15 February 2024: President of NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M), convened with Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Kiani, Ctceans expert, Marine Biodiversity Consultant, and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Marine Science (IMS), University of Karachi.

14 February 2024: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M), President NIMA, along with Director NIMA Karachi Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI (M), called on Mr. Asim Siddique, Managing Director, Pakistan Intermodal Limited. During the meeting, topics of mutual interest were deliberated, and multiple avenues were brought to consideration for potential collaboration between Pakistan Intermodal Limited and the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA).

08 January 2024: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) called on Major General Asad Nawaz Khan, HI(M), Director General, Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) on 08 Jan 24. The DG was briefed about NIMA’s functioning and ongoing multifaceted research and advocacy initiatives including the conduct of NIMA’s international seminars i.e. PIMEC and IMS.

08 November 2023: DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed, participated in an enlightening Roundtable Conference titled ‘3rd Belt and Road Forum’ on November 8, 2023, in Lahore. During the conference, DG NIMA delivered an informative presentation on CPEC and related projects, emphasizing that BRI remains significant and is about planning and benefiting together.

02 November 2023: The National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) delegation led by DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed visited Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) at Uthal. The NIMA delegation was warmly welcomed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Dost Mohammad Baloch, Dean Faculty of Marine Sciences, Prof. Dr M Aslam Buzdar, and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shafi.

31 October 2023: DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed, Director NIMA, Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas, Deputy Director Commander Muhammad Akhtar along with NIMA researchers visited the Joint Maritime Information & Coordination Centre (JMICC) at Manora for familiarization and discussion on areas of mutual collaboration. The NIMA delegation was received by Commodore Asif Ali and other Staff Officers. Deputy Director gave a detailed presentation on the functions, objectives, and roles assigned to JMICC in Maritime Domain Awareness.

31 October 2023: DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed attended the 13th Annual Conference on “Port & Shipping, Logistics, and SCM” held at Movenpick hotel, Karachi. DG NIMA was invited as Guest of Honour on the occasion. During his talk, he briefed about NIMA’s role and functions as a Maritime think-tank and highlighted the importance of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). DG NIMA also shed light on reasons, due to which China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is facing delays and emphasised on increased collaboration and integration between states.

On Oct 21, DG NIMA joined HE Amb Mohammad Bello Abioye’s farewell dinner, where he expressed his gratitude for HE significant contributions to enhancing bilateral relations. DG NIMA specifically commended the establishment of the Immigration Section at the High Commission and the successful organization of the Pakistani-Nigeria Trade Expo 2021, among other diplomatic achievements.

Minhaj University Lahore organized a “Security of Gwadar Port and CPEC” seminar, facilitated by the Center of Research and Innovation in Maritime Affairs (CRIMA). During this visit, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed, the esteemed Director-General of the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) Islamabad, had the opportunity to explore various university departments. This educational tour gave him valuable insights into the institution’s academic and infrastructural strengths.

03 Oct 2023: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), DG NIMA paid a visit to the newly-appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf HI(M), TBt on 03 Oct 23. He wished the Admiral a smooth sailing as CNS and assured him that NIMA shall continue to promote maritime interests of Pakistan under his guidance and support.

30 Sep 2023: DG NIMA attended China’s National Day celebrations hosted by Senator Mushahis Hussain on Saturday, 30 Sep 23 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

28 Sep 2023: DG NIMA attended the Chinese National Day celebrations hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan on 28 Sep 23. In picture: H.E Nawaf Saeed Al-Malikey, Ambassador Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, H.E Nicholas Galey, Ambassador or France to Pakistan, CEO Daily Observer, Mr. Faisal Zahid Malik, and Mr. Saud Faisal Malik, CEO CPEC Daily Observer.

18 Sep 2023: NIMA delegation including Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), DG NIMA, Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas, Director NIMA (K), and Mr. Wajih Ur Rehman, Research Officer visited the Embassy of Pakistan in Korea at Seoul on 18 Sep 23. Col. Zafar Changez, Defence Attaché in South Korea welcomed the delegation and briefed about the ongoing developments between the two countries.

08 Sep 2023: DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) called on HE Dr M Faisal, High Commissioner at London. They discussed possible avenues of cooperation in the maritime domain. It included the role of IMO in the revival of the ship recycling industry in Pakistan by ratification of HKC; strengthening of IOTC related legislation, collaboration between NIMA and local think tanks, etc.

It was concluded that UK, having a rich maritime heritage, can offer a lot of opportunities to the Pakistan’s maritime sector. HC extended his full support to DG NIMA.

06 Sep 2023: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) attended Defense Day celebrations at UK High Commission in London on 06 Sept 23.

The Reception was attended approx 220 guests, which include Pak origin British Parliamentarians, Defence Attachés from over 50 countries, members of UK MoD, Veterans of Pak Armed Forces, Pakistani community and journalists.

On this occasion, rich tributes were paid to the Armed Forces and the people of Pak who rendered great sacrifices in Pakistan’s fight against external aggression.

23 June 2023: DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) made a presentation titled “TITAN – A Trail of Errors & Omissions” at the 20th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technologies (IBCAST-2023) on 23 Aug, organized by the Maritime Technologies Complex.

12 June 2023: DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed H I (M) called on Pakistan Ambassador to Sweden HE Zahoor Ahmed. Matters regarding Climate Change, Off shore windmills etc were discussed. The meeting lasted for 2 hours.

09 June 2023: NIMA Delegation visited Ocean Campus Day Seminar at Oslo. Leading world universities were presenting their experience on Education, Training, and capacity building.

09 June 2023: Director General NIMA Vice Admiral (retd)Ahmed Saeed HI (M) of along with NIMA delegation Mr Kamran Hasmhi and Dr. Nazia Sher met with delegation of Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Director Mattis Raustol (Section of South Asia and Afghanistan) and Henrik Harboe (Special representative, Department for Sustainable development). In meeting, DG brief about the challenges in fisheries management and gaps in our deep sea fisheries policy. Most of the stock are depleted and especially our lucrative yellow fish tuna species stock depletion. In this regard DG enlighten the role of Indian Ocean tuna commission role and Quota allocation in high seas. Norwegian Director and special represented from MOFA discussed about the climatic and ocean issues and status of ratified of Hong Kong convention and international agreement negotiations. DG also focused on the green ship recycling industry and establishment of IMO office in Karachi. Pakistan need supports from Norwegian government in capacity building and training in this regard.

08 June 2023: National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) delegation headed by Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M) attended Blue tales- nor Shipping conference at Oslo Norway.

08 June 2023: Director General NIMA Vice Admiral (retd)Ahmed Saeed HI (M) of along with NIMA delegation Mr Kamran Hasmhi and Dr. Nazia Sher met with the delegation of Fritjof Nansen Institute (FNI) Director Iver B.Neumann

Resume of dialogue – NIMA vs FNI: The Dir FNI, Dr. I, B Beumann, introduced his institute that, its core expertise in Maritime Issues. FNI was established as a leading institution in the field of maritime research. It conducts multi disciplinary studies on various maritime related issues, including marine biodiversity, sustainable fisheries, maritime security, and the governance of the Arctic region. FNI’s research contributes to making informed policy decisions at national and international level. FNI’s research focuses on promoting environmental sustainability in marine and coastal areas as well. It explores innovative approaches to sustainable development, marine spatial planning, and integrated ocean management. FNI do analyzes the environmental impacts of human activities and provides policy recommendations for mitigating these effects.

07 June 2023: DG Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M) along with Delegation of NIMA was called on Ambassador of Pakistan HE Ms. Saadia Altaf Qazi -Pakistan Embassy. Matters of mutual interests especially ship recycling discussed.

07 June 2023: The Nor Shipping opening ceremony was held in the majestic main hall of Oslo City Hall on Monday June 5. The ceremony was set the spotlight on Partnership, diversity and ocean opportunities and reveal the winners of the Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Awards and the Next Generation Ship Award. The prominent guest-list includes International and Norwegian government officials, delegates from the UN, ambassadors, CEO`s and key professionals from a wide range of ocean industries. Maritime Sector was supposed to be male dominated sector. Today, Nor shipping launches strategies at gender equitability strategies.

05 June 2023: NIMA delagation, Director General NIMA Vice Admiral Ahmad Saeed(HI) M,Kamran Hashmi and Dr Nazia Sher Meet with Ulf Sverdrup, Director of the Norwegian institute of international affairs (NUPI) and wrenn yennie lindgreen (Senior research fellow) at NUPI at Oslo, Norway

NIMA Islamabad (25 May 23): A four-member delegation of the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) led by Director General NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on 25 May 2023. Secretary MoFA. Dr. Asad Majeed welcomed NIMA team and appreciated the vibrant role of the institution on important maritime issues. A productive series of discussions on various maritime avenues took place with specific focus on geo-strategic imperatives in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and integration of blue economy endeavours into the National Economy. #MoFA #NIMA National Institute of Maritime Affairs – NIMA

05 May 2023: DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M) called on Norwegian Ambassador H E Per Albert Ilsaas.

01 Dec 2022: Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy at Islamabad, H.E, Mr. Per Albert Ilsaas along with Ms. Hellen (Deputy Secretary) called on DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) at NIMA HQ, Islamabad. At the onset, DG explained the role of NIMA in maritime policy research. Thereafter, while discussing maritime related issues, H.E the ambassador specifically focused on the issues being faced by the Ship Breaking & Recycling (SBRI) Industry from the EU perspective. He emphasized that Pakistan must consider signing of Hong Kong Convention (HKC) to reap the benefits for SBRI i.e., get increased number of ships from EU. He also discussed the prospects of installing sea-based windmill energy along Pakistani coast. Meeting concluded on a note, need for enhancing bilateral interactions to crystalize way forward.

29 Nov 2022: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs-NIMA called on Secretary National Security Division (NSD), Engr. Aamir Hasan in his office. Issues of National Security, Maritime Economy, and possible avenues of cooperation between NIMA and NSD came under discussion. At the end, souvenirs were exchanged.

03 Nov 2022: President IRS, Islamabad hosted a farewell luncheon in the honour of outgoing DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M) along with his newly appointed successor Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M) and other senior officials of NIMA.

01 Nov 2022: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) handed over the Command of NIMA to Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M)

6 July 2022: Rear Admiral Foad Amin Baig HI(M), DG PMSA called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA at NIMA Head Office, Islamabad.

11 May 2022: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA, and Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz, President IRS on the occasion of MoU signing ceremony.

11 April 2022: DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (R) Abdul Aleem HI (M) presenting souvenir to Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, HI(M)(R), President CGSS during his visit to NIMA.

01 March 2022: Secretary MoMA, Mr. Mian Asad Hayaud Din called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA at NIMA Head Office, Islamabad.

2 December 2021: Cdre (Retd) Naghman Chaudhry called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA at NIMA Head office, Islamabad.

22 November 2021: Staff Major General (Sea) Abdullah Bin Hassan Al-Sulaiti, Commander Qatar Emiri Naval forces called on DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) at NIMA Head Office, Islamabad.

29 September 2021: Director General NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) called on COMPAK Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf HI(M)

29 September 2021: Director General NIMA Vice Admiral

(Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) and Mohammad Rajpar Chairman Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) on the occasion of

MoU signing ceremony

27 September 2021: COMKAR Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed

Bilgarmi HI(M) and DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) exchanged souvenirs during the meeting at HQ COMKAR

29 September 2021: Director General NIMA , Vice Admiral (R) Abdul Aleem HI(M) called on Director General PMSA Rear Admiral Shuaib Khatak HI(M)

10 Aug 2021: Lt.General(R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi called on Director General NIMA, Vice Admiral (R) Abdul Aleem HI (M) at NIMA (HO), Islamabad.

01 July 2021: DG NIMA interaction with President Council of Economic & Energy Journalists, Raja Kamran and other journalists of print and electronic media.

04 May 2021: Director General NIMA , Vice Admiral (R) Abdul Aleem HI(M) called on Chairman Pakistan Council of Research in water Resources (PCRWR) Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

04 March 2021: Deputy Defence Attache, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Senior Colonel Ji Xinqi and Senior Colonel Tan Maixin called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M), DG NIMA

24 Feb 2021: Captain (Retd) Asad Ehsan Latifi PN, Manager Marines Affairs , BYCO Petroleum Pakistan Limited called on

Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M),

DG NIMA

29 Jan 2021: Mr. Mohammad A. Rajpar, Chairman Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) called on Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs, Vice Admiral (Retd)

Abdul Aleem HI(M)

28 Feb 2020: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs called on

Executive Director Special Projects and Planning PNSC

Khurrum Mirza

24 January 2020: Vice Admiral (R) Abdul Aleem HI(M), DG NIMA along with Director NIMA (I), Commodore (Retd) Baber Bilal SI(M) and a team of researchers visited Center for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad.

14 Jan 2020: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs called on Secretary Ministry of Maritime Affairs Mr Rizwan Ahmed

14 Jan 2021: Minister of Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi Visited National Institute of Maritime Affairs

13 Feb 2020: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M)

Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs called on President COPAIR Ms. Amina Malik

03 Jan 2020: Dr. Rizwana Abbasi, Associate Professor,

Department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages NUML) called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) Director General National Institute of

Maritime Affairs

26 Nov 2019: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA called on Rear Admiral Zaka ur rehman HI(M), the Director General PMSA at PMSA Headquarters.

26 Nov 2019: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI (M), DG NIMA called on Rear Admiral Ather Saleem HI(M), MD Karachi Shipyard & Engineering.


13 June 2019: DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M), called on President and Gulf Studies CPGS Senator Sehar Kamran and discussed Various matters of

mutual cooperation and collaboration between CPGS and NIMA


30 June 2019: DG NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) called on DG Institute of Policy Studies

10 Jan 2020: Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs called on Major General Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery HI(M), (Retd)- President Center for Global & Strategic Studies

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