Fellowship award ceremony of architects held at hotel Pehsawar

A fellowship award ceremony was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Peshawar on 28th February 2015. Fellowship award is conferred upon associate members of IAP who have contributed for 20 years to Institute of Architects Pakistan and has served significantly for the profession and society.

The Program was commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by the welcome address of Chairman of IAP Peshawar Chapter Ar. Majid Khan. After the welcome address, the sponsors, Interwood (Pvt) Ltd. gave an informative presentation on their Products. Honorary Secretary of Institute of Architects, Pakistan, Ar.Ramiz Baig briefly introduced the Institute and its activities, following that he presented a memento to the President IAP sent by the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects for the recently concluded IAP cricket tour to Sri Lanka. A Presentation by the Honorary Secretary, IAP Peshawar Chapter, Ar. Marwat Khan Orakzai followed, introducing the chapter and its activities.

After the brief introduction of IAP and the Peshawar chapter, the President of Institute of Architects Pakistan, Ar.S.M Jahangir Khan congratulated the newly inducted fellowship and appreciated their significant efforts for IAP profession and society. Ar. S.M. Jahangir Khan strongly feels we must all work towards reviving the old glory of Peshawar City.

After the speech of president of IAP, the chief guest Minister for local Government Inayat Ullah along with existing fellows Ar. Ahmad Parvez Mirza and Ar. Salman Mansur conferred the token on fellowship to the following new inductees:

Ar. Abdul Qayyum Khan

Ar. Muhammad Tahir Banuri

Ar. Samar Ali Khan

Ar. Anjum Adil

Ar. Yawar Abbas Jilani

Ar. Khadija Jamal Shaban

Ar. Abid Mehmood

After the distribution of Awards, Minister of Local Government Innayat Ullah delivered his speech; he congratulated the new fellows and appreciated the efforts of the Institute of Architects Pakistan for organizing this prestigious event. He also talked about the crucial role of architects in development and construction. He said that present Government will concentrate on beautification and cleaning of the cities of KPK especially Peshawar. He mentioned that funds have already been allocated for construction of Parks, Roads and sanitation system of

Peshawar City. He said that Peshawar city is suffering for many years due to different wars and it is the time to re-develop and re-construct it to revive its previous glory. A new authority WSSA (water supply, sewerage & sanitation authority) has been constituted to streamline the cleaning and uplifting the infrastructure of the City. He thanked IAP Peshawar Chapter for inviting him to the Program.

At the end of Program a vote of thanks was offered by Chairman IAP Peshawar Chapter Ar. Majid Khan.