I welcome you to the first issue of CP newsletter published
only for our community in KSA. You are the
best judge to comment on how did we perform. We know that it will
take us some time to produce the best newsletter around. Our
goal is to have a newsletter that has not only news that are
important for our community but a newsletter that unites our
community and spreads the message "Together
WE can make a difference!". Are we up to your
expectations as usual or do we need to improve?
Your comments / suggestions are welcome and you can always
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On behalf of CP team please accept our heartiest greetings for
Eid. May Allah accept our prayers and keep us united <Ameen>
Contributions from Central region can be sent directly to
myself. For Western region,
Amirkhan@ContactPakistan.com is your regional editor. We
are still in search for a regional editor from Eastern region.
Haji Saeed Akhter
(T.Awan, Dec. 2001) Haji Saeed Akhter the teacher of Urdu
Language in Pakistan International School Riyadh died due to
heart attack ‘May Allah bless his soul’ and laid for rest in
Al-Azizia graveyard. Over 20 long years, he had been teaching
in PISR. Teachers and CP have offered condolence on his sudden
Office assistant injures in traffic accident
(T.Awan, Dec. 2001) Office assistant of Pakistan International
School Mr. Mohammad Idres Moughal has unfortunately lost his
daughter in a major road accident while traveling with his
family to Shaqra. He and his wife sustained serious injuries.
Staff of PISR and CP community offers condolence for his
daughter and pray for his health.
Arshad and Cheena are blessed with their second son Momin
Arshad who was born on 2nd December '01 in Jeddah. His brother
and sister are very happy to have the newborn.
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Jeddah, December 11, 2001. An Eid Milan function is being held
in the Hall of the Embassy of Pakistan Riyadh on the occasion
of Eid-ul-Fitr (Ist of Shawwal, 1422AH) from 1000 hours to
1200 hours. The Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Lt. Gen. (Retd)
Muhammad Asad Durrani will meet the Pakistani community on
this occasion. The Pakistani families living in Riyadh and
staff of the Embassy are invited for the Eid Milan.
In the meantime, an open house on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitar
is being held at the residence of the Consul General,
Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah from 1500 to 1700 hours
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Only place in
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They offer special 5% discount to CP members during Eid
holidays for all party orders.
Try their Eid day brunch menu and surprise your guests with
very traditional food from Punjab.
Dec. 2001) An oaths taking ceremony of Pakistan Press Club
held at a local restaurant. The founder of Pakistan
International School Riyadh and Taif Dr. Fazal-ur-Rehman took
the oaths from the newly elected office bearers of the club.
Club has arranged an open forum debate “INFRONT OF EACHOTHER”
(RU’BRU) amongst parents of Pakistani school students and
Board of Directors of PISR. The President of BOD Dr. Shahid
Nawaz Malik tried to answer the questions presented by the
parents and gave the road map for the betterment and progress
of PISR. Dr. Fazal-ur-Rehman awarded a check of SR. 5000 to
the president of said club Gul Mohammad Bhutta to hold the
functions for the betterment of Pakistani community.
Writers Form a New Body
(G.M.Bhutta, Dec.2001) The writers and journalists of
different Pakistani newspapers and magazines living in Riyadh
have formed a new body named Pakistan Press Club Riyadh. The
office bearers are announced as Gul Mohammad Bhutta as
president, Liaqat Ali Anjum as voice president, Mohammad
Asghar Chisti as secretary, Ch. Farman Ali as deputy secretary
and Mohammad Saeed Ahmed as finance secretary.
Pakistan Cultural Group Riyadh (PCG)
Aid for Afghan Refugees
(T.Awan, Dec. 2001) Shamshad Ali Siddique the media
secretary of Pakistan Cultural Group (PCG) has presented
blankets, dry milk, tents and medicines of worth Rs.10, 00.000
to Chairman Izhar Burni of Burni Welfare Trust Karachi for
Afghan refugees on behalf of PCG.
New Principal joins PISR
(CP, Dec. 2001) Prof. Majid Hussain has joined
Pakistan International School Riyadh as new principal. The
Board of Directors of said school made his appointment. He was
Registrar BPS-20 at University of engineering and Technology
Lahore before joining PISR.
Hamnawa Ladies Club Riyadh under election campaign
(CP Dec. 2001) The Patron of Hamnawa ladies club Riyadh Mrs.
Asad Durrani the wife of the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of
Pakistan has announced that the forth-coming election for new
body of Hamnawa will be held on 10th of Jan 2002.
Quoted by some reliable sources that two ladies are keen
interested to participate in the election and convincing is on
during recent Iftar parties.
Marhaba Restaurant holds
(T.Awan, Dec. 2001) Manager of Marhaba restaurant, Saleem
Masud held an Iftar party at Marhaba Banquet hall. Prominent
personalities with their families were invited. The party is a
traditional series of Iftar that is usually given by the
different persons and organizations in the city of Riyadh.
PIA Young Cricket Club holds
(CP, Dec. 2001) Pakistan International Airlines Riyadh
region held a prize distribution
for PIA Young Cricket Club (under 17) in a local restaurant.
The ceremony was presided over by Area Manager central
province Tajamal Karim Tariq, while General Manager of PIA for
Saudi Arabia and Yemen Tariq Hassan Bukhari was the chief
guest. PIA young cricket club has participated in three
tournaments and won two of them conducted under Riyadh Cricket
League (RCL) in 2000-2001 sessions. Fazal-ur-Rehman Ansari as
a coach and founder of the team conducted the function. The
winning trophy was awarded to the captain of the team while
winning shield, cricket bat with cricket kit along with
to each member of the team. Abdul Basit, Faisal Rafi and
Hassan Butt were awarded prizes for the best bats men,
Mohammad Bilal Quarashi, Amran Kafait as best all-rounder,
while Sami Khalid Rana, Talal Haider, Saad Usaman and Farhan
were awarded prizes for best bowlers. On behalf of PIA
(Admin), Manager Central province and the team members a
shield of excellence was awarded to Fazal-ur-Rehman Ansari for
his utmost services for the cricket team. Admin Manager
Hasnain Sayed from Jeddah, Tariq Jawaid from SAMBA and
Mohammad Saeed of Garnatah have participated the ceremony as
the special guests, while citizens, parents of the players,
representatives of Airlines and travel agencies, office
bearers of Riyadh Cricket league and journalists have attended
the function as the guests. GM Tariq Hassan Bukhari in his
speech thanked the guests and invite the community member to
come forward with proposals for the better and the accurate
services of PIA for the community.
Editor Amir Khan
Consul General’s wife comments on Ramadan
(Amir, Dec. 2001) Mrs. Shenaz Nawaz Ch. The wife of Consul
General of Pakistan while talking to
Pakistan in Jeddah said that I feel that Ramadan in
Saudi Arabia is entirely different from Pakistan. The nights
are very cheerful and with full of activity, she said, in
Kingdom Muslim are having to pray in Makkah & Medina,
thousands of Muslims from all corners of the world come to
Saudi Arabia during this holy month to perform Umrah, and
their vast gathering at the Holy Mosques for prayers presents
a truly splendid and gratifying scene. it enriches my soul
and every Muslim’s soul to participate in prayers at the
Holy Harams of Makkah and Medina during the month of Ramadan.
She said, in Pakistan Eid also has its special customs in
Pakistan. “Women and children, in particular, enjoy shopping
throughout the night, Women mostly buy colorful bangles, gold
items, and embroidered clothes. Sweets and gifts are top of
the shopping list for people in Pakistan “ festivities start
as soon as people sight the Eid moon. Children specially wait
for Eid day as the elders give “EID MONEY” to them and special
fairs are held in villages, while in cities colorful cultural
programs are arranged. She said that Eid day and Ramadan
people from all walks of life come together in brotherhood,
peace and love.
Managing Director of OPF awards Gold Cards
(Amir, Dec.12) The Managing Director of OPF Rashid
Mhammoud Ansari urged that Pakistanis living overseas are
supporting their country by remitting their amount by legal
said, the Ministry of Labor and Overseas has announced
the various facilities to those who are sending their money to
Pakistan by legal means of transfers. He was addressing in
Pakistan Consulate Jeddah to the beneficiary of Gold cards
which were handed over to those Pakistani who have remitted
$10,000 and above to Pakistan. The Consul General of Pakistan
Ch. Mohammed Nawaz was present at the occasion with his
Consuls of Welfare Dr. Shoaib and Abdul Aziz Okaili The
Consul General also described the positive policies of the
Government to encourage the services of Overseas Pakistanis
working abroad. Managing Director OPF MR. Rashid and Consul
General Ch Nawaz presented
the Gold Cards to Azmat Khan Niazi, Ejaz Ahmed, Ali Akber
Jangir, Mohmmed Shfaat Bukhari and Shahid Iqbal while silver
cards were presented to Chan Pervaiz. Managing Director of OPF said
that gold card holder will enjoy the facility of free renewal
of Passport, (which Foreign office still not accepting) duty
free items valued $1200/- and a reasonable discounts
in Overseas housing schemes, and many other facilities.
www.PakistaniCooking.com , World's largest cooking site on
Pakistani cuisine will go live in
January 2002. Site will
not only offer thousands of recipes, articles, tips and
services that our ladies would love to use. Site will also
provide a secure place for parents and guardians to register
matrimonial ads as well as discuss a proposal in privacy with
matching parents as well. Sure B.J is ContactPakistan.com team
member, Sure its all free for our community. Just jot down any
of above domain names plus
So hang in there - its coming soon!