By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Syed Khalid Mahmood, a famous journalist and author, has been elected as President of Rotary Club of Karachi Darakhshan, a chapter of Rotary International, District 3271, covering Pakistans provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.
Alongwith other elected and nominated office-bearers of 13 zones, he was formally inducted as the clubs President for the Rotary year 2021-22 during the District Installation ceremony held at Hotel Pearl Continental in Karachi on July 3.
Dr Aftab Imam, a senior bureaucrat, has been installed as the District Governor for 2021-22 and he has pledged to revive Rotary by announcing his ambitious plans during an hour-long policy address on the occasion in which he shared his experiences at various levels.
One of the highlights of the Installation ceremony was the live speech by Shekhar Mehta, the incoming President of Rotary International, who urged the Rotarians of Pakistan to dream big and set bigger goals to bring about a visible change in their respective communities.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of Rotarians of District 3271, including Past District Governors Jahangir Moghul, Aziz Memon and Muhammad Faiz Kidwai.
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