26 March 24: a 6-member delegation of Pak Navy led by Cdre K M Asif SI(M), COMNOR called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President NIMA. Mis Sana Fatima, an RA of NIMA, delivered a comprehensive briefing. In the end, areas of common interests were discussed prior to the presentation of souvenirs.

11 Mar 24: Mr. Faisal Raza Khan, a very renowned anchor person of PTV World, called on President NIMA. He was briefed about the working of Maritime Think Tank. The dignitary appreciated the level of research being conducted and assured to support NIMA’s Misson & Objectives being a national cause. In the end, pleasantries were exchanged.

04 Mar 2024: Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Sea Power Centre delegation led by Rear Admiral Dato Pahlawan Abd Halim Bin Hj Shaari, Cdr Naval Edu and Trg, along with Def Advisor of Malaysia, Col Noraripin Bin Othman visited NIMA on 04- 05 March 24. Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President NIMA, extended a warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries.

27 Feb 2024: FAO’s Senior Policy Specialist Dr. Kanwar M. Javed Iqbal called on President NIMA Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M).

22 Jan 2024: Mr. Asad Rafi Chandana Former Secy MoMA, currently working as Executive Director Pakistan Intermodel Limited (PIL) visited NIMA Karachi. Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI(M), Director NIMA (K) gave a comprehensive overview of NIMA’s role, vision/mission, and it’s functioning.

15 Jan 2024: Vice Adm (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President NIMA called on Syed Syedain Raza Zaidi Chairman KPT. Both dignitaries exchanged views on matters of mutual interest. It was agreed that NIMA and KPT will continue their cooperation for the uplift of the Maritime sector of Pakistan.

15 Jan 2024: Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) called on Rear Admiral Salman Ilyas HI(M) Managing Director Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works ltd (KS&EW). During the meeting various issues of mutual interest were discussed.

A 9-member delegation led by Major General Asad Nawaz Khan HI(M) DG Defence Export Promotion Board (DEPO), called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), President NIMA on 11 Jan 2024.

03 Jan 2024, Collaborative meeting held at Nima Karachi. Officials of GLLSP, NIMA, FAO, representatives of fishermen cooperatives Attended the meeting. The agenda of meeting was to discuss the possible collaboration for the fisheries policy, and uplift of fisherman communities.

Brig. (Retd) Tariq Qadir Lakhiar of Sindh Emergency Rescue Service along with Mr. Sabir Ahmed, MD National Police Foundation called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), Director General, National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) on 04 December 2023.

Major General Shahid Mahmood HI(M) DG RV&FC called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), Director General, National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) on 28 November 2023. He was given a brief overview of NIMA’s work and areas of expertise.

Karachi (03 November 2023): DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI (M), along with Director NIMA (K) Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI (M), had a meeting with Mr. Syed Daim Ali Shah, president of Pakistan Aquaculture Association (PAA). During the meeting policy constraints for adaptation & promotion of aquaculture were discussed.

Karachi (30 October 2023): DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed along with Director NIMA, Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas, visited the Pakistan Shipping Agents Association (PSSA) office. Chairman PSSA Mr. M. A Rajpar welcomed the team and had a rigorous discussion for the better development of the shipping sector in Pakistan.

Karachi (30 October 2023): DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), along with Director NIMA, Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas SI(M) visited Bahira Foundation (BF) head office where they met MD Bahria Foundation Vice Admiral Imran Ahmad HI(M). During the meeting, both dignitaries held an in-depth discussion on the existing state of the Maritime sector of Pakistan and the need for collaboration between Maritime entities for its development.

Karachi (30 October 2023): DG NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed, along with Director NIMA (K) Cdre (Retd) Ali Abbas, had a meeting with Technical Director WWF-P, Mr. Moazzam Khan, to discuss the opportunities and Challenges faced by the Aquaculture Sector in Pakistan. In today’s meeting, both parties shared ideas for advancing Shrimp Farming and suggested to implement “One-Window Operation” to curtail the issues related to improper documentation and licensing of fishing boats in Pakistan.

Islamabad (24 October 2023): H.E. Mohamad Bello Abioye, Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), Director General, National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) on 24 October 2023. H.E. was given a brief overview of NIMA’s working and expertise. Discussions were held on areas of mutual interest and cooperation for the promotion of blue economy and effective maritime governance. In the end, the Ambassador assured NIMA for a fruitful collaboration with Nigerian think tanks and government institutions.

Islamabad (17 August 2023): Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Per Albert Ilsaas called on Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), Director General, National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) on 17 August 2023. Discussions were held on areas of mutual interest and cooperation for sustainable maritime economy, including the status of Pakistan’s accession to the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) to promote green ship recycling practices in the country. This visit reaffirmed the joint pledge towards fostering socially & environmentally responsible and best maritime practices.


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