PCMA’s AGM elects new office bearers

Salim Ahmed

Lahore

The 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association (PCMA) took place here today, in which the official announcement of the PCMA election 2017 was made by the PCMA election commission, after which Mr. Zubair F. Tufail, newly elected Chairman, Mr. Zafar Mahmood, Senior Vice Chairman and Mr. Abdul Qayoom, Vice Chairman took over the charge of their offices. The meeting, besides office bearers, was also addressed by Mr. Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, Member Custom, FBR as Chief Guest of the event.
The election commission, while announcing the election results, confirmed unopposed success of the 16 candidates as Member Executive Committee of PCMA, which included Mr. Mansoor Javaid Haider, Mr. Abrar Ahmad, Mr. Abdul Qayoom, Mr. Ali Majeed, Mr. Amir Niazi, Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, Mr. Haroon Ali Khan, Ms. Humaira Shazia (Women Seat), Mr. Mohsin Tariq, Mian. Muhammad Adrees, Mr. Muhammad Shakil Monoo, Ms. Nabila Intisar (Women Seat), Mr. Pervaiz Hussain Sufi, Mr. Pervez Tanveer Tufail, Mr. Zafar Mahmood and Mr. Zubair F. Tufail.
Mr. Zubair F. Tufail, the newly elected Chairman of the Association, while speaking on this occasion, vowed to expedite the process of establishing the Petrochemical Complex for bringing revolution in the chemical industry of Pakistan. He thanked for the valuable efforts made by the ex Chairman PCMA Mr. Muhammad Adrees. He assured to bring the private and public sector stakeholders on board for evolving a viable plan for erecting the petrochemical complex on ground. Mr. Zafar Mahmood, Senior Vice Chairman and Mr. Abdul Qayoom, Vice Chairman also pledged to exploit their capabilities and links for providing the local chemical industry with the facilities and support to come at par with international chemical industry.
Mr. Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, Member Custom, FBR, while addressing as Chief Guest said that FBR was keen to satisfy the business community on taxation system. Responding to questions of PCMA members on this occasion, he assured to resolve the custom issues of chemical manufacturers on priority basis.
Chemical Industry’s International expert Mr. Tahir J Qadir delivered a presentation on the status of adoption of Responsible Care Initiative by PCMA. The newly elected office bearers also took a review of the “Responsible Care Initiative” adopted by the PCMA. On this occasion Mr. Abrar Ahmed, the outgoing Vice Chairman of PCMA informed that implementation on the said program had led us to be inducted into the International Community of chemicals associations, federations, and councils. However, a lot of work is still required to be done towards implementing this important initiative, he said and expressed confidence that new leadership would complete the program amicably.
Mr. Iqbal Kidwai, Secretary General of PCMA, speaking on this occasion, said that PCMA was a young organization and the current polls were in fact, the first ever elections of PCMA. He ensured to follow the procedure in letter and spirit as prescribed under the DGTO Rules.

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