CPACT (Canada Pakistan Affiliated Chamber of Trade) Toronto Chapter was formally launched on April 21st, 2018 at Woodbine Banquet Hall TORONTO in the presence of City Councilor, Deputy Council General of Pakistan in Toronto, and Some Permanent Local Political figures.
The function to celebrate the Inaugural session of CPACT Toronto was attended by a diverse crowd including the business fraternity, professionals and dignitaries, host of the event Co-Chair Nasir Malik (Founder / Chairman of PSC - Pak Services Community) Hayee Bokhari (Founder CPACT) and Ms. Sadia Sajid (Founder SAWAC).
While speaking at the event, Mississauga councilor Mr. Ron Starr addressed and appreciated the gathering of CPACT Ontario. He was happy to see the women involvement in CPACT. Him being an entrepreneur as well, he expressed great confidence in the organization and the team leading it.
CPACT Founder Mr. Hayee Bokhari presented the vision and overview of CPACT Canada Pakistan Affiliated Chamber of Trade. He gave a quick overview of the recent events of CPACT opening in Quebec, and Pakistan. He appreciated the ongoing support from Canadian and Pakistani Government Officials to CPACT helping it achieve its objectives.
Deputy Council General of Pakistani Consulate General Toronto Mr. Wajid Hassan Hashmi appreciated the Commerce and Trade aspect of the organization. He also advised the gathering to utilize this platform to bring both countries together at all levels. He offered the support of the Consulate General to develop further links between Canadian and Pakistani Businesspersons.
CPACT Chairman Mr. Zaheer khan’s message was relayed to the gathering by Vice President Development Ms. Sadia Sajid , reiterating that in order to make CPACT a trusted voice and main point of contact, we seek commitment from all business domains and regions. CPACT is formed to fill the VOID of a business and professional consortium, in particular to assist the young generation who will become the pioneers of the future and to fully develop the potential of Canadians of Pakistani Origin (CPO).
CPACT Co-Chair Col. Nasir Hussain Malik highlighted the outlook and goals of CPACT Ontario. He provided the salient of general working By-Laws of CPACT. These By-Laws are to be followed in true letter and spirit throughout the Globe. He assured his commitment to maintain CPACT as a Business Association and will not let it degenerate into a Social Forum.
CPACT President Mr. Rashid Jabbar welcomed guests and emphasized the need of such a platform for Businesspersons to promote their business in Canada and around the globe. He also highlighted the improvements needed in the import and export industries between Canada and Pakistan and relayed his thoughts and ideas related to the association, delivering the basic orientation and mission behind CPACT.
Board of Directors, Advisors of CPACT and Honorable Guests were awarded with mementos by City Councilor Mr. Ron Starr and CPACT Founder Mr. Hayee Bokhari.
CPACT Secretary Mr. Mansha Rashid said while winding up the inauguration session “The experience of all of us combined together can be beneficial if we put it on this platform. We can accrue the best of results by becoming one voice and stay united.” He highlighted the need of being straightforward and dynamic at the same time. He thanked all the members and honorable guests while winding up the inauguration of CPACT Ontario.
Following the ceremony there was lunch for the participants, which allowed the founding members to interact and discuss ideas of interest. Meanwhile musical performances were taking place which added flavor to the even by enjoying Mr. Tanvir Badr,s melodious voice.
Electronic and Print Media was present for the coverage of the inauguration session of CPACT Ontario. Television channel Toronto TV 360 conducted the interview of prominent figures.