Engr. Prof. Dr. Suhail Aftab Qureshi

Annual Report by Honorary Secretary General
(IEEEP) at 34th AGM/Convention
Engr. Prof. Dr. Suhail Aftab Qureshi
Vice-Chancellor University of South Asia(USA)
Chief Executive South Asian Electrical Concern (SAEC)
Dear Members, Ladies and Gentlemen!
I welcome all of you to this 34th Annual General Body
Meeting of the IEEEP. I am thankful to our guests and
members who have spared their valuable time to be here
with us today.
Hon’able members, Ladies & Gentlemen, the Institution
of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Pakistan is the only
recognized body representing engineers of electrical and
electronics disciplines in Pakistan since 1969. The
additional disciplines of mechatronics, computer, avionics
and medical engineering were added last year, thus
converting the Institution into a body representing over
50,000 engineers of Pakistan.
IEEEP promotes
dissemination of technical knowledge, which we undertake
through our regular publications and by holding Seminars,
Symposiums, Workshops, Conferences and Lectures from
time to time.
Ladies & Gentlemen!
The years 2012 and 2013 have been great years of
progress for our Institution. Actually, the right way was
adopted by the Central Council. Similarly, the Executive
Committee comprising of the office bearers of the Institution
set stringent goals for themselves. Consequently, we were
able to achieve all of these like securing ISBN for IEEEP’s
research journal, initiation of Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) activities at the IEEEP, formulation of
HR Manual for the employees and arrangement of the
declaration of the Institution as a Non-Profit Organization.
Additionally, we were able to re-launch the long dormant
monthly magazine “The Electrical Engineer”, which is set
to issue its first volume in January, 2014. This monthly
magazine would be the first of its kind and also carry the
engineering flag far and wide. It is destined to be available
at all the big book stores of the country.
I would now take the opportunity to explain the
achievements in detail, Ladies and Gentlemen, while
informing you the current status of our Institution’s
membership, I would like to inform you that since we held
the last convention in March-2011, our membership has
grown immensely and now stands more than 6,000. It was
not possible for me to increase it up to this level without the
help of our central council members.
I appreciate their services and the true dedication towards
IEEEP. Increase in the membership was closely followed
by the updating of the membership record. As it was a long
featuring issue, the Executive Committee took great pains
and thus was able to update the addresses and other
particulars of at least another 1000 members. However,
this is an ongoing activity and we would keep on moving
Now, I would like to dilate upon some of the major
conferences organized by us and the profitable results in
the context of the engineering sector. The National
Conference on Power Deficits was held to support the GoP
in its endeavors to overcome the ongoing power crisis in
our Country.
Over 300 people attended the conference, including Dr.
Samar Mubarik Mand who was the chief guest. The
conference was organized at UET, Lahore. The
recommendations of the conference were duly forwarded to
the Government of Pakistan as a consensus document
framed by top engineers, scientists and economists. The
conference concluded that implementation of these
recommendations would ensure autarky in the Power
Ladies and Gentlemen, moving further, from June-2013 to
Sep-2013 four consecutive CPD programs were organized
under the auspices of Pakistan Engineering Council. These
were specially organized for engineers which will lead to
buffeting of their knowledge. It also acts as a vehicle for the
opening-up of new vistas for introduction of the latest
technologies in the Country. We have plans to take-up
more CPDs in future, insha’Allah.
Additionally, a comprehensive human resource policy is
being formulated by IEEEP to communicate organization’s
values and basic practices to its stakeholders. This policy
has solely been created and framed for the assistance of
the IEEEP administration and to provide the employees of
this esteemed institution a thorough understanding of their
duties, responsibilities, benefits, entitlements and any other
queries arising in their mind related to their employment
with IEEEP. Nevertheless, it is not conclusive and the
Human Resource Manual formulated would be upgraded.
Additionally, there is always room for improvement and as
the organization grows and gets further strengthened, more
useful and functional rules should be added and
implemented on timely basis. With the inculcation of the HR
Manual all of the staff has been brought on the contract
mode, thus enabling the Institution to get the best out of its
Every person involved in our Institute has put great efforts
in making this entity the best body in Pakistan to assist the
engineering sector; these efforts by most of the members
have turned out to be the achievements of this remarkable
InstituteI would like to tell you about the efforts by the
members of this Institute.
I am happy to inform that the Engr. Tahir Basharat Cheema
had put great efforts to ensure declaration of the IEEEP as
an NPO, consequent of which the Federal Board of
Revenue has approved IEEEP as a non-profit organization
under section 2(36) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.
Now the Institution’s income is exempt from income tax
under the Tax Ordinance, 2001. All this has led to a great
savings with the extra funds being able to be spent on the
dissemination of knowledge in a much better manner.
I would also like to appreciate the efforts of Engr. Arshad
Chughtai in re-establishing the Sindh Center of the IEEEP.
The present VC of MUET, Dr. Aslam Ukali is its present
Chairman. He has promised that the Centre would soon
surpass others. We all wish him and the Centre a great
Sir, while addressing this convention today, I take this
opportunity to state that efforts being made by this
institution to get the International Book Number for our
technical journal, “New Horizons”. ISBN is a book identifier,
much like a social security number. The ISBN provides a
standard way for the publishers to number their products so
they cannot be duplicated by other publishers. It gives your
book credibility to others. It is viewed as a symbol of
prestige for any book. That’s the big advantage to have the
Now, I would inform you about the activities of the
Local Centers of Karachi and Lahore.
Recognition of services of
Engr. Wali Jan
06 November 2012
PEEF Exhibition
28-30 November 2012 Expo Karachi
Energy Scenario of Pakistan
30 January 2013
IEP Karachi
Student Seminar
18 March 2013
Bahria University Karachi
20-21 March 2013
Symposium 2013
Environmental Problems with special
23 May 2013
reference to our country and our city
The Basics of Explosion Protection for
27 June 2013
Electrical Apparatus &Installations
IEEEP Fair 2013 Soft Launch
Management (RCAM)
10 IEEEP Fair
IEP Karachi
PC Hotel Karachi
IEP Karachi
IEP Karachi
2 October 2013
Marriott Hotel Karachi
28 October 2013
IEP Karachi
29-31 October 2013
Expo Karachi
In July-2012, IEEEP Lahore Local Center arranged a
technical seminar on “Materializing the Renewable Energy
Resources in Pakistan” in collaboration with M/s Zorlu
Enerji Pakistan Ltd. at Wapda Auditorium. A large number
of engineers attended the Seminar.
In line with our objectives and being very focused on the
practical growth of the Institution, we arranged technical
visits of the PCSIR & South Asian Electric Concern, Lahore
for practical knowledge and for the growth of technical
It is worth mentioning that executive committee invited
renowned Engineers in their meeting and after brain
storming through couple of meetings a letter was written to
the Govt. Of Pakistan, including Prime Minster and Minster
of Water and Power, forwarding them recommendations of
measures to get out of the Energy Crisis step-by-step.
IEEEP also offered their services in this regard.
In the end, how can I leave this rostrum without
acknowledging the great efforts of people to make this 34th
Convention a real success in the history of the Institution
and Pakistan.
 First, I would like to thank our sponsors M/s KAPCO,
HUBCO, Siemens Pakistan, PEL, Burqab Limited, South
Asian Electrical Concern, Creative Engineering, First
National Pakistan, ICC and many others, for their
financial help to promote IEEEP activities.
 I would like to pay my tribute to Engr. Tahir Bashart
Cheema, President IEEEP for helping us to enhance our
membership and in getting tax exemption.
 I would like to thank Engr. Salis Usman for sharing his
knowledge to prepare the IEEEP HR Manual.
 I would like to thank all others who contributed to make
the 34th Convention/AGM a great success.
 I am also very thankful to all of my official IEEEP staff for
their dedicated hard work day and night to make today’s
event a Great Successful. Thanks.
Dear audience, I from the core of my heart and on behalf of
the Institution appreciate your participation in this AGM.
Thank you once again.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Suhail A. Qureshi

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