Pakistan Day Award @ Dubai

12 prominent community members feted on Pakistan Day for services

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Mar 29, 2015

DUBAI: The Pakistan Association Dubai in a ceremony to celebrate the country’s 75th Pakistan Day awarded 12 UAE-based prominent Pakistanis to recognise their services in their respective fields.
The award ceremony was held at the association premises on the evening of March 27. Asif Ali Durrani, Pakistan Ambassador in UAE, was the chief guest while Javed Jalil Khattak, Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates; Dr Ziaul Hassan, President of PAD; Zahid Tirmizi, Vice President of PAD; Dr Faisal Ikram, General Secretary and other office- bearers of the association as well as members of the Pakistan community from all over the UAE also attended the event.
Addressing the gathering, Durrani pointed that the country is on the right path of prosperity as the policies being adopted by the present government are  bearing fruit. “There are problems but such issues only strengthen any nation as the resilience in our nation showed on various occasions in the past assuring that a bright future is ahead. Each community member should strive hard to spread the country’s soft image in their respective fields as you are the active ambassador of Pakistan in the UAE,” he said.
He asked the gathering to support their community in every possible way and also lauded the services of the winners of Pakistan Day Award for achieving prominence in a multi-cultural society and at the same time for highlighting a soft image of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Day Award winners from different fields include Saher Shaikh (welfare), Ashfaq Ahmad (print media), Jamil Khan (print media), Zamurd Khan (electronic media), Qurutul Ain (honesty), Zahoorul Islam Jawaid (literature), Aisha Memon (education), Muhammad Hamed Farooqi (professional), Rafiq Ahmad (professional), Abdul Ghaffar Aboobaker Fancy (professional), Sajjad Haider (professional) and Alia Javed (professional).
Dr Ziaul Hassan, President of PAD, in his speech spoke about the completion of a multipurpose hall of Pakistan Auditorium, which will soon be inaugurated for community members to organise their events and whose adjacent facilities aim to benefit the community.
The youngest award recipient was the four-year-old Qurutul Ain, student of Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School, Sharjah who found an envelope full of Dhs13,000 on a road in Sharjah and returned it to the owner, an Arab student who lost his school fee.
Later, Asif Durrani, Javed Jalil Khattak, and office- bearers of PAD cut a huge cake in front of the new hall and toured the facility to review.
Students from the Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School, Ajman presented a couple of tableaux and national songs and received huge admiration.
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~ by jamilkhan on April 2, 2015.

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