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Dear Esteemed Members And Colleagues,

It is with great honor and humility that I assume the role of President of the Institute of Architects Pakistan. The journey ahead is not just about leadership; it is about a shared vision to elevate our profession and collectively shape the future of architecture in our nation.

At the heart of my tenure lies a steadfast commitment to fostering collaborative relationships. We aim to establish strong bonds with sister organizations like (UIA, ARCASIA, CAA, SAARCH and EAROPH), both nationally and internationally, fostering an environment of shared learning, innovation, and growth. Through these collaborations, we aspire to bring forth new perspectives, methodologies, and technologies that will propel our profession towards new horizons.

Central to our agenda is the strengthening of the architecture profession itself. We recognize the pivotal role that governmental and public sector development organizations play in shaping the built environment. By advocating for policies that support architectural excellence, sustainability, and inclusivity, we endeavor to fortify our profession’s foundations and ensure its alignment with global best practices.

Moreover, we stand at a critical juncture, facing multifaceted challenges such as climate change, energy crises, and the imperative of sustainable development. As advocates for our environment, we are committed to exploring innovative solutions, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering resilience in our designs to combat these challenges effectively. Our aim is not merely to adapt but to lead the way in creating environmentally conscious and sustainable architectural solutions.

In conclusion, I invite each of you to join hands in this endeavor. Together, let us champion the cause of architecture, leverage our collective expertise, and navigate the complexities of our time to create a built environment that not only reflects our values but also sustains our planet for generations to come.

Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am excited about the journey ahead and the opportunities that await us as we chart the course for a brighter future for the profession of architecture in Pakistan.

Warm regards,

Zulfiqar Ali


Institute of Architects Pakistan