Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

Iftar Reception hosted by Executive Director COMSATS

Iftar Reception hosted by Executive Director COMSATS

The Executive Director COMSATS, Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, hosted Iftar Reception, on March 26, 2024, in Islamabad. .


Pakistan’s Minister of State (IT & Telecommunication), H. E. Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Ambassadors/diplomats of various COMSATS member states and friendly countries attended the reception. Senior Government officials – both civil and military, Heads of international organizations, academic institutions, S&T organizations, public departments and private sector, got together to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The event had eminent presence of H.E. Dr. Reza Amiri Moghaddam, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran; H.E. Dr. Maen Khreasat, Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; H.E. Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan; H.E. Mr. Mohamed Karmoune, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco; H.E. Mr. Ahmad Rabei, Ambassador of the States of Palestine; H.E. Dr. Ramez Alraee, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic; H.E. Mr. Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan; H.E. Mr. Jemal Beker Abdula; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; H.E. Ms. Nyambura Kamau, High Commissioner of Kenya; H.E. Mr. Totuiaev Ulanbek Asankulovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan; H.E. Mr. Mohammad Azhar Mazlan, High Commissioner of Malaysia; and Dr. Shahid Rashid Butt, Honorary Consul General of Republic of Ghana.

President ECO Science Foundation (ECO-SF), Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi, along with his senior officials, President NDU, General Asif Ghafoor; Head of Welthunger Hilfe (WHH), Ms. Aisha Jamshed; Chairman Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan); Ambassador Farukh Amil, Senior officials of Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Commissioner and Commissioner Regional Tax Office (RTO), Islamabad; ex-Chairman Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), Capt. (R) Mr. Zahid Saeed; CEO NITB, Dr. Baber Majid Bhatti; CEO AGECO (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Aslam Azad; CEO EZShifa Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Adnan Siddiqui; CEO Ignite- National Technology Fund, Mr. Asim Shahryar; DIG Islamabad Police; Deputy Commissioner Islamabad; Project Director NIC, Mr. Parvez Abbasi; and other distinguished guests attended the august ceremony.

Congratulating the Guests on the auspicious month of Ramadan, he welcomed and thanked the guests for their participation in the reception being held in the Holy month of Ramadan and hoped for peace and harmony among nations across the globe. Ambassador Zakaria highlighted the importance of international cooperation in science and technology for providing tech-based solutions for various global challenges.

Spirit of Ramadan unity and exchange of fraternal sentiments were the essence of the event. Diplomats and senior officials availed the Opportunity to discuss with the IT Minister the matters of common interest pertaining to Science and Technology (S&T).

COMSATS recognizes its crucial role and placement in the global scientific cooperative landscape and continues to create necessary links and means for S&T collaboration among stakeholders in the South. The attending diplomats and dignitaries were appreciative of the organization’s pursuit of mission of S&T-led development in the South.