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Mr. Chihiro ATSUMI

On the strong desire of the entire membership, the new Cabinet Executives of MAAP Executive Committee extended an invitation through President MAAP (Dr.Zabta k. Shinwari) to the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Chihiro ATSUMI to act as MAAP Patron-in-Chief. The Ambassador has very graciously accepted the position. Under his dynamic patronage, MAAP will work more energetically to promote continued ties between Pakistan and Japan.

New MAAP Executives for 2009-2011

Election for MAAP Executive Committee was held electronically from nomination, withdrawal, voting and final declaration of result in July 25th by the MAAP election committee consisting of Dr. Muslim Abbas Zaidi (Chairman) ,Dr. Shakil Jatoi & Dr. Mujahid Alam (Member) adopting criteria approved by the General Body. The result of election was announced on MAAP Yahoo egroup. The elected members of the MAAP Executive Committee are:



Dr. Zabta k. Shinwari


Dr. Nasir Mehmood Khan

Vice President

Dr Muhammad Munir Ahmad

General Secretary

Dr. Iftikhar Azim Niaz

Joint Secretary

Dr. Khalid Rashid

Finance Secertary

Dr. Saddar Uddin Siddiqui

Information Secretary

Farewell Dinner for Mr. Arata Mizukami

Mr. Arata Mizukami served as Third Secertary Embassy of Japan. During his stay in Pakistan, he developed a very close association with MAAP. He attended almosr all monthly meetings of MAAP and helped in coordinating various activities of MAAP. To acknowledge his services, MAAP hosted a farewell dinner in his honour and presented a MAAPP-Shield as token of appreciations. The dinner was attended by MAAP members, Mr. Yo Fukuzawa, Director, Press, Information and Culture Department Embassy of Japan in Pakistan and Dr Ghazala Ali (Coordinator for MAAP in culture section of Japanese Embassy). Families of MAAP members also attended the farewell dinner.

New member Join MAAP

Dr. Abida Farooqi was born in Rawalpindi. She had completed her masters from the Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad in Organic Chemistry in 1998. She then joined Geological survey of Pakistan and served for five years from 1998-2003. She then got Monbusho Scholarship in 2003 and went to Japan for Ph.D. She completed her PhD in March 2007. The title of the PhD dissertation was: 揟he nature and extent of arsenic and fluoride affected groundwater and soil from Punjab Pakistan; The role of geochemical factors on the mobility and probable resources of these pollutants in natural hydrological cycle. She had published several papers in international conferences and journals. Her first paper on As and F groundwater in Pakistan. Currently, she is serving at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi as an Assistant Professor.