Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) unanimously elected a leading builder, Arif Yousuf Jeewa, as Chairman of the for the term of 2017-2018, while Fayyaz Ilyas, Sohail Warind and Altaf Tai were also elected as Senior Vice Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Southern Region of the organization respectively. Sajid Saeed was elected as Chairman Northern Region and Saleem Memon was elected as Vice Chairman Sub-Region Hyderabad.
The election of new office-bearers of the ABAD was held during the Annual General Meeting of the ABAD at ABAD House, Karachi, Lahore and Hyderabad simultaneously. The meeting was attended by a large number of members of the organization. The meeting unanimously approved all new members of the Central Executive Committee and Regional Executive Committee from Allied Penal, who were elected unopposed. The new office-bearers of the ABAD will take charge of their offices from 1st October, 2017.
Newly elected Chairman Arif Yousuf Jeewa, after the election, said that he was grateful to all members of the ABAD for electing new team of the ABAD unanimously. He said that he would work tirelessly to resolve problems of members and for the betterment of the ABAD without any discrimination and will try his best to use all available resources for the development of construction industry in Pakistan. He was hopeful that the unity shown by members of ABAD for the election of new office-bearers will prevail forever.
Newly elected Senior Vice Chairman Fayyaz Ilyas, Vice Chairman Sohail Warind and Chairman Southern Region Altaf Tai also thanked all members for their support and said that they will leave no stone unturned to solve problems of members of ABAD.
Outgoing Chairman ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani said that during his term the ABAD has experienced a number of turbulences including property valuation, FBR taxation and last but not least ban on construction of high-rise and multi-story buildings. But, with the grace of Allah Almighty, we were able to tackle these issues and I hope that much of them will be solved in near future as we have put in place a strong foundation on legal grounds.