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Meeting with Mr. Zubair Malik President of FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry) – (24-12-2013)

ABF’s EXCOM members met with Mr. Zubair Malik President of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry on December 24, 2013 at FPCCI Regional Office Lahore. Matter related to Pakistan’s Current Economic conditions, Investment Opportunities in Pakistan, IPR Law and Environment Law were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with President of LCCI (Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry) Engr. Sohail Lashari (23-12-2013)

ABF’s EXCOM Members met with the President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Engr. Sohail Lashari on December 23, 2013 at The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Taxation Matters, IPR and Environment Laws and Joint venture with LCCI were discussed in the meeting.

15th General Body Meeting (19-12-2013)

ABF’s 15th General Body Meeting was held on December 19, 2013 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation office. Matters related to ABF’s Constitution, Audit Report, Activity Calender and Future Policies were discussed in the meeting.

38th Executive Committee Meeting (19-12-2013)

ABF’s 38th Executive Committee meeting was held on December 19, 2013 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation office. Matters related to ABF’s Constitution, Audit Report, Activity Calender and Future Policies were discussed in the meeting.

One Point Agenda Meeting (20-11-2013)

The meeting to amend ABF constitution was held on November 19, 2013 at Expeditors International.

Meeting of Board of Governors and 37th Executive Committee meeting (14-10-2013)

The meeting of the Board of Governors and 37th Executive Committee meeting was held on October 14, 2013 at Coca-Cola export corporation office. ABF’s Vision for the next 2 years, 4th Annual Dinner, Audit report and polices to be adopted for ABF were discussed in the meeting.

14th General Body Meeting (04-10-2013)

The 14th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held on October 4, 2013 at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. the elections results were declared and the new board of governors of ABF taken over the charge. The office bearers of ABF were also elected in the meeting. The President ABF briefed the members about the roadmap of ABF for the next 2 years.

ABF Elections (30-09-2013)

ABF’s elections were held on September 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol technologies Pakistan under the supervision of the Chairman Election Tribunal Mr. Vaseem Anvar. Mr. Naeem Shafique and Mr. Ahmad Iqbal Saeed were the members of Election Tribunal. The election tribunal was formed on August 26, 2013. Mr. Naeem Shafique was also appointed as Returning officer of the elections by the election tribunal. Since there were two Seats of Board of Governors for associate class and only two nominations were received. Hence there will be no elections of Board of Governors for ASSOCIATE CLASS. The elections of FOUNDER CLASS were at ABF’s Head Office. The members appreciated the election tribunal for clean and fair elections. Majority of the members’ casted their votes at ABF’s Head Office.

36th Executive Committee Meeting (30-09-2013)

ABF’s 36th Executive Committee meeting was held on September 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. Final review of ABF’s elections was discussed in the meeting.

35th Executive Committee Meeting (26-08-2013)

ABF’s 35th Executive Committee meeting was held on August 26, 2013 at General Electric International Office. Accounts report, Formation of Election tribunal and ABF’s Elections matters were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with Australian High Commissioner (19-08-2013)

The meeting with H.E Peter Hayward Australian High Commissioner was held on 19th August 2013 at Cosa Nostra. Majority of ABF members attended the meeting.

Meeting with Honourable Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif (31-07-2013)

The meeting with Honourable Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif was held on July 31, 2013 at CM office, 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore. Matters related to Law and Order, Security and energy were discussed in the meeting.

34th Executive Committee Meeting (30-06-2013)

The 34th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran and Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza attended the meeting. The matters related to the meeting with Hounourable CM Punjab were discussed in the meeting.

33rd Executive Committee Meeting (29-06-2013)

The 33rd Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed attended the meeting. The matters related to ABF’s elections and Newsletter were discussed in the meeting.

Extra-Ordinary Meeting with RSO U.S Consulate Lahore (29-06-2013)

The Extra-Ordinary meeting to discuss the matters of security was held on June 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed attended the meeting. Mr. Micheal T. Scollan, Mr. Anton Kot was also accompany the meeting.

32nd Executive Committee Meeting (29-05-2013)

“The 32nd Executive Committee meeting was held on May 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Aamir M. Mirza and Mr. Younus Kamran attended the meeting”.

Meeting with Ms. Doreen Bailey Economic Officer U.S Consulate Lahore (18-05-2013)

ABF’s EXCOM members met with Ms. Doreen P. Bailey Economic Officer U.S Consulate Lahore.

Meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) officials (26-04-2013)

The meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council officials was held on April 26, 2013 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Vaseem Anvar, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid, Mr. Aamir M. Mirza, Mr. Younus Kamran and Mr. Imran Amjad attended the meeting. The US.PBC officials included Mr. Miles Young Chairman, Ms. Esperanza Gomez Jelalian and Mr. Taher A. Khan. Following U.S Consulate and Embassy officials accompany the team of U.S PBC, Mr. Aftab Qmar, Mr. Hassan Raza, Mr. Shahid Abbas and Mr. Matan Mayer. Bilateral discussed between U.S and Pakistan was discussed in the meeting.

31st Executive Committee Meeting (19-04-2013)

The 31st Executive committee meeting was held on April 19, 2013 at Hardee’s restaurant which was hosted by Mr. Sohail Yousaf Chairman Consumer Goods & Services ABF. Mr. Zahid Bashir chaired the meeting. Other excom members included Mrs. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Sohail Yousaf and Mr. Aamir M. Mirza. The matters related to the meeting with US Pakistan Business Council were discussed in the meeting.

ABF 3rd Annual Dinner (03-04-2013)

The 3rd Annual dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 3rd April 2013 at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. The President, Mr. Salim Ghauri along with Executive Committee Invited Honourable Mr. Richard G. Olson Ambassador of the United States of America to Pakistan as Chief Guest. Other VIPS included Honourable Consul Generals from different embassies. Ms. Nina M. Fite U.S Consul General, USAID Officials. Amongst other were guests from the media and government. The Souvenirs were presented to U.A Ambassador and U.S Consul General Lahore,

One Point Agenda Meeting (27-03-2013)

The One point agenda meeting was held on March 27, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The matters related to 3rd Annual Dinner were discussed in the meeting.

13th General Body Meeting (05-03-2013)

The 13th General Body meeting of ABF was held on March 5, 2013 at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Majority of members attended the meeting.

30th Executive Committee Meeting (01-03-2013)

The 30th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on March 01, 2013 at Monsanto Pakistan Office. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza and Mr. Younus Kamran attended the meeting.

29th Executive Committee Meeting (08-02-2013)

The 29th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on February 08, 2013 at Expeditors International Office. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Sohail Yousaf, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. John Seward attended the meeting.

MoU Signing Ceremony between American Business Forum and OSAC (28-01-2013)

The MOU signing ceremony between American Business Forum (ABF) and Overseas Security Advisory Consul (OSAC) was held on January 28, 2013 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Salim Ghauri and U.S Ambassador Mr. Richard G. Olson signed the MOU. Bilateral discussion between Pakistan & USA were discussed in the meeting. Joint collaboration between ABF and OSAC were also discussed.

Meeting with U.S Journalists (24-01-2013)

ABF Members attended a banquet hosted by Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan General Manager of Coca-Cola Export Corporation and Chairman Public Sector Liaison Committee in honour of a team of U.S. Journalists from America at Cosa Nostra on January 24, 2013. Majority of members attended the event.

28th Executive Committee Meeting (22-01-2013)

The 28th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on January 22, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Vaseem Anvar, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Sohail Yousaf, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed and Mr. Fahad Qadir attended the meeting.