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Communication through E-mail and getting information through Internet and Worldwide Web is fast becoming part of daily lives of millions of people all over the world including peoples of Pakistan. Soon it will become an easily available service in Kingdom.

To familiarize our members with the concept and use of this service NEDFO & PBPF have jointly organized a seminar. This seminar was conducted by Mr. Khalid Shehaby of Saudi Aramco an expert on this subject.

The seminar took place on May 7 at 7 PM,  An important feature of this Seminar was that first time the Seminar is being sponsored by an outside organization Al-Waseet, courtesy of our Social Secretary Mr. Saeed A. Khan.


Since long time a section NEDFO members was asking to have some literary activity such as Mushaira. It gave us great pleasure when we came to know that there is no shortage of good poets in Khobar- Dammam area. Social Secretary of NEDFO was assigned the task to contact the poets and persuade them to give us the opportunity to enjoy their poetry.

Mr. Jawaid Inam General Secretary of the Forum graciously offered his home as venue of the Mushaira. It was  an entertaining evening and more such functions will be arranged in future.



A seminar on selection and sizing of centrifugal pumps, was conducted, thanks to Mr. Owais Abbas Technical Secretary of NEDFO who worked hard to organize it. This seminar was held on  May 27 1997 and was very beneficial for engineers working in consulting, contracting offices and petrochemical industries.

The seminar was sponsored and conducted by Al-Aswad Trading and Contracting Co. a leading organization dealing in rotating equipment.

NEDFO appreciates and thanks NEDian Mr. Islam Musheer Khan General Manager Al-Aswad Trading and Contracting Co. for his cooperation in making this event possible. 



NEDFO celebrated Eid at the GAS camp on Jubail beach. This was a truly family function which was very well organized by NEDFO Social Secretary Mr. Saeed A. Khan and his team.

A large number of NEDians and their families participated in this joyful event. It was a day long function but there was not a single dull moment. A senior NEDians travelled from Riyadh with his family to participate in this function and was very delighted with the atmosphere and to be a part of this well organized function.

Eid celebrations started in the morning and colorful caps and balloons were distributed among all children. An important part of this program was the distribution of Eid Gift to children upto 12 years of age. This important task was accomplished by Mrs. Safia Saeed Khan, Mrs. Asia Khalid and Mrs. Seema Naseeruddin, with the help of Miss Samira and Miss Sarah. After distribution of gifts guests were invited to enjoy the delicious Bar-B-Q and lunch.

Later in the day everyone took part in interesting and well organized games which included Question of the Day, Guess the Weight, Musical Chair for ladies and children, Tug of War etc. Lucky draw was also organized separately for ladies and gents. Prizes were distributed to all winners.

At the end Mr. Hussain Haider (President) and Mr. Saeed A. Khan (Social Secretary) briefly addressed the participants and thanked Engr. Mohammad Asif, Engr. Farrukh Kabir Engr. Asif Kamal, Engr. Mohammad Khalid, Engr. Naseeruddin and specially Engr. Masoud A. Khan (Publication Secretary ) for arranging the beach Camp of his Company. Last but not the least we specially thank Miss Samira and Miss Sarah children of Mr. Saeed A. Khan who spent long hours in beautifully wrapping a large number of gifts purchased for this occasions.

Everyone missed Mr. Jawaid Inam who worked very hard to make this occasion successful but due to death of his mother-in-law he could not participate.
The Eid millan party ended at 5 PM in the evening.



Election for the 1996-1998 term took place at a very high profile. Election Commission extended the nomination date twice to accommodate some very active and interested Forum members, but in the end only one nomination paper was filed against each position. The unopposed election of the office bearers while showed the trust and confidence of the members of the Forum, it also put heavy responsibility on the newly elects to come up to their expectations. The new office bearers have taken this challenge very seriously and within the short time of three months organized three successful functions, Oath Taking Ceremony, Technical Seminar and Eid Millan Party. Besides this there are a number of events and programs planned for the year 1997 and 1998 which include:

  • Finalization of scholarship scheme

  • Conducting series of tech. Seminars.

  • Printing of formal directory

  • Printing calendar of events and

  • Many more items.


The Office bearers elected in 1996 election are :-

  • S. Hussain Haider

  • Jawaid Inam
    General Secretary

  • Saeed A. Khan
    Social Secretary

  • Owais Abbas
    Technical Secretary

  • Asad Asghar
    NED Liaison Secretary

  • Kanwar Asfi