(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Eminent businessman Kalim Farooqui has been elected as the Senior Vice President of the English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP). He was previously serving as Vice President. He is also presently the Chairman of the Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF).
The ESUP, headed by Aziz Memon, happens to be an educational initiative and plays an important role in fostering cultural links between people of different nationalities. An independent and non-political body, it has been operating proactively, with the support of many distinguished public figures, for the past few years.
The mission of the ESUP is to promote international understanding and human achievement through the English language. Corporate members support the ESU’s activities through sponsorship of individual awards and events. These aims are achieved through scholarships, awards, debating and public speaking competitions that encourage speaking skills and a variety of educational programmes for young people from all over the world.
In his acceptance speech, Kalim Farooqui stated that he would endeavour to establish links with educational institutions in all four Provinces with the objective to develop English speaking and writing skills and motivate students to become world class debaters. He also pledged to work closely with USA and UK diplomats to promote the English language, especially in economically marginalized sections of society.
The National Executive Council of the ESUP also co-opted Prof Dr Farhan Essa, Sunayna Ismail and Afshan Lalani as Members of NCEC. The ESUP President, Aziz Memon, warmly welcomed them and hoped that they would use their capabilities and experience to achieve the objectives of the organization.