1996

1996

Professor Syed Arshad Husain served as the president of the society for several years followed by various psychiatrists serving as presidents the group of Pakistani psychiatrists under various names, including Dr. Ghulam Qadir, Dr. Zahid Imran, Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Dr. Zafar Ahsan, Dr. Faiq Hameedi, Dr. Azfar Malik, and Dr. Mujeeb Shad, most recently.  Dr. Ghulam Qadir ran this group for several years and in Miami meeting 1996 expressed his desire to retire and asked for a volunteer, when Dr. Zahid Imran was proposed by Dr. Zafar Ahsan to be the next president. Dr. Zahid Imran also found a psychiatry merit group for Association of Pakistani Physicians in North America (APPNA), which had a membership of about 150 psychiatrists. Annual meetings for Pakistani psychiatrists in North America and those visiting from Pakistan continued primarily arranged by Dr. Zahid Imran with support from Dr. Zafar Ahsan, Joseph Emmanuel, Shakeel Ahmed, Faiq Hameedi and Mujeeb Shad. During this time, Facebook pages for Pakistani Psychiatrist Association were created by Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Dr. Iqbal Jangda, and later by Dr. Shakeel Ahmed (treasurer in 2018 & 2019).