KARACHI: The newly-elected office-bearers of Pakistan Dental Association’s (PDA) Karachi chapter were administered oath at a simple but impressive ceremony held here on Sunday (May 29) at the DHA Club.
All the office-bearers of PDA, Karachi were elected unopposed and they were administered oath by Dr Mahmood Shah, the incumbent President of PDA’s Sindh chapter.
Felicitating the newly-elected body, Dr Shah exhorted them to work for the betterment of the dental profession and community. He appreciated the efforts of PDA CC and the Election Commission for holding free and fair elections.
Speaking on the occasion, PDA Karachi chapter’s presidentDrAbubakar Sheikh vowed to serve the dental committee with the assistance of his seniors, saying guidance of seniors was a must to make PDA more effective.
“My new panel decided to contest the election for the betterment of the profession against all odds and even against the wishes of the sitting PDA (CC) President Prof Saqib Rashid,” he said, adding that the new body will leave no stone unturned in initiating educational and other activities for the benefit of dentists in Karachi. He then introduced his team of newly-elected members who were administered by the PDA Sindh Chapter President, DrMahmood Shah.
At the outset, he thanked all, including the PDA CC, Election Commission and then introduced the newly-elected office-bearers.
They include DrSyed Abrar Ali (Vice President); DrShoaib Khan (General Secretary),DrMurtazaKazmi(Treasurer),Dr Mohammad Ali (Joint Secretary),Dr Hassan Mehdi (CME Chairman) and DrNoorulWahab(President-Elect).
Executive Members are: Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, DrMohammad Amin, DrRizwanJouharand DrHaroon Ashraf.
DrRafiaBurhan was also elected as executive member of the PDA (Karachi) but later she tendered her resignation due to some personal reasons.
Meanwhile, DrHaroon Ashraf has been nominated as media relations manager.
In his speech, President PDA Central Council Prof Saqib Rashid commended the role of the election commission in conducting the PDA (Karachi) polls in a transparent manner despite facing challenges.
He congratulated the newly-elected office-bearers of PDA Karachi and hoped that they will work hard to bring positive changes for the betterment of the profession.
Prominent, among those, who attended the ceremony includedDr Kamran Vasfy, DrMumtaz Khan, DrBaqarAskary, Dr Shah Faisal, DrAzfarand many others.
The proceedings began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by DrAbbas Mehdi while DrShahperShahryar was master of the ceremony.
Later, the newly-elected body named Dental News as its official media partner and announced that the PDA, Karachi, will soon form a Women’s Wing as an initiative of its new president.
Sponsors were acknowledged on the occasion.