Southern Asia Chair, Mr. Sam Perera

Visit to Pakistan – Lahore, Hassan Abdal, Topi Swabi & Islamabad

Tuesday, 15th January 2013

Meet @ Head Office, Millat Group of Companies

Mr. Sam Perera visited Millat Group of Companies, Head Office and met Mr. Sikandar M Khan, Group Chairman and Vice Chair of IMechE Pakistan Group, Mr. S M Irfan Aqeel, Chief Executive, Millat Tractors Limited and Mr. Salman Khalid, Hon Treasurer IMechE Pakistan Group.

Visit to University of Engineering and Technology Lahore

Mr. Sikandar M Khan, Mr. Sam Perera and Mr. Salman Khalid went on to visit University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and met with Vice Chancellor   Lt. Gen (R) M. Akram Khan and Dr. M. Faiz Hussain Shah, Dean Mechanical Engineering.

After introductions, discussion was held related to IMechE and the benefits of formation of IMechE Student Chapter at the university.

Visit to Millat Tractor Limited: Factory

Senior Management of Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) welcomed Mr. Sam Perera that includes Mr. Farogh Iqbal, G.M (Engg & SCM), Mr. Mansoor Abbasi, DGM Production and Mr. Azhar Noor, DGM Marketing.

The MTL management informed in detail the company’s product including the most popular tractor model MF-240 in the country, the other products being the variety of tractor models, generating sets, prime moves, fork lift trucks, range of agricultural equipments and spare parts.

Concluding the visit, Mr. Sam Perera and Salman Khalid leaves for Islamabad.

Wednesday, 16th January 2013

Visit to KSB Pumps

The first activity on this day was a short visit to KSB pumps factory. Southern Asia Chair met with Mr. Syed Tariq Ali, Director Production and the other senior engineers.

Visit to Ghulam Ishag Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) 

The second activity on this day was to visit Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology (GIKI) where Mr. Sam Perera met with Dr. Abid, Dean Mechanical Engineering, who is also the Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Rector Mr. Jehangir Bashar, who is the Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Hassan N Ansari, Honorary Secretary, IMechE Pakistan Group during his earlier conversation with Dr. Abid regarding the formation of IMechE Student Chapter at GIKI, on which Dr. Abid showed his keen interest and kindly consented for the formation of the student chapter.

Dr. Abid also informed that he will encourage other academic staff members to join IMechE and support the student chapter. Pakistan Group will soon be giving the presentation and helping GIKI on forming of the IMechE Student Chapter.

Mr. Sam Perera also met young faculty members of GIKI and students, and provided them useful information and benefits about IMechE.

Visit to School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

The last activity of the day was to visit the SMME, NUST where the first student chapter of IMechE was formed.

Sam Perera met senior faculty members including Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Principal and Dean, Engr. Muhammad Sohail SI (M), Vice Principal, Mr. Nabeel Younis, Lecturer and Advisor IMechE NUST Student Chapter, Dr. Yasar Ayaz, HoD, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Sam Perera also met Mr. Jibraan Khalid, former President of IMechE NUST Student chapter and Mr. Junaid Rai, current President of IMechE NUST Student Chapter.

Mr. Junaid provided an overview and presentation about the activities of the student chapter in 2012 and their current planned activities in 2013.

The staffs were keen to know about the course accreditation process, procedure and criteria. Sam Perera shared his experience with the staff members and the students.

Dr. Yasar briefed about the chapter's intention to hold an international conference in January, 2014 and presented a plan. Sam Perera advised Dr. Yasar to submit the detail along with the finances to Pakistan Group which after consultation may be forwarded to him for consideration in regional meeting.

Sam Perera appreciated students and the faculty members about the chapter activities.

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