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Meeting with H.E David Hale, Ambassador of the United States of America to Pakistan (11-12-2015)

American Business Forum hosted a dinner to welcome H.E David Hale, Ambassador of the United States of America to Pakistan on December 11, 2015. Bilateral Trade and Investment Opportunities were discussed. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan along with the Executive Committee members presented the souvenir to U.S Ambassador. Mr. Zachary Harkenrider, U.S Consul General Lahore also graced his presence at the dinner. Other U.S officials were from political and economic section. Majority of ABF members attended the dinner.

Meeting with Mr. Tokhir Mirzoev, Resident Representative of IMF (10-12-2015)

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Tokhir Mirzoev, Resident Representative of IMF on December 10, 2015 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The matters related to Taxation Structure, Debt Policies and Legal Frameworks were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with Mr. Rob Garverick, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad (25-11-2015)

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Rob Garverick, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Chameleon, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Ease of doing business in Pakistan, Investment Opportunities and Bilateral Trade between Pakistan and USA was discussed in the meeting.

Training on Customs Valuation & Classifications (21-11-2015)

American Business Forum arranged a training on Customs Valuation & Classifications on November 21, 2015. The basic purpose of the training is to provide the knowledge about the customs procedure which is applied to determine the customs value of imported goods in general and for specific goods as well. Ch. Sakhi Muhammad, Principal Appraiser (Rtd.), Advocate High Court Lahore was the resource person of the trainig. Mr. Zulfiqar Younas, Director DGT&R Customs, Lahore, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee ABF and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF shared their views with the participants. Mr. Zulfiqar Younus presented token of appreciation at the end. Training Certificates was presented to the participants at the end of the training.

U.S Independence Day Celebrations (29-10-2015)

ABF members attended the independence day celebrations of United States of America at the residence of U.S Consul General Lahore. Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also attended that event.

Dinner with Lord Shaukat Nawaz (16-10-2015)

A dinner was hosted in honour of Lord Shaukat Nawaz on October 16, 2015 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Bilateral Trade between Pakistan & UK and Investment opportunities in Pakistan were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with Abraaj Group (12-10-2015)

ABF members met with Abraaj Group on October 12, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation office.

45th EXCOM & Board of Governors Meeting (03-09-2015)

ABF’s 45th EXCOM & BOG meeting was held on September 3, 2015 at Expeditors International Office. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President, Mr. Jahanzeb Q. Khan Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General, and Mr. Younus Kamran Chairman IPR Committee attended the meeting.

Training on “Leadership Imact for Senior Managers” (08-08-2015)

American Business Forum arranged a training for the senior manager of ABF members companies namely “Leadership Impact for Senior Manager” on August 8, 2015 at Dome, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.

44th EXCOM & Board of Governors Meeting (07-07-2015)

44th EXCOM & BOG meeting was held on July 7, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh and Mr. Imran Butt attended the meeting.

Pakistan Customs WeBOC Orientation and Training Session (13-06-2015)

Pakistan Customs WeBOC Orientation and Training Session was held on June 13, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office Lahore.

Meeting with Honourable Governor of the Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana (12-06-2015)

The American Business Forum delegation called on the Honorable Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on 12th June 2015 at the Governor House Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan briefed the honourable Governor about the objectives of ABF and scope of its activities during the meeting. He also mentioned that the ABF has been playing active role for rehabilitation of Pakistanis facing natural calamities like earthquake and floods. The Governor Punjab appreciated the ABF initiatives and contribution of multinationals in Pakistan economy. The matters related to Intellectual Property Rights, Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan and Investment opportunities in Pakistan were discussed in the meeting. ABF delegation consisted of President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Younus Kamran and Dr. James Tebbe.

Meeting with the officials of Research Society of International law (RSIL) – (23-05-2015)

The meeting with the officials of Research Society of International law (RSIL) was held on 23rd May, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office, Lahore. The matters related to current IPR law of Pakistan were discussed. The President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Kha, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid and Mr. Aamir M. Mirza attended the meeting. RSIL official Included Mr. Ahmer Bilal Sufi, Former Law Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Ali Sultan, Mr. Moghees Uddin khan and Ms. Maira Sheikh.

Membership Committee Meeting (08-05-2015)

The membership committee meeting of American Business Forum was heold on 8th May, 2015 at Expeditors International Office. Mr. Afsar Mahmood Chairman Membership Committee Chaired the meeting. Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh also attended the meeting.

Meeting With EDO (Finance &Planning) – (28-04-2015)

ABF members met with Mr. Tariq Manzoor Chandio, Executive District Officer (EDO) Finance & Planning at Town Hall, City Distt. Govt. Lahore. ABF delegation included Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee ABF, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF, Mr. Younus Kamran Member Board of Governors ABF, Mr. Adnan Sheikh and Mr. M. Safdar Butt. The matters related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Investment Opportunities were discussed in the meeting.

ABF’s Gala Dinner – Featuring Coke Studio Gigs (07-02-2015)

ABF’s Gala Dinner Featuring Coke Studio Gigs was held on February 7, 2015 at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.