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Mission Statement

The aim of PBF is to promote, support and provide advisory services for Pakistani professionals and business undertakings in the fields of commerce, trade, investment and employment; and to encourage remittances to Pakistan.



History

PBF Existed before Kuwait invasion (990) as Association of Pakistani Professionals and Businessmen. It was re-establishment in 2001 by then the Pakistani Ambassador HE Mr. Shafkat Saeed who handpicked Pakistanis from business community in Kuwait. In May 2002, PBF came into existence.

Past Presidents:

Mr. Ubed Arain, Mr. Masood Akbar, Mr. Younis Illahie, Mr. Sohail Butt,
Mr. Shahid M. Mohammed and Mr. Nadeem Shafi



Accomplishments
  • Report to HE with recommendations on improving remittances
  • Established contacts between Ministry of Defense, Kuwait and Pakistan Ordinance Factory for exports
  • Seminar arranged at Mesilla Beach Hotel for the delegation of Export Promotion Bureau
  • Letter of appreciation received from EPB
  • Kuwait TV coverage of PBF projecting a positive image of Pakistan and Pakistanis in Kuwait
  • Visit of Technology Minister (Atta-ur-Rahman) and gathering of Kuwait IT businesses at Meridian. Professionalism of PBF appreciated by the Minister
  • Organized visit of Chairmen of Central Board of Revenue and Privatization Commission
  • National Day supplement ads funded by PBF
  • PBF Website launched (www.pbfkuwait.org)
  • Donations for earthquake relief
  • PBF Magazine “Invitation” launched



Focus Areas
  • Promotion of Pakistani exports
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Manpower Promotion and Remittances
  • Information gathering
  • Oil and Gas
  • Banking and Investment companies
  • Information Technology/Professional Services
  • Public Relations



Ongoing Objectives
  • Improving the image of Pakistanis in Kuwait
  • Providing a forum for professionals to discuss business issues
  • Providing networking and employment opportunities
  • Liaison between visiting delegations and senior executives in Kuwait
  • Providing local intelligence and regulatory information



Specific Objectives
  • Presentation on selected topics to increase knowledge and awareness of PBF members
  • Continue Advertising and PR in local press to improve image of Pakistani community
  • Plans for organizing seminars on investment opportunities in Pakistan
  • Help organize a Pakistani goods & services exhibition in conjunction with other organizations and Embassy



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