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   Board of Trustees

Roshni Homes Trust is the vision of a few, but without the generous contributions of time and effort made by the board of trustees, it would only remain a distant dream. The office holders and members of Roshni Homes Trust make the dream of a better future for the unfortunate a reality, no doubt without the support and hard work of the Founder Trustees the dream of Roshni Homes Trust could not have been possible.

Muhammad Anwar Dar

Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and a visionary leader. His father, Mr. Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, was a businessman. Mr. Anwar Dar saw the tides of his family fortune change at the age of 17 and thus had to leave his education incomplete. He left his education in 1973 to take up a trivial job. However, these hardships instead of dampening his spirit served as an impetus to further strengthen his resolve to grow and excel in his life.

In 1986, he started his own poultry business. Today, Mr. Anwar Dar is a prominent personality of Gujranwala. He is a visionary leader, a renowned philanthropist and a prominent businessman. He is the Chairman of a progressive business conglomerate, The Credence Group. The Group has a diversified portfolio and operates in the areas of financial services, stock trading, education, poultry feed & medicine and real estate.

Having suffered from the agony of leaving his education incomplete, Mr. Dar established GIFT University Gujranwala in 2002. GIFT University was the first private sector University to be established between Lahore and Islamabad. The University offers merit and need based scholarships to ensure that aspiring students are not deprived of education. Mr. Dar also established Roshni Homes Trust, an unconventional place of shelter for the orphaned children.

Founding SM Education Foundation is yet another step by the Credence Group in the field of education. Board of Trustees has bestowed upon Mr. Dar the responsibility of the President of SM Education Foundation. SM Education Foundation also offers need-based scholarships to the talented students who cannot continue their studies due to limitation of monetary resources.

Muhammad Farooq Dar
Vice President

Muhammad Farooq Dar is the Vice Chairman of the Credence Group. A seasoned businessman and philanthropist, who also brings nearly two decades of experience in banking and financial sector. Being a vibrant and a visionary leader, he has always played a vital role in the expansion and innovative initiatives of the Credence Group. Having a diversified portfolio he looks after financial services, trading, education, telecom, real estate businesses and charity. He is among the Board of Governors of GIFT University, Director of Satellite Town-Jhelum, Darson Securities (Pvt.) Ltd, Founder Trustee and Vice Chairman of Roshni Homes Trust and Vice President of SM Education Foundation.

While his contributions to the corporate world as well as his important work in philanthropy have earned him reputation, respect and affection from all across Pakistan, he lives true to his personal mandate in life – to be the very best human being that one can possibly be.

Khwaja Zahid Pervaiz
Secretary General

Mr. Khawaja Zahid Parwaiz is a seasoned educationist. He was the founding Rector of GIFT University, Gujranwala, former Professor at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He is a graduate from Forman Christian College and has Masters Degree in Political Science from Government College , Lahore and L.L.B. from Punjab University Law College, Lahore. Mr. Khawaja Zahid is former Director and C.E.O of Cure Pharmacy(Pvt.) Ltd. He is an ex-member of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Gujranwala and a trustee of Roshni Homes Trust. He has also contributed various articles on education and national issue in newspaper and journals.

Hafeez ur Rehman

Mr. Hafeez ur Rehman is amongst the founders of Dollar East Exchange. He is an experienced banker and has 20 years experiences in National Bank of Pakistan in various capacities. Due to his banking career and background, he also has keen interest in currency exchange business and he is the man who has played an active role in the money exchange sector. With a rich experience in hand, his contribution in the development of this organization is remarkable. He is energetic and it is through his qualities that Dollar East stands in Pakistan as one of the progressive exchange companies.

An insightful businessman, he is one of the known persons of the foreign exchange business. Apart from his role in the exchange market, he shares his contribution in his institution Roshni Homes that he sponsors for the welfare of orphan children. He is also amongst the Board of Governors of GIFT University, Gujranwala.

Mehfooz ur Rehman

Mr. Mehfooz ur Rehman represents the rich background in the fields of banking and finance, with over twenty years experience of foreign exchange. His contribution to Dollar East has developed the company into a growing organization across its business region within short span of time .

A high profiled businessman in money market, he has rendered inestimable contribution in development of foreign exchange industry. He is among the Board of Governors of an educational institution, GIFT University, Gujranwala. He is also the trustee of a charity organization, Roshni Homes. Like most of his contemporaries, he too has excelled in philanthropic services.

Rubina Mehmood
Secretary Finance

Robina Baig, with over twenty five years of experience in accounts and finance. She is permanently working as Director Accounts and Finance Dollar East. She has been involved in planning, budgeting and forecasting activities, to help the organization achieve its goals with effectiveness and efficiency. She is member Board of Trustee of Roshni Homes Trust and is serving Roshni Homes Trust as director Accounts and Finance as volunteer.

Ehsan-ul-Haq Abbassi

Mr. Ihsan ul Haq Abbasi is one of the founders of Dollar East Exchange Company. His forefathers have been involved in the business of fabrics, poultry and real estate in Kharian and Islamabad. He initially joined his family business. He has extensive experience of real estate business and is fully conversant with real estate development and investment.

Mr. Abbasi is serving as a Director in the company since its inception in 1991. He is a successful businessman, a self made man who has grown to the top during the last 30 years by virtue of his vision, dynamism, and organization skills. He has extensive experience in financial planning. His vigor and expertise has played an important role in the growth and development of Dollar East Exchange. Mr. Abbasi has been in strategic and operational control since the inception of the company. He takes day-to-day responsibility and remains closely involved in all the projects within the company.

He has served on the boards of several community and charitable organizations. His strong sense of community involvement manifests itself through welfare projects particularly as the current treasurer of Roshni Homes Trust. He is also the Member of Board of Governors of GIFT University, Gujranwala.

He has diversified business interests. His wide range of experience in operating a variety of business ventures brings to the Board an entrepreneurial and financial perspective. He has expertise in many areas including management, planning and corporate & business advisory services.

Syed Imtiaz ul Hassan Gillani

Mr. Imtiaz Gillani has a strong background in the financial services industry. He is a successful businessman who has risen to the top during the last 30 years by his vision, sheer dynamism, and superb organization skills. He acquired an interest in Dollar East Exchange in 1994, which today is considered to be a leading exchange company in the country. Dollar East has achieved tremendous success because of the sincerity, hardwork & devotion of its founder directors. In the development process, the role of Imtiaz Gillani has been very note worthy.

Mr. Gillani proves himself to be an effective leader with situational leadership skills. He is a man of great vision. He believes that effective decision-making and excellent communication skills have helped him build his organization into a group. He has proved beyond doubt that he is a man of great vision and strength. As such, his responsibility towards the group at large is enormous. He has earned great repute and respect for his various contributions in the society.

He has also been actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Roshni Homes Trust. He always encourages his fellow businessmen to sponsor and promote their respective contributions for philanthropy.

Mr. Imtiaz has extensive experience having served on various company boards including as a member of the board of Governors of GIFT University, Gujranwala. He is also the Chief Executive of East Men Associate (Construction) Faisalabad. He has major business concerns in Faisalabad Zone. In Dollar East Exchange, he focuses on the trading side of the company. He foresees a very bright future of exchange companies. He thinks that honesty, morality, commitment and fair dealing are the key factors in exchange business.

Syed Irfan ul Hassan Gillani

Mr. Irfan Gillani is the Director of Dollar East Exchange Company. He joined his family business in 1989 after completing his Masters in Economics. He is one of the founder directors of Dollar East and remained actively involved in the establishment of the Company. He is technically competent and conversant in the day-to-day management and operations of an exchange company.

Mr. Irfan Gillani brings to the company considerable marketing and general management experience. He mainly focuses on management and trading departments of this company. Mr. Irfan believes in participating and assisting in the local community. He has been instrumental in various social welfare initiatives taken by the Dollar East. He is a trustee of Roshni Homes Trust and serves on the Board of GIFT University. He believes that this is an excellent way of returning to the community.

Dr. Qaiser Shehryar Durrani

Dr. QaiserShehryarDurrani is a scholar and educationalist in the field of Computer Science. He has years of diverse experience in academia, software industry and consultancy

Dr. Durraniholds degrees of Doctor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors (George Washington University, Washington D.C.), M.Sc. in Information Management (George Washington University, Washington D.C.) and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (UET, Lahore). He is currently a member of different academic bodies and selection boards of various universities in Pakistan.

Previously, Dr. Durrani has been a Professor, Head of Department and Director at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST), Dean at PICS, and Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He has also lectured at various national and international universities as a visiting faculty member. These include Kinnaird College, LUMS, Punjab University, Strayer College Arlington Virginia, USA, and George Washington University, USA. He provided his services as a consultant for TriSoft (Pvt.) Limited, CresSoft, Soft Research, Shaukat Khanum Trust Hospitaland Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C. He worked as a Software Engineer at SAH Institute of Electronics and as System Architect at CresSoft. He also held different teaching, research and development positions at George Washington University as Technical Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Fellow, and a Software Contractor.

Dr. Durranihas published his work at various journals and conferences and has also presented them in different countries of the world. His general area of research has been Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering. He has worked as PrincipalInvestigator on a number of funded projects from 2007 to 2012. The projects were funded by FAST-NU, IT Industry, ICT R&D fund, and Aitchison College.

Dr. Qaiser S. Durrani joined GIFT University as Professor and Dean School of Computer Science. He was elevated to the post of Rector, GIFT University, with effect from January 2013.

Dr. Fakhar Lodhi

Head of department Computer Science and Gift University, and brain child behind Baya Solution (Software House). He has a Doctorate in Computer Science from USA.

Adnan Khan

Adnan Khan is Chief Operating Officer of Naubahar Pepsi, Gujranwala and is a celebrated leader and distinguished entrepreneur

Sheikh Muhammad Aslam

Muhammad Aslam Sheikh is a renowned businessman of Gujranwala. His business domain covers Textile, hospitality, furniture and services. In addition to his business activities he is also Trustee, Member Board of Governess ,Quaid –e- Azam School, Gujranwala, Member BOG, Gift University, member BOT Jinnah hospital Gujranwala and Member BOT Roshni Homes Trust . He also served as Vice President Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Director & Chairman HR Committee, PIDC, member BOG Citizen police Advisory Council, Punjab Arts Council , TEVTA , Wireless welfare & Rachna College of Engineering & Technology.

His thirty years of experience has been instrumental and influential in playing a vital role in development and improvement of commerce & trade.

Abbas Mujahid

Group CEO of Adsell with versatile experience in advertising, trade marketing, designing and technical know how. His dynamism and energy inspires this cause.

Dr. Shahida Qazi

Dr. Shahida Qazi is a dentist by profession and also teaching in a University. She has a large social network and support different organizations in social welfare.

Muhammad Iqbal (FCA)

Director Operations,
Dollar East Exchange Company

Prof. Dr. Samia Kalsoom

Trustee, Roshni Homes Trust
Ex-principal Govt College Of Home Economics For Women

Ms. Arifa Qazi

Trustee, Roshni Homes Trust
Creative Head, Activemedia Pakistan

Dr. Tariq Cheema

Advisor, Roshni Homes Trust
Country Represntative, Alight (Formerly American Refugee Committee), Pakistan & USA
CEO, World Congress Of Muslim Philanthropists (USA)

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