LAHORE – SM Naveed, the director at Din Textiles, has been elected as president of Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The 3rd annual general meeting of PCJCCI was held Wednesday in which election results for the office bearers/executive committee members of the Chamber for the year 2017-18 were announced and were confirmed by the election commissioners appointed as per Trade Organizations Act/Rules 2013.
The meeting was chaired by PCJCCI President Wang Zihai, whereby PCJCCI’s brief report of achievement was presented and later the elections results were announced according to which SM Naveed was declared as the unopposed president.
Dr Iqbal Qureshi, CEO Tech Nexus, was elected as the Senior Vic-President and Rana Mehmood Iqbal as Vice-President of PCJCCI.
Members of the executive committee include Wang Zihai, Moazzam Ghurki, Dr Iqbal Qureshi, Abdul Waheed Sandal, Rizwan Nisar, SM Naveed, Daud Ahmed, Rana Mehmood Iqbal, Khurram Shafiq and Muhammad Irfan.
Shah Faisal Afridi, the founder president of PCJCCI, expressed warm wishes to the new president and the executive committee members. He also appreciated initiatives and implications of Mr Wang for making this Chamber a more dynamic and effective organisation.
He also extended greetings to the Chinese nationals for the upcoming China National day. “On this occasion, the appointment of SM Naveed on such an important designation will amicably bring more success to Pak China Chamber of Commerce,” Mr Afridi noted.
Wang Zihai, in his speech, wished good luck to the new president for taking hold of all ongoing and upcoming developments of Chamber. “We are confident about his abilities and understanding towards the cause of PCJCCI that is the mutual cooperation and prosperity of both countries” said the Chinese.
SM Naveed, in his address, acknowledged the massive positive developments undergone under the presidentship of Wang Zihai. “It is due to the capable leadership of Mr Wang that today PCJCCI has achieved high targets and now heading towards the bigger goals,” asserted Mr Naveed.
He mentioned the tradition of the Chamber that anyone who became the president of PCJCCI remains a president forever. He mentioned pleasingly that Mr Wang would be the president of this Chamber forever.
He strongly affirmed that due to his prominent position in business community, he would utilise all his business relations and expertise for the progress of this Chamber. He reiterated that he will represent PCJCCI in all business gatherings, forums, associations and will interact with the delegations seeking information and will also give media interviews and statements for the information of general masses and promotion of the cause of PCJCCI.
On the occasion, Chamber’s secretary general M Salahudin Hanif said that the Friendship between China and Pakistan has now transformed into strategic partnership that has provided Pakistan with an invaluable opportunity that nations often come across in centuries. He shared that PCJCCI team is quite optimistic that the new leadership will work with the same spirit of sincerity and diligence for building, promoting and maintaining the friendly relations between Pakistan and China.
The annual general meeting was followed by a cake cutting ceremony in the admiration of China’s National Day.