IMPAR Global Council set up to tap expertise of diaspora

New Delhi: Indian Muslims for Progress and Reforms (IMPAR) on Tuesday constituted its 17-member IMPAR Global Council (ICG) which aims to connect NRI Muslims and mobilise their expertise for various programs and initiatives for the good of the country and the community.

”I hope IGC evolves into a powerful platform over a period of time to connect Indian Muslims global diaspora,” IMPAR president Dr. MJ Khan said here while releasing the list of ICG members.

He said more members will be nominated later on.

Formed about six months ago with about 200 prominent people of the community, the mission of IMPAR, according to its website, is, ”To act as a think tank, watchdog, research and data center, advocacy and communication group, national-level coordination, and dialogue body on social and economic issues, policies and perception management about Indian Muslims.”

It also lists its aim as ”creating better understanding and opinions among the people and communities by meaningfully engaging with key stakeholders – Government, media, other think tanks, and social, business and political organizations. And also, to work on promoting education and awareness, national ethos and shared culture, rational thinking and scientific temperament, reforms, and positivity in the community toward maximizing social and economic access and opportunities.”

Following are the members of the newly constituted IMPAR Global Council:
1. Mr. Zuneid Yousuf, Chairman, MBI Group, Zambia
2. Dr Arshi Zaveri, CEO and Senior Advisor, Royal Family Office, UAE
3. Mr. Abbas Raza Alvi, President, Indian Crescent Society, Australia
4. Mr. Riaz Naqvi, Chairman, Advisory Board, Cupertino, California
5. Mr. Khalid Khan, Business Advisor, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6. Mr. Juned Qazi, Chairman, Youth Coalition of India, USA
7. Mr. Irfan Mohammad Khan, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KPIC), Kuwait
8. Dr. Dilshad Ahmad, President, Indian Forum for Education, Riyadh, KSA
9. Mr. Bobby Naqvi, Editor, Gulf News, Dubai
10. Ms. Anjum Nayab, Lead Systems Engineer, USA
11. Dr. Khursheed Alam, Chairman & CEO, Academy of Advanced Studies & Training International, London
12. Dr. Irfan Khan, Professor, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
13. Mr. Mohammad Haseeb, Oman Global Logistics Company (ASYAD), Sultanate of Oman, Muscat
14. Mr. Irshad Hussain, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Doha
15. Dr. M. Faheem, Head of Indian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand
16 Prof. Mohammad Israr, Professor, Sur University College, Sur, Sultanate of Oman
17. Dr. Shabihul Hassan, Chairman, Dr. Hassan’s Hospital & Diagnostic Centre, Abuja, Nigeria



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