Sada-e-Watan Sydney

Pakistan Association of Australia hosted Eid Milan Party at NSW Parliament House Sydney
(Coverage by; Syed Abbas Naqvi)

On Wednesday, 18 May 2022, The Pakistan Association of Australia (PAA) and Hon Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC organized an Eid Milan Party at the NSW Parliament House Sydney. The program started with the recitation of Holy Quran by

Maulana Nazeerul Hassan Thanvi

Imam Thanvi followed by Australia/ Pakistan National

Mehreen Javed

 anthem by Ms. Mehreen Javed.

Mr. Farhat Jaffri (President)

President of the Association, Mr. Farhat Jaffri welcomed the guests and greeted the audience. He also highlighted the current political chaos back in Pakistan and requested Pakistani diaspora to refrain from using abusive languages on social media when expressing political views. The President Pakistan Association of Australia Mr. Farhat Jaffri also requested larger Pakistani Community in Australia to respect Pakistani establishment and institutions while criticising political parties.

Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MP

The host of the event, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane who recently visited Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal as part of his Charity Wheelchairs For World shared his experience in Pakistan. He also highlighted his charity works in Pakistan and encouraged young people to participate in political process of Australia.

Hon. Julia Finn, MP

The Member of Granville Hon. Julia Finn also addressed the audience and greeted the Pakistani Australian community.

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Chief Guest of the evening His Excellency Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri greeted the Pakistani Community and expressed his gratitude NSW Parliamentarians making this event a success. PAA acknowledged and awarded young Hafiz-e-Quran (who memorizes entire Quran). Awards were given to Dr Yasmin Khan, Dr Aila Khan (Shaukat Khanum Foundation), Mr Mohammed Ashraf Pakistan Consulate General and Mr Sheryar Khan Deputy Consul were also present.

Media personalities, such as Syed Zafar Hussain Shah (Sada-e-Watan) Raja Taseer (Hum Watan) & Syed Abbas Naqvi (5 News) and other community leader were present.

Pakistan Association Australia is a volunteer, non-profit, social welfare and cultural organization of the expatriate Pakistanis, serving the community. PAA is oldest Association of Pakistani diaspora in Australia.

MC; Mr Hamid Saroha

General Secretary of the Association Mr Hamid Saroha was the MC for the evening; he highlighted and thanked the sponsors who arranged the awards and contribution of the Pakistani community towards larger community. He concluded speech by thanking all participants.

Syed Zafar Hussain receiving Special gift

Hanif Bismi and DCG Sheryar Khan

Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane and Insaf Khan

Mohsin Jaffri and Dr Khurram Kayani

Syed Zafar Hussain, Insaf Khan, CG Muhammad Ashraf and Hamid Saroha

Munir Mohammad, Hanif Bismi and Shafqat Ali

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Presenting Mithai to CG Ashraf

Farhat Jaffri, CG Ashraf and Hamid Saroha Presenting Sweets to Hon. Shaoquett

Khawaja Shoaib Presenting Pak Products to HC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Presenting "Shan Products" to Raja Taseer

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Presenting "Shan Products" to Munir Mohammad

Hon. Shaoquett Presenting "Shan Products" to Dr Aila Khan

Hon. Shaoquett Presenting "Shan Products" to Dr Yasmin Khan

CG Ashraf  Presenting Sweets to Maulana Nazeerul Hassan Thanvi

Latif Chaudhry, Parvez Khan, Syed Zafar Hussain and Insaf Khan

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