IAP Annual General Meeting (2017-18)

Annual General Body Meeting of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP), was held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi, Fletti’s Hotel Lahore, Serena Hotel Islamabad and Spring Village Restaurant Peshawar. The IAP AGM held at four locations simultaneously through video-link. The quorum for the meeting was achieved having representation of member architects from all Chapters of IAP across Pakistan.

Chaired by the President IAP Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi, the AGM on November 24, 2018 began with the recitation from Holy Quran. The first item on agenda was to confirm Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting held on December 26, 2017 which was followed by the Honorary Secretary’s report on activities of IAP during the year by Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar. Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban made a presentation of her 1st year term as Chairperson Board of Architectural Education. The Vice President IAP Ar. Mumtaz Jilani then presented audited accounts for the year 2017-2018 on behlf of the Honorary Treasurer Ar. Zahid Usman who was on leave 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 2018-19.

Three positions were vacated this year upon completion of three years’ tenure by Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi, Ar. Kalim Ahmed Siddiqui and Ar. Azhar N. Syed. Recognizing the services of all retiring members of the IAP National Council, The Honorary Secretary IAP, Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar appreciated and lauded their services to IAP and thanked all three outgoing National Council members.

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

  1. Abdul Qadir
  2. Ahmed Mukhtar
  3. Muhammad Arif Changezi

The above Three (03) candidates were elected unopposed.

The AGM for the year 2018 was adjourned with the Tea to follow. Immediately after AGM, the 1st National Council meeting for the year 2018-2019 was held at the same venue, during which the following office bearers were elected:

  1. Muhammad Arif Changezi, AIAP – President
  2. Abdul Qadir, FIAP – Vice President-I
  3. Fawad Suhail Abbasi, AIAP – Vice President-II
  4. Khadija Jamal Shaban, FIAP – Chairperson, Board of Architectural Education
  5. Farida Abdul Ghaffar, AIAP – Honorary Secretary
  6. Mumtaz Jilani, AIAP – Honorary Treasurer

The National Council for the year 2018-2019 now consists of:

  1. Muhammad Arif Changezi, AIAP – President
  2. Abdul Qadir, FIAP – Vice President-I
  3. Fawad Suhail Abbasi, AIAP – Vice President-II
  4. Khadija Jamal Shaban, FIAP – Chairperson, Board of Architectural Education
  5. Farida Abdul Ghaffar, AIAP – Honorary Secretary
  6. Mumtaz Jilani, AIAP – Honorary Treasurer
  7. Komal Parvez Shahid, FIAP – Member
  8. Zahid Usman, AIAP – Member
  9. Ahmed Mukhtar, AIAP – Member
  10. Ramiz Baig, AIAP – Chairman, Karachi Chapter
  11. Saad Mahmood Khan, AIAP – Chairman, Lahore Chapter
  12. Faisal Arshad, AIAP – Chairman, Rawalpindi / Islamabad Chapter
  13. Marwat Khan, AIAP – Chairman, Peshawar Chapter