IEEE Lahore Section previously known as Pakistan Section was formed as a full-fledged Section in 1964. There are two society chapters, namely, Communication Society, and Computer Society. A joint chapter of Control Systems Society has also been formed last year. There are 11 active student branches in this section besides GOLD and WIE groups. Work is being done to establish new branches and reactivate old branches.
The Annual General Meeting of Lahore Section for the year 2011 was held on December 20, 2011 at the Government College University, Lahore. Dr. Tanveer Haq, Vice President Wi-Tribe was the Chief Guest.
In the year 2011 effort continued for advancement of eligible Members to Senior Member and Fellow grades.
The section membership was five hundred eleven (511) as on Dec 20, 2011, very close to the last year’s total of 520.
The Lahore Section was represented in Region 10 Committee Meeting by Chair Dr. Shafay Shamail.
During the year 2011, five (5) administrative meetings were held apart from many technical activities.
This year students from Lahore Section participated in the R10 Student Congress held in Auckland. The IEEE Lahore Section acknowledges the generous support from NetSol, Lumen Soft, and Mentor Graphics for the travel of the student volunteers to this prestigious event of the R10.
The year 2010 saw devastating floods affecting a large number of population. The IEEE Foundation established “Pakistan Flood Relief Fund” in which over US$ 100,000 were collected worldwide. In 2011, Proposals were sought from organizations to participate in the activities to support the flood-hit areas. Due to the leading role of Mr. Aamir Jelani from Islamabad Section, the award is under way. The following three organizations were finally selected for the award after a rigorous selection process.