Sheikh Abdul Waheed has been elected Chairman Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA) for the year 2020-21. Chief Election Commissioner of PVMA announced this at the Annual General Meeting of the association held at a local hotel.
According to the results, Sheikh Abdul Waheed has been elected as Chairman, Raza Ibrahim has been elected as Senior Vice Chairman and Rafiullah was elected as Vice Chairman of PVMA.
The members of the newly-elected executive committee include Tariqullah Sufi, Abid Ali Malik, Sheikh Atif Rasheed, Fayaz Zafar, Ahmad Ghulam Hussain, Sheikh Kashif Razzaque, Umar Rehan, Sheikh Khalid Islam and Haji Muhammad Akhtar.
The members of PVMA congratulated Sheikh Abdul Waheed and hoped he will utilize his abilities to resolve the problems being faced by the industry.
Incoming Chairman PVMA Sheikh Abdul Waheed thanked the members of the executive committee for reposing confidence in him and promised to try his best to resolve the issues being faced by the industry.
Sheikh said that country is producing around 4.5 million tonnes of ghee and cooking oil per annum worth almost Rs900 billion. This is one of the top five taxpaying sectors which deserves full attention of authorities.
He said that this sector is importing raw material worth four billion dollars which must be reduced by promoting local cultivation of oilseed for which we will fully cooperate with the government.
He also suggested steps to improve industrial environment, optimize processes, improve productivity, promote exports and save resources.
Sheikh Abdul Waheed has served as Chairman PVMA for three times and has also remained Vice President of FPCCI during 2019.