About us

Our Forum

The Diplomatic Forum for Socio-Economic Foundation is registered organization under law of Government of Pakistan under societies act having Registration No. KAR No. 036 of 2015-16, and Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Paten Design Trade Mark, Copyright under law of Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO Pakistan)
Diplomatic Forum is an independent, non-political and non-profit body. The main objective of the Forum is to help in building a softer image of the country by highlighting the investments being done in the country the foreign and local investors.  
This Forum is backed by prominent businessmen and former diplomats of the country with the objective to give awareness to the people of Pakistan of the role of diplomats and foreign investors in social & economic development of Pakistan.  
The Diplomatic Forum, as a bridge and liaison, will continue to play a key role in fulfilling the natural resources and trade needs of mutual interest, not in matters of mutual interest.  
The Diplomatic Forum, as a Think Tank, is playing a positive role in shaping the importance of the private sector and the role of the government in Pakistan’s independent and sovereign foreign policy. We urgently need to not only embark on a beautiful, engaging and meaningful dialogue with the United Nations, but also fulfill our responsibilities as a country and nation in building and developing human life by building strong friendships.

Our Vision And Missions

The Vision of the Forum is to bring the name of Pakistan at the peak of world trade, be it import or export and to build an image of the country for the world to recognize as an investment goldmine. Keeping this as it is, the mission of the Forum is to realize this vision and to use all resources available bringing a change for future generations to come.


  • To promote the soft image of Pakistan by enhancing and strengthening relations with foreign diplomats, business and social development entities
  • To provide a platform to discuss, through seminars and conferences, pressing national and international issues pertaining to economic and social development
  • To develop ties and provide networking opportunities between local business communities with foreign diplomats and business groups
  • To invite foreign delegations for exploratory visits to discover investment opportunities in Pakistan
  • To organize foreign exploratory visits for Pakistani business groups to discover opportunities in other countries
  • To organize Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award / Conference, The role of diplomats & foreign investors in the socio-economic development of Pakistan
  • To organized Pakistan Development & Investment Conference / Award, about development of Pakistan.
  • To organize Women Entrepreneur’s Expo, promoting women empowerment
  • To help promote the women entrepreneurship in Pakistan
  • To initiate programs and projects of economic and social development
  • To establish B2B and P2P contacts among the business groups of respective foreign countries.
  • To initiate Excellence Awards in the field of foreign relations, business and social development
  • To conduct research for foreign diplomats on economic and social issues
  • To produce documentaries on business and social issues
  • To coordinate and collaborate with print and electronic media on important national and international issues
  • To publish awareness raising material on business, economic and social issues
  • To establish Education for youth development program Guide and connect the local youth for technical & skilled education
  • We involve government, NGOs and private sector and provide them a platform to discuss environmental issues and their solution
  • Diplomatic Forum Promotes Govt. of Pakistan’s CPEC Vision & Mission
  • To Establish Economic & Social Development of Pakistan, Infrastructure, Human Resources, Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Oil, Gas, Energy, Mining, Safe & Healthy Citizen, Education for Youth Development, Environment & Standards
  • Safe & Healthy Citizen Life, The project aims to arrange medical & health solutions for the citizen of Pakistan
  • A series of seminars, conferences and dialogues about the human and social development of the county


Our Team

Muhammad Asif Haroon

Founder & President

Diplomatic Forum for Socio-Economic Foundation

Commercial consul

Consulate General of the Republic of the Gambia (Hon)

Chief Executive, Diplomatic Call International Consultancy

Chief Executive, Pinnacle Traders

Rear Admiral Tanveer Ahmed


Diplomatic Forum for Socio-Economic Foundation

Prof. Dr. Shahida Wizarat

Chairperson Advisory Board, Diplomatic Forum

Dean CESD Institute of Business Management

HOD Economics, Director Research,

Chief Editor, Pakistan Business Review

Institute of Business Management

Syed Tahir Husain

Consul General

Consulate General The Republic of The Gambia (Hon)

Senator Nisar Memon

Former President

Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI)

Seth Usman Kolia


Essa Corporation

Former Director General

Board of Investment (BOI)

Brig. Mr. Tariq Khalil (Rtd)

Political / Defence and Strategic Analysis

Brig. Akhtar Janjua (Rtd)

Political / Defence and Strategic Analysis

Col. Asad Iqbal Chowan (Retd)

Political / Defence and Strategic Analysis

Prof. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat

Center for Policy and Area Studies

Department Professor and HoD

Institute of Business Management

Engr. M.A. Jabbar

Hon. Consul General

Consulate General of the Ukraine in Karachi 

Ibrahim Kasumbi

CEO, Umair Petrochemicals (Pvt) Ltd

Former Senior Vice President

Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI)

Uzma Gul


Jammu Kashmir Solidarity Movement

Pak Kashmir Women Alliance

General Hameed Gul Foundation

Mr. Tariq Hassan

Former Chairman

Export Processing Zone Authority of Pakistan

Former City Naib Nazim Karachi

Anwer Malik

Advisor, Consulate General of the State of Qatar in Karachi

Muhammad Hanif Khan

Vice President

Muhammad Zakir

Secretary General

Sadiq Ali

Joint Secretary

Muhammad Shakir

Finance Secretary

Mubeen Durrani


Arsalan Abdul Latif


Barrister Gul Nawaz Khan (United Kingdom)

Arif Anis Malik (United Kingdom)

Nasir Kazmi (Europe)

Koehl Petra (Germany)

Luzia Maria Scherrer (Switzerland)

Safdar Ghafoor (Australia)

Anis Ur Rehman (Mauritius)

Mohammad Raza Koreshi (Canada)  

Tariq Shadab

Chairman, Diplomatic Forum

Secretary General, Asian Union Forum

Engr. Muhammad Waseem Yaseen


Asian Union Forum (AUF)

Dr. Munawwar Hussain


Asian Union Forum

Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui


Afeef Group of Industries


Karachi Business Forum & Think Tank

Former President

Korangi Association of Trade & Industry

Hanif Khan Khurram

Chief Executive

Perfect Express International Courier

Syed Safeer Ul Hassan


Solo Group Pakistan

Zuhair Naseer

Managing Director

Badar Expo Solutions

Babar Abbasi

Chief Executive

Hussain Marketing Network

Rehan Siddiqui

Chairman, Punjab Region (Lahore)

Diplomatic Forum

Muhammad Riaz Iqbal


New Standard Engineering

Saif ur Rehman Wazir

Chief Executive Officer

Wazir’s Logistics

Zeeshan Rajput Bhatti

Founder Director

Innovative Group

Mr. Muhammad Asad Fecto

Chief Executive 

Facto Group of Companies

Haji Masood Parekh


Memon Khidmat Forum

Mr. Ahmed Bux


Muzammil Group of Companies

Mr. Muhammad Arif

Advisor to BOD

WallStreet Exchange Company (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Akhtar Yunus

Chief Executive 

Anis Apparel 

Rizwan Khanzada

Chief Executive

Karachi Leather & Marble

Barrister Khawaja Naveed Ahmed

Barrister Jehangir Ishtiaq

Advocate Pir Darwesh Khan Kheshgi

Advocate Arif Abdul Sattar

Jahanzeb Khan

Comptroller, Governor House Karachi

Mir Javed Iqbal

Advisor, K.M.C.

Muhammad Danish

Director, Horizon Event

Ibrar Hussain Malik

Deputy Director, KMC


Zaheer Muhammad Siddiqui

Abdul Qadir Bullo

Muhammad Danish

Syed Muhammad Aslam Shah

Mirza Munawar Imdad

Muhammad Kamran

Zeeshan Zahid

Ahmed Ali Khan

Yousuf Khalil

Tauqeer Ahmed Khan

Muneer Ahmed


Administration & PR Committee

Zareen Zahid


Foreign Liaison Committee

Syed Ahmed Haroon


Alishah Aziz Gulzar


Foreign Liaison Committee

Syed Muhammad Rizwan

Head of Trade Project Strategic & Planning 

Arshad Hussain

Public Relation Officer

Maaz Mukaddam


Rana Nasir 

Javed Iqbal



Muhammad Ahmed Faheem

Graphic Designer

Bitashware Technologies

IT Company