr. Asif Zaman, Moderator of the event and Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President PBPC Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Federal Board of Investment Pakistan arranged the seminar on Investment Opportunities in Pakistan held on October 7, 2021, at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Pakistan Pavilion at Expo 2020.Secretary Board of Investment (BOI) Pakistan Fareena Mazhar discussed Pakistan’s investment regime in detail and apprised potential foreign investors on bold economic reforms taken up by the country which have led to improved economic indices across several sectors of the economy.

She also talked about the recent EV Policy and key incentives offered to investors in the EV category.The Secretary appreciated the UAE government for organizing the Dubai Expo and assured the audience of the Government of Pakistan’s commitment to protect and encourage foreign investments.

The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Khalid Kurshid also discussed the investment opportunities in Pakistan and engaged with the audience and discussed the challenges encountered and how they are addressing them.
Dr. Qaiser Anis, President of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi, expressed his appreciation to the Board of Investment for the presentation and for identifying the investment opportunities in Pakistan in this challenging era, and with the ongoing pandemic. This, to achieve the economic growth of Pakistan.

Pakistan‘s businessmen took a keen interest in the investment projects and suggested the authorities attract more businesses and investment.

The event was supported by Dr. Tarqi Nizami, Founder, and CEO of CEO CLUBS Network and UAE CHapter of ICAP Member.

The session concluded with some very important points proving Pakistan is the Land of Opportunities.


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi organized the Pakistan Independence Day Virtual Event on the 14th of August 2021.

The virtual event was participated by the current and former Ambassadors of Pakistan to the UAE & Honorary Chairmen of the Council, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, H.E. Gen. (RTD) Salim Ullah Khan, H.E. Jamil Ahmed Khan, and H.E. Asif Durrani. In addition, Mr. Aftab ur Rehman Rana, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Mr. Shahid Nadeem, President of Austria-Pakistan Association, and PBPC Abu Dhabi members and friends have joined the event.

The event started with a recitation of passages of the Qur’an followed by the playing of the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan national anthem respectively.

During his welcome remarks, Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, PBPC Abu Dhabi President welcomed and acknowledged the current and former Ambassadors and the Council’s Honorary Members for their presence, as well as the distinguished guests, the Council’s members, and friends across the world.

“I would like to call upon the entire Pakistani community to be united, and work hard in these difficult times. On this important occasion, Pakistanis living in the United Arab Emirates are thankful to the UAE leaders and government for providing them all the comforts in their brotherly country”, Dr. Qaiser Anis said.

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan congratulated and appreciated the Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi for its good works and contribution to the Pakistani community to the economic and social development of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

“I am deeply honored to the historical occasion of Pakistan Independence Day with you tonight, on behalf of your brothers, sisters, and friends in the United Arab Emirates we sent greetings to all the people of your great country. We are confident that the people of Pakistan will continue to great success to pursue their vision of a just, peaceful and prosperous society”  H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said.

 

(Top) H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE  (Below L-R) Past Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE –  Amba. Gen (RTD) Salim Ullah Khan, Amba. Jamil Ahmed Khan and Amba. Asif Durrani

 

In his remarks, Ambassador Afzaal Mahmood conveyed his greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day, which reminds us of the achievements of the elders under the leadership of Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and appreciated the Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi for organizing such an event.

Also, the past Ambassadors to the UAE and Honorary Chairmen Gen. (RTD) Salim Ullan Khan, Jamil Ahmed Khan, and Asif Durrani conveyed their felicitations to fellow Pakistanis on the occasion of Independence Day.

 

(L-R) Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member PBPC Abu Dhabi, Mr. Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network and Mr. Aftab ur-Rehman Rana, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation.

 

Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member of PBPC Abu Dhabi, Mr. Aftab ur-Rehman Rana, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network and Mr. Shahid Nadeem, President of Austria-Pakistan Association also conveyed their greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day.

The Irish Business Council President Ms. Noeleen Saeed and Engr. Saleh Awad, Board of Director of Palestine Business Council has also joined and extended their greetings on this special occasion.

The event was concluded by a word of thanks from Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Programme of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi.

More than 45 attendees participated and joined to celebrate with the Council’s virtual event for Pakistan Independence Day. A one-of-a-kind initiative with a wonderful collection of distinguished participants from across the globe.

The PBPC Abu Dhabi will continue to uphold the council’s objectives – using its platform and presence in the region to support its members during the pandemic.


Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

PRESS RELEASE

 

Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, received president and Board members of Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) at Pakistan Embassy on 23 June 2021. The President of the Board, Syed Qaiser Anis, has provided a brief history of PBPC since its establishment in 2004, and appreciated the support being provided by the Embassy by participating in its programs, attending PBPC’s meetings and providing new membership.

The Board briefed about PBPC’s activities and programs including interaction with local authorities and other countries’ business councils, promoting of Roshan Digital Account scheme for overseas Pakistanis, the establishment of linkage between business communities in Pakistan and the UAE as well as an exchange of delegations.

The Ambassador appreciated the contribution made by PBPC and encouraged the Board members to reach out to Pakistani professionals and Pakistani business organizations in the UAE to expand their membership and activities. The PBPC has positively contributed towards strengthening trade and investment ties between Pakistan and UAE over the years.

The other Board members who attended the meeting were Mr. Khan Zaman, Mr. Mohammed Iqbal Nasim, Dr. Muhammad Farhan, Mrs. Sadia Rehan, and Badar Uz Zaman Ahmed.


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 the State Bank of Pakistan and Austria-Pakistan Association on May 19, 2021

A representative of the Pakistani Community from major European countries – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland has also participated in the webinar.

Roshan Digital Account set to drive sustainable GDP Growth, as it helped the government and the central bank improve the external account of the country.

The event’s objective is to attract millions of Pakistani living abroad by offering much higher returns on deposits than those in developed economies.

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.

Dr. Murtaza Syed, Deputy Governor of State Bank of Pakistan said that Roshan Digital Accounts has crossed 143, 085 accounts and attracted 1biillion dollars since its launch in September 2020.

He added that the Pakistanis in the UAE have the highest inward remittance through the Roshan Digital Account.

Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, The Executive Director of State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, gave a detailed presentation on the Roshan Digital Accounts to the participants. And that, for the first time in Pakistan’s banking history, Non-resident Pakistanis have been provided an opportunity to remotely open bank accounts in Pakistan entirely through digital means without visiting a bank in Pakistan or an Embassy or a Consulate office. The facility has been initially launched through 8 Pakistani banks. SBP would continue to add other banks to the list in the future.

The webinar has a question and answers session where many questions were answered by the speakers from the State Bank of Pakistan, then and there, and if there are further questions they encouraged to visit the website http://www.sbp.org.pk.

In closing, Dr. Qaiser Anis thanks the representatives from the State Bank of Pakistan and all the Pakistan representatives from France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany.

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 European countries.

The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi will continually support any initiatives of the State Bank of Pakistan that will benefit the Overseas Pakistanis.


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi organized a webinar on “Thrive Together: An Update on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Business Program” with Expo 2020 Dubai Business Manager Programme, Ms. Fatima Abbasi on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President of PBPC Abu Dhabi gave welcome remarks and spoke about how Expo 2020 is important and beneficial especially to all businessmen all over the world.

Ms Fatima Abassi, Manager – Expo Business Programmegave a detailed presentation on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Programme for People and its Business Calendar.

1st Row (L-R) Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, Presdient PBPC Abu Dhabi, Ms. Fatima Abbasi, Amba. Ahsan Ullah Khan, Dr. A, Hadi Shahid 2nd Row (L-R) Mr. Asif Zaman, Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim Mr. Tariq Nizami, Mr. Matteo Boffa 3rd Row (L-R) Ms. Noeleen Saeed, Mr. Mohammad Damak and Mr. Adeeb Aijaz

Expo 2020 aims to increase awareness about the challenges faced by humanity on a global scale. It is the world’s largest meeting place and offers many opportunities such as networking and promoting international relationships. Expo 2020 will consist of individuals pavilions where countries will be displaying their national cultures and technological inventions.

The webinar participated by the President/Chairman of the business councils – Belgian Business Council, Canadian Business Council, Iraqi Business Council, Irish Business Council, Palestine Business Council, Switzerland Business Council, and Tunisian Business Council, and its members.

Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Programme PBPC Abu Dhabi, concluded the informative webinar


Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi pays homage to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE on his 17th death anniversary on 01 May 2021.

A great leader, respected by rich and poor, and an inspiration to many.

Since 2005, PBPC Abu Dhabi marked every year on the 19th day of Ramadan, together with the UAE dedicates the day to remember the charity, achievements, and good reputation the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan exuded throughout his tenure as the Ruler of the UAE, from its independence in 1971, until his death in 2004.

H.E. Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE and Chairman of the Council graced the event.

His Excellency mentioned that Sheikh Zayed is always in the heart of the People. Sheikh Zayed has great foresight and a brave leader.

Joined by the following President/Chairman of the Business Councils.

Mr. Pankaj Savara – Australian Business Group
Mr. Nick Cochrane-Deyt – British Business Group
Mr. David Laliberte – Canadian Business Council
Ms. Gulizar Jonian – International Business Women’s Group
Mr. Dhia Al Shakarchi – Iraqi Business Council
Ms. Noeleen Saeed – Irish Business Council
Mr. P.V. Sheheen – Indian Business & Professional Group
Engr. Saleh Awad – Palestinian Business Council
Dr. Ahmed Ahmer – Polish Business Council
Mr. Matteo Boffa – Swiss Business Council

The President/Chairman of the business councils commended Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan as a global leader, a world-renowned humanitarian and conservationist who advocated respect, sustainability, education and female empowerment.

Dr. Qaiser Anis, President of PBPC Abu Dhabi commended the efforts of late Sheikh Zayed’s to support the brotherly relations between UAE and Pakistan. The recollection of the late Sheikh’s unique abilities and his sensible and incomparable personality, which was a spirit of patience and affection that built bridges of friendship and cooperation between UAE and Pakistan had been reminisced. These policies are being continued by His Highness Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Good words were also shared by Mr. Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry and Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Members of PBPC Abu Dhabi, Mr. Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Club, and Mr. Asif Zaman, ICAP UAE Chapter and Members of PBPC Abu Dhabi

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis thanked all the participating business councils and members for taking the time to offer prayer and their messages.

May Allah accept our prayers for Sheikh Zayed that his soul is placed in heaven (Jannatul Firdous) and for the prosperity and well-being of UAE, the President of UAE, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the nation and all its residents.