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New team at IEEE Karachi section unveils its plans.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IEEE KARACHI SECTION, Asia Pacific Region local club here in the city. AGM highlighted the achievements of previous year activities and announced a new body for the year 2020. Professor BS Chowdhry, who took over as a Chair IEEE Karachi Section thanked the IEEE EXCOM/Members IEEE Karachi Section for their confidence, trust, and support for IEEE Karachi Section Chair position.

He said that with your continued support along with all office bearers, we can achieve new milestones for the advancement of Technology for the benefit of society in general and the professional development of our future generations in particular. Specifically, our future plans include creating awareness and motivating our students to work on projects related to Sustainable /Renewable Energy Development, IOT for Industry, IOT for Agriculture, IOT for Smart Cities, Engineering projects in community service.

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) provides a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level. Other office bearers elected include Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro as The Section Vice Chair, Prof. Dr. Asimur Rehman as a Section Secretary, and Eng. MoizurRehman as a Section Treasurer. In addition, Prof. Dr. Hyder Abbas Mousvi became Chair Communication Society, Eng. Tahir Saleem will continue as a Chair Power and Energy Society, Dr. Bhagwan Das, Chair Computer Society, Dr. BushraNaeem, Chair Women in Engineering, Prof. Dr. M. Shahab Siddiqui Chair, Membership Development and New Initiatives, Mr. Ramiz Ansari, Chair, Young Professional, Eng. ParkashLohana, Chair Professional Activities, Dr. M. Sadiq Khan, Education Coordinator, Dr. M. Shahid Shaikh, Chair - Conference Coordinator, and Eng. Asif Siddiqui as an Industries Linkage Coordinator. Several Section Awards were given for successfully organizing International IEEE technically sponsored conferences last year. Engr Samir Dossal, Chairman of Canada-Pakistan Business Council was the Chief Guest of award ceremony whereas Engr Saeed Setthar former Secretary and Engr Gul Hassan Bhutto were the guest of honors for the award ceremony.

These Awards includes: i.

I CoMET - Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur (Dr. Saeed Abro)

ii. INTELLECT, PAF-KIET, Karachi (Dr. Sameer Kazi)

iii. ICICT, IBA Karachi, (Dr. Shakeel Khoja)

iv. ICEEST, Iqra University, Karachi (Dr. Kamran Raza and Dr. MansoorEbrahim)

v. MACS-13 - Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi ( Dr.Tariq R. Soomro and Eng. M. Asghar)

b. Section Officers Awards

i. Outgoing Volunteer Awards 2019

1. Dr. M. Shahid Shaikh, Chair, Karachi Section

2. Dr. Shahab Siddiqui, Vice Chair, Karachi Section

3. Eng.MurtazaHanif, Treasurer, Karachi Section

4. Dr. Syed Hyder Abbas Vice ChiarComSoc

5. Eng. HananDaudpota Chair, YP

6. SaifullahBaloach SSR 2019

ii. Outstanding Volunteers (during 2019)

1. Dr. M. SadiqKhan, Chair, Computer Society

2. Engr. Tahir Saleem, Chair, Power and Energy Society (for holding several seminars)

3. Engr. AtifFarid, Chair, SAC (for holding several events)

iii. SAC Awardsand Certificates S.NO NAME AWARD DESIGNATION

1 M. MairajUlHaque SAC Best Volunteer Project Coordinator

2 M. Rafay Shaikh SAC Best Volunteer Asst.ProjectCoordintor

3 SaadZaheer SAC Best Volunteer PSYWSC'19 Coordinator c. Special Awards

i. Memento of appreciation to Mr. Ali Akbar, from AWARE - in recognition of his support for IEEE Karachi Section d.

Media Publicity Awards were given to: Engineering Post and Engineering Review. Branches Awards were also given

1 Most Active Branch Counselor Tauseef Mubeen SSUET, Karachi

2 Most Active Student Branch Chair Qasim Yousafzai BUITEMS, Quetta

3 Most Active Student Branch Syed Sajjad Hussain Hamdard University

4 Student Branch Membership Retention Award Dr. Syed Asif Ali Shah MUET Jamshoro 5 Best Student Branch Initiative Ayesha Saeed UIT, Karachi.
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Date:Jan 24, 2020
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