Past Executives

This page is dedicated to All CPA Past Executive Committee Members  from 1972-2012 and we pay tribute and acknowledge their service and commitment shown by All CPA Executive members who served on the Canada Pakistan Association’s Executive Committees from 1972-2014. Their work and dedication will always be appreciated by the community.

President: Mr.Anis Rehman (2013-2014)

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Vice President: Ms. Ambreen Abbas  General Secretary: Fazal Qureshi  Joint Secretary: Perveen Khan

Treasurer: Amin Rawjani  Joint Treasurer: Azam Kukaswadia

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson: Dr. Kamran Jahangir

Women’s committee Chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson: Sana Syed

 

Members of Executives Committee (2015-2016)

President: Mr.Anis Rehman 

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Vice President: Ms. Ambreen Abbas  General Secretary: Dr. Syed Aziz  Joint Secretary: Perveen Khan

Treasurer: Azam Kukaswadia   Joint Treasurer: Fazal Qureshi

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:Dr. Kamran Jahangir

Women’s committee Chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

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Ms. Lubna Syed (2009-2012)

President:  Ms.Lubna Syed

Vice President: Dr.Sarwar Gillani

General Secretary: Anis Rehman:

Joint Secretary: Sami-Ud_din

Treasurer: Feroza Shamim:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson: Mohammad Zafar

Women’s committee Chairperson: Ambreen Abbas

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson: Sana Syed

Members of Executives Committee (2007-2009)

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Mr. Javed Somra (2007-2009)

President: Javed Somra

Vice President: Mustafa Hamid

General Secretary: Asghar Methiwala

Joint Secretary: Abdul Basit Syed

Treasurer: Mazhar Mufti

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson: Iqbal Khan

Women’s Committee Chairperson: Afshan Khan

Public Relations and media chairperson: Dewan Khan

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson: Syed Sameer Ahmed

Advisor: Arshad Saeed

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Mr. Javaid Hakim (2005-2007)

Executive Council  ( 20052006)

President: Javaid Hakim

Vice President: Javed Somra

General Secretary: Sabahat Sheikh

Joint Secretary: Mustafa Hamid

Treasurer: Salim Qureshi

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson: Dewan Khan

Community Centre Fund Raising Committee Chairperson: Iqbal A. Khan

Executive Council  ( 20062007)

President: Javaid Hakim

Vice President: Zafar Iqbal Butt

General Secretary: Syed Abdul Basit

Joint Secretary: Shahid Maqsood

Treasurer: Wajahat Mian

Women’s Committee Chairperson: Huddiya Yonus

Public Relations and media chairperson: Dewan Khan

Community Centre Fund Raising Committee Chairperson: Iqbal A. Khan

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Mr. Qamar Masood (1998-2005)

President: Qamar Masood

Vice President:

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed (1996-1998)

President: Tanveer Ahmed

Vice President:

General Secretary:

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Kamal Shah (1995-1996)

President: Kamal Shah

Vice President:

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

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Mr. Qamar Masood (1994-1995)

President: Qamar Masood

Vice President:

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Joint Secretary:

Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

 Mr. Tanveer Ahmed (1992-1994)

President: Tanveer Ahmed

Vice President:

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

 Dr. Aftab Syed (1991-1992)

President: Aftab Syed

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

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Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Sarkar Khan(1988-1991)

President: Sarkar Khan

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Haider Nawab (1986-1988)

President: Haider Nawab

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Treasurer:

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Nafees Ahmad  (1985-1986)

President: Nafees Ahmad

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Yawar Shahab Uddin  (1984-1985)

President: Yawar Shahab Uddin

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Sarwar Gilani (1982-1984)

President: Sarwar Gilani

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Abrar Hasan (1981-1982)

President: Abrar Hasan

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Abdul Majeed (late)(1980-1981)

President: Abdul Majeed (late)

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Sabih Khan  (1978-1980)

President: Dr.Sabih Khan

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Anwar Nasim (1977-1978)

President: Dr. Anwar Nasim

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Aftab Syed (1976 –  1977 )

President: Dr.Aftab Syed

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Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Sultan Akhtar (1975 –  1976 )

President: Sultan Akhtar

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Dr. Iqbal Siddiqui (late) (1974 –  1975 )

President: Dr. Iqbal Siddiqui (late)

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Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

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Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Mr. Sadiq Noor Alam Awan (1972 – 1974 )

President: Sadiq Noor Alam Awan

Vice President:

General Secretary:

Joint Secretary:

Treasurer:

Community Centre Fund Raisins Committee Chairperson:

Women’s Committee Chairperson:

Public Relations and media chairperson:

Youth and Education Committee Chairperson:

Message from  Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.

History Of Canada-Pakistan Association, Ottawa

Dear Pakistanis in CPA,

Assalamo-Alaikum.

I have read your message from the CPA with considerable interest asking for information on the previous executives. Perhaps, it could be of some interest to you as to how and when the Canada-Pakistan was created in the Ottawa region.

 As a student in Ottawa and particularly after the 1971 disintegration of Pakistan, I felt the need of urgent initiatives to envisage a community-based organization to make our presence known in the federal capital and to enhance our common interests for social- cultural aspirations in this region. There were hardly few hundred known people inc some students of Pakistani origin residing in Ottawa.

 However, in early 1972, I communicated to some fellow Pakistanis, and a weekend meeting was held at Caleton University- Loeb Bldg  ( probabaly April- May 1972) with approximately 12-15 participants. I chaired the gathering and it was unanimously decided to create a new association  called Canada-Pakistan  Asssociation.  Mr. Ashraf ( lecturer at Ottawa U) was chosen as the first President and I was chosen as the Secretary and one Mr Bhatti as treasurer as I recall. We made public announcements in the local news media and informed others interested inlcuding the Pakistan Embassy.

 There were hardly any resources to pursue any large scale cultural activities except one –  an Indepedence Day of Pakistan celebration in 1973 with refreshments and exhibition of a Pakistani feature movie- for the first time in Ottawa. In late 1973, we arranged a meeting at Ottawa U and invited fellow Pakistanis to hold the next elections. Approximately, 15 or so, people showed up and I recall transferring the written record to the next elected executive body. There was no money and nothing else. Whatever few of us did was entriely out of our individual initiatives and contributions for the good of fellow Pakistanis living in Ottawa.

 In my individual capacity, I used to produce a weekend local cable-Radio program “Awaz-e-Pakistan”, as my contribution to the Pakistani community.  The program continued on air for almost eight years until I moved out to the US to complete my graduate studies.

I hope that the above information could be of some interest and reference point to all of you.

 Best regards,

 Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.