1. The name of the firm is “Institute of Planners Pakistan” hereinafter called “The Institute”.


2. The registered office of the Institute shall be situated in the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.


3. The aims and objectives of the Institute shall be as follows:
  1. To establish a forum for the planners to meet and participate in expressing and exchanging their views relating to planning matters of public and private interests.
  2. To promote and ensure the enforcement of professional planning standards and practices to regulate and streamline the process of physical growth and development in the urban and rural areas.
  3. To liaise, cooperate, and collaborate with all public and private agencies engaged in physical development processes and activities and render such advice, as may be necessary, in the interest of environmental improvements and infrastructure efficiency.
  4. To undertake research and hold seminars, conferences, and exhibitions to inculcate interest and disseminate information to the professional planners, political leaders, administrators and the general public in matters pertaining to physical planning issues and problems.
  5. To publish magazines, pamphlets, newsletters comprising information relating to planning activities and other related development fields.
  6. To safeguard and promote the interest of the professional planners in particular and the profession in general.
  7. To develop a professional Code of Conduct for the planners and ensure its enforcement to control and check the unethical professional practices.
  8. To establish and maintain close coordination with all the related professional institutions, bodies, and agencies both in Pakistan and abroad and which are engaged, directly or indirectly, in the physical planning and development related activities in the public and private sectors.
  • To do all lawful things and adopt all such measures as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the Aims and Objectives as described above.

    4. The Headquarters of the Institute shall be in Lahore. Also, Chapter Offices, one in each Province of Pakistan, shall be established either in the Provincial Capital or any other city of the Province concerned as decided by the Executive Council.


    5. The liability of the Members is limited. Every member of the Institute undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Institute, in the event of the same being wound up during the time that he is a Member or even one year afterwards, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Institute contracted before the time at which he ceases to be a Member, and of the costs, charges, and expenses of winding up the same, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves, such amount as may be required, not exceeding five hundred rupees.


    6. The income and property of the Institute, whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objectives of the Institute as set forth in this Memorandum of Association; and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by way of dividend, bonus, or otherwise howsoever, by way of profit to Members of the Institute. Provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable and proper remuneration to any officers or servants of the Institute, or to any Member of the Institute, in return for any services rendered to the Institute, nor prevent the payment of interest or money borrowed from any Member of the Institute, or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let by any Member (not being a Member of the Executive Council) who may be a candidate or exhibitor at any examination, congress or exhibition held or promoted by the Institute, or to the cost of holding or promoting which the Institute may have subscribed, from receiving as such exhibitor any prize, medal or other recognition which may under the regulations affecting such examination, congress, or exhibition be awarded to him. Provided further that no Member, for the time being, of the Executive Council of the Institute shall be appointed to any salaried office of the Institute or to any office of the Institute paid by fees, and that no remuneration or other benefit in money or money's worth shall be given by the Institute to any such member except repayment of out-of-pocket expenses and interest on money lent or reasonable and proper rent of premises demised or let to the Institute.


    7. If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Institute there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debits and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Institute, but if and so far as effect can be given to the next provision, shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions having objectives similar the objectives of the Institute, and which shall prohibit thedistribution of its or their income and property among its or their Members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Institute under or by virtue of Clause 6 hereof, such institution or institutions to be determined by the Members of the Institute at or before the time of dissolution, or in default thereof by such Judge of the High Court of Justice as may have or acquire jurisdiction in the matter, and if and so far as effect cannot be given to the foregoing provision, then to some charitable objective.


    8. True accounts shall be kept of the sums of money received and expended by the Institute and the matter in respect of which such receipt and expenditure take place, and of the property, credits and liabilities of the Institute; and, subject to any reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of inspection of the same that may be imposed in accordance with the Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Institute for the time being, shall be opened to the inspection of the members. Once at least in every year, the accounts of the Institute shall be examined, and correctness of the balance sheet ascertained, by one or more properly qualified auditor or auditors.
    9. We, the several persons, whose names are subscribed, are desirous of being formed into an Institute in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association:

    1 Plnr. Muhammad Aslam Mughal President
    2 Plnr. Dr. Ghulam Abbas Anjum Senior Vice President
    3 Plnr. Shabbir Ahmad Butt Vice President-I
    4 Plnr. Naeem Akhtar Vice President-II
    5 Plnr. Nadeem Khurshid Secretary General
    6 Plnr. Dr. Obaidullah Nadeem Mian Joint Secretary
    7 Plnr. Ume Laila Naqvi Secretary Finance
    8 Plnr. Dr. Shabih-ul-Hassan Zaidi Member
    9 Plnr. Muhammad Fahim Ch. Member
    10 Plnr. Tariq Rauf Ahmad Member
    11 Plnr. Shaker Mahmood Mayo Member
    12 Plnr. Mubasshar Hussain Member
    13 Plnr. Salman Sabir Member
    14 Mr. Sarwar Sandu Member (Ex-officio)
    15 Plnr. Sajid Khan Member
    16 Plnr. Waheed Ahmad Butt Member
    17 Plnr. Muzammal Ishtiaq Member



    1. In these Articles, unless there shall be something repugnant in the subject or context: “The Institute” means the Institute of Planners Pakistan. “The Executive Council” means the duly constituted body of Members which is the supreme governing body of the Institute. “Bye-Laws” means the Bye-Laws and Regulations scheduled as Part II of these Articles or such other Bye-Laws and Regulations as shall for the time being in force. “Member of the Institute” means any person who has been admitted to membership of the Institute, whether a Fellow, Associate, or Honorary Member, all of whom may hereafter be referred to as “Corporate Members”. The Institute may also have attached to it the students, pursuing their studies in town planning, urban planning, and regional planning, as Student Members who shall not be entitled to the privileges of Corporate Membership. “Town Planner” means an individual registered with the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) as Town Planner. “Physical Planning” means any activity undertaken relating to the improvement of a site, a local area, a town, a District, a Division, or a Region defined in their physical geographical context.

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