12 July, 2019

PPBSA Star Night, Excellency Baber Amin – High Commissioner to Australia from Pakistan attended as Chief Guest.

Syed Zafar Hussain received Lifetime achievement Award and Standing ovation from all!
All photos Courtesy www.humwatan.com.au.

Government of Pakistan has taken a great initiative to market Pakistan as a new Emerging tourist Destination where you destine to meet progressive, positive and courteous people. Pakistanis overseas are playing a very pivotal role in promoting this image worldwide. To acknowledge great contributions of those who brought lots of respect and honour for Pakistani community here and back home, PPBSA (Overseas Pakistani Professionals and Business Entrepreneur Syndicate Australia) through its President Dr. Khurram Kayani organised a Pakistani Shining Stars Night at a Thai at Waterfront restaurant in Bela Vista on Friday, the 12th July, 2019.

Excellency Baber Amin High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia graced the event as the Chief Guest of the night. Pakistani Stars Night was attended by leading Pakistani personalities and guests from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Brigadier Muhammad Asim Khan – Defence Advisor and Attaché, Abdul Majid Yousafani – Consul General, Bushra Salam – Consul Pakistan in Sydney, Abbas Rana – President Pakistan Association of Australia, Insaaf Ali Khan – President Pakistan Engineering Association Australia, Raja Taseer – CEO Humwatan Media Group, Syed Javed Hussain, Ejaz Khan, Raja Aslam, Akhtar Ali, Shoab Khan, , Mohammad Munir – CEO Sydney Forex, Mohammad Asif – CEO Sanghat, Ahmed Ali, Dr. Matloob Khushi, Ali Murtaza – President Hydri Welfare Association Sydney, Maqsood Nagi of Humwatan Radio, Fahad Siddiqi, Yousuf Ishtiaque, Dr Sohail Memon Dr Aqeel Kazmi Muzzammil Qureshi, Yogesh Sharma, Jabbir Hussain Turi, Ali Chohan, Faisal Shamsi MD PB Harrision, Bilal Nabi, Mrs Professor Rahat Munir, Aurangzeb Baig – Media, Zafar Khan, Naveed Ali, Sunail Hussain, Erun Sunail, Zaheer Alvi, Parveen Jhang, Haji Shabbir Ahmed, Saad Malik, Fuad and Mehr un Nisa Ahmed, Shafqat Ali – Young Innovators,  Maryam Popal Zahid, Atif Fahim – Shahid Afridi Foundation, Farhat Jaffri, Hamid Saroha, Sash Lal, Tariq Mirza, Javed Nazar, Rana Javed Imran and others.

Mrs Qatlat Nabi and Mrs. Mehr un Nisa Fuad two professional advisors of PPBSA welcomed and presented bouquets to Excellency Babar Amin and Consul General Abdul Majid Yousafani on their arrival to the venue. Shafqat Ali played the role of MC of the event.

Dr. Khurram Kayani thanked Excellency and mentioned that Ex High Commissioner Naela Chohan did a great service to the Pakistani community in Australia and people will never forget her and our best prayers are for her all future endeavours. Ex Consul General Abdul Aziz Uqaili, a peoples’ person helped Pak community like never before. He further added that we never forget those who support us and remembering previous High Commissioner and Consul General was to reiterate the same fact.

Now, Excellency Baber Amin has gone a step further and started visiting cities in Australia and meeting people and solving their problems. First time Conference of Consulate Generals was held in Canberra, meeting VCs of Universities, Political parties’ members, etc., and many other great initiates already started by him. He is a man who talk less and act more and we are extremely thankful for extending a great support to us tonight. Also thanked Abdul Majid Yousfani – Consul General for very proactively taking part in enhancing trade between Australia and Pakistan. Bushra Salam – Consul also ensured that all Pakistani professionals will get best service at all times.

PPBSA shared the process of nomination and election of awards with attendees and how they kept the process purely on merit and transparent.

Then awards for most outstanding Pakistani professionals were announced and accorded by his excellency as follows:

  1. Most Outstanding Professional 2019 – Faisal Shamsi
  2. Most Outstanding Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – Munir Muhammad
  3. Most Outstanding Academic Performance 2019 – Dr. Matloob Khushi
  4. Most Outstanding Social Contribution to Australian Society 2019 – Shafaq Jafri
  5. Most Outstanding Media Reach Award 2019 – Raja Taseer
  6. Life time achievement Award for Social Contribution to Australia 2019 – Abbas Rana
  7. Life time Achievement for outstanding Media Service 2019 – Syed Zafar Hussain
  8. Pak Community Services Appreciation Award – Excellency Baber Amin

The audience not only clapped and appreciated all award recipients but also gave a standing ovation to Syed Zafar Hussain and Excellency Baber Amin.

Muhammad Munir CEO Sydney Forex announced four tickets to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan concert against questions those were won by Mrs. Professor Rahat Munir and Mrs. Shoab Khan. Free Dinner vouchers for couples were sponsored by Lahori Dhaba Punchbowl, Ali Dine Inn Lakemba, Himalaya Granville and Tandoori Hutt Enmore. All guests were presented with free gift hampers from Frashco Foods, Oasis, Sydney Forex, Rabitah Magazine, and others.

At the Dr. Khurram Kayani thanked all those who wholeheartedly supported and promoted the event like Raja Taseer CEO of Humwatan Media Group, Zafar Hussain of Sada e Watan Sydney, Muhammad Hanif of Sanghat, Jabbir Hussain Turi of News Point, Muhammad Chief Editor Rabitah Magazine, Sunail Khan and Erum Sunail of BOL Radio, Maqsood Nagi of Humwatan Radio, Raja Aslam Sb, Auranzeb Baig and others. That lead to a scrumptious Thai dinner.

 

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