NESPAK Vice President Mr. Muhammad Arif Changezi was elected as new Chairman Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) during elections for the term 2021-2023 on Thursday.
Dr Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, has felicitated Mr Arif Changezi over his election.
He said that it is an honour that Mr Changezi will represent NESPAK as chairman of the august body of PCATP.
Mr. Changezi secured 1204 votes against his rival candidate Mr. Kalim Siddique who got 926 votes.
Mr Arif Changezi is also the current President of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP) and this is for the first time in the history of the country that both top positions in Architecture and Planning are being held by one person.
Mr. Changezi is also serving as the Vice President/Head of Architecture and Planning Division of NESPAK Karachi.
The Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners Ordinance 1983 was promulgated with a view to give recognition and protection to the profession of Architecture and Town Planning in Pakistan.
The council has wide ranging powers and is authorized to perform all functions and take steps connected with or ancillary to all aspects of the two professions including laying down standards of conduct, safeguarding interests of its members, assisting the Government and National Institutions in solving National problems relating to the professions, promotion of reforms in the professions, promotion of education of these professions, reviewing and advising the Government in the matter of Architecture and Town Planning education, etc.