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H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Insaf Khan

PAK-AUS Engineers Association hosted Welcome dinner for New High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
(Syed Zafar Hussain, Editor-in-Chief Sada-e-Watan Sydney)

The Pak-Aus Engineering Association (PAE) organised their second event of the year 2021 on 11 Dec at Lahore Dhera Event Hall, Sydney. The agenda was to meet and greet the New High

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

 Commissioner of Pakistan, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and reward the bright Engineering Professionals for their achievements in their profession and recognise the efforts from the Industry Partners who support the Organisation's vision.

Fuad Ahmed

The General Secretary of the Association Fuad Ahmed was given the responsibility of hosting the night.

Abdullah Qureshi

The event started with the Quran Recitation and the National Anthems. Abdullah Qureshi recited a few verses from the Quran and presented their translation

Mehreen Javed

and Mehreen Javed presented the National Anthems of Australia and Pakistan.

Mr. Insaf Khan

Following the Anthems was a segment by the President of PAE Association Mr. Insaf Khan where he welcomed the valued guests and the attendees. He emphasized on the need for local government to have policies that promote placements of Engineering professionals in the industry. The President Insaf Khan also requested senior Engineers to provide mentoring to the new and young engineers. He also asked the young engineers to be honest, sincere and hard work in the company they are being placed for internship or work experience.
Fuad Ahmed presented an overview of the organisation and introduced its Executive Committee members and their credentials.

Mr. Khalid Javed

The Vice President of the PAE Association Mr. Khalid Javed outlined the objectives and vision of the association. His speech highlighted the value that the overseas engineers bring to Australian Engineering Community.

Mr. Tahir Qureshi

The PAE Executive Committee Member Mr. Tahir Qureshi discussed the progress and achievements of the association since its inception in 2017. The segment covered the timeline events of the association and a video by the young Engineering professionals who got placements in the industry through the association network.

Hon. Paul Lynch, MP

The next session covered the speeches by the valued guests. The Member of Parliament NSW Mr. Paul Lynch discussed about the diversity of the Australian Community.


The Chief Guest, the High Commissioner of Pakistan Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri elaborated on the major initiatives that the Government of Pakistan is doing for the overseas Pakistani Community. Following his speech was an interaction segment where the event participants directed their questions to H.E. Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and the Counsel General of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Ashraf.

Dr. Mansoor Syed

Dr. Mansoor Syed of the PAE Association hosted the interaction segment.

The last segment of the night was the Awards segment where three categories were recognised i.e., Engineering Services, Industry Awards and Engineering Excellence. Ms. Julia Finn presented the Engineering Services awards to Mr. Khalid Karim, Mr. M Yaseen Khan, Mr. Rahman Khan, and Mr. Zia-ul-Haq. The Hon. Paul Lynch presented the Industry Awards to Axial Construction, PumpServ, Diamond-6 Construction, ARL Laboratory Services, Eastern Engineering, and SimpliSolar. The High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri presented the Engineering Excellence award to Mr Ashok Kumar, Mr Junaid Alam, and Mr Shameem Qureshi.

CG Muhammad Ashraf

The Engineering Awards ceremony concluded with the PAE President Mr Insaf Khan presented the recognition awards to Mr Paul Lynch, Ms Julia Finn, Mr Muhammad Ashraf, and Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and officially closed the night.

Lastly, Dinner was served which concluded with a networking session between the guests and the attendees.


Mrs Perven Khan welcoming Mrs Sabina Zahid Chaudhri

Mrs Perven Khan Welcoming Julia Finn MP Granville

H.E Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and President of PAE Insaf Khan

MD of Easter Engineering Services and Masscon Construction with his Spouse

Engineering Services award presented to Mohd. Yaseen

 Dr. Rahat Munir, Mr. Farhat Jaffri and CG Mr. Muhammad Ashraf

Syed Zafar Hussain, Khurram Shahzad and Munir Mohammad

 H.E Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Hon. Paul Lynch MP of Liverpool and other guests

Mr. Shamem Qureshi Receiving Engineering Excellence award

Engineering Excellence Award Presented to Ashoke Kumar for gold medal engineering

Engineering Industry award presented to Eastern Engineering Services Pty Ltd

Engineering Industry Award presented to Axial Construction

Engineering Industry Award presented to Pump Serve

Engineering services Award Presented to Col. Rtd Ziaul Haq

Engineering services Award presented to Dr. Khalid Karim

Engineering Services award presented to Rehman Khan

Engineering Industry Award Presented to Ejaz Rana of Diamond 6

Mr. Insaf khan Presenting award to High Commissioner of Pakistan for his support to Pak Community

PAE Executive Committee and HC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Presenting Award to Mr. Paul Lynch, MP

Insaf Khan, High Commissioner H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Mrs Sabina Zahid Chaudhri, Shafaq Jaffery, Syed Zafar Hussain and Khurram Shahzad

PAE Executive committee and HC presenting Award to Ms Julia Finn-MP for Granville for her support to PAE

PAE Executive committee with High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Consul General Muhammad Ashraf

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