Annual General Body Meeting 2017

Annual General Body Meeting 2017 of Institute of Architects, Pakistan
Annual General Body Meeting of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP), was held on Saturday, December 26, 2017 at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi. The IAP AGM which was scheduled on November 25th, 2017 at three locations simultaneously through video-link could not be conducted due to lack of quorum. Members could not reach the venues in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad due to operation against Faizabad Dharna in Islamabad.
Chaired by the President IAP Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi, the AGM on December 26, 2017 began with the recitation from Holy Quran. The first item on agenda was to confirm Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting held on November 26, 2016 which was followed by the Honorary Secretary’s report on activities of IAP during the year by Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar. Ar. Arshad Faruqui made a presentation of his 2-years tenure as Chairman Board of Architectural Education. The Honorary Treasurer Ar. Mumtaz Jilani then presented audited accounts for the year 2016-2017 followed by presentation of next year budget and appointment of the Auditor. The next item on the agenda was holding of Annual Elections of National Council for the year 2016-17.

Three positions were vacated this year upon completion of three years’ tenure by Ar. Anjum Adil and Ar. Arshad Faruqui whereas Ar. Faheem Ahsan Jamil had resigned in March 2017. Recognizing the services of all retiring members of the IAP National Council, President Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi highlighted their role and thanked them for supporting IAP in a befitting manner.

In order to elect new members for three vacant seats the office of Honorary Secretary had received nine nominations. After scrutiny, six nominations were declared qualified to contest the Elections as mentioned below:

1. Ar. Abdul Qadir
2. Ar. Ejaz Ahmed Qadri
3. Ar. Faisal Bilwany
4. Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban
5. Ar. Komal Parvez Shahid
6. Ar. Zahid Usman

Ar. Faisal Bilwany had informed the Secretariat for withdrawing his nomination on November 25, 2017. An Election Committee was formed amongst IAP members present at AGM. The Committee comprising of Ar. Shahab Ghani Khan, Ar. Mujahid Sadiq & Ar. Ramiz Baig steered the process of polling and declared following three members as winners for three vacant seats:

1. Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban
2. Ar. Komal Parvez Shahid
3. Ar. Zahid Usman

The AGM for the year 2017 was adjourned with the Tea to follow. Immediately after AGM, the 1st National Council meeting for the year 2017-2018 was held at the same venue, during which the following office bearers were elected:

1. Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi, AIAP – President
2. Ar. Mumtaz Jilani, AIAP – Vice President-I
3. Ar. Fawad Suhail Abbasi, AIAP – Vice President-II
4. Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban, FIAP – Chairperson, Board of Architectural Education
5. Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar, AIAP – Honorary Secretary
6. Ar. Zahid Usman, AIAP – Honorary Treasurer
The National Council for the year 2017-2018 now consists of:

1. Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi, AIAP – President
2. Ar. Mumtaz Jilani, AIAP – Vice President-I
3. Ar. Fawad Suhail Abbasi, AIAP – Vice President-II
4. Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban, FIAP – Chairperson, Board of Architectural Education
5. Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar, AIAP – Honorary Secretary
6. Ar. Zahid Usman, AIAP – Honorary Treasurer
7. Ar. Kalim Ahmed Siddiqui, FIAP – Member
8. Ar. Azhar N. Syed, FIAP – Member
9. Ar. Komal Parvez Shahid, FIAP – Member
10. Ar. Amir Nazir Chaudhary, AIAP – Chairman, Karachi Chapter
11. Ar. Yousuf Ghouri, AIAP – Chairman, Lahore Chapter
12. Ar. Kabeer Malik, AIAP – Chairman, Rawalpindi / Islamabad Chapter
13. Ar. Mansoor Ahmed Khan, AIAP – Chairman, Peshawar Chapter