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has a invisible sign hanging from his neck saying, "Make me
feel Important". Never forget our slogan while working with
people "Together WE can make a difference!". When we say
together we can make a difference that makes every and each
one of us important and imparts towards making a difference.
No doubt time is precious and everyone has his / her own
priorities in one's life but remember there are things that
are important, Issues that involve us all as a nation.
situation in our country requires a strong hold of the motto
given by father of the national -
Unity, Faith and Discipline. Unity that will never
allow any aggressor to step forward toward our homeland, Faith
in Almighty and being Pakistani in our leadership will make us
spiritually and morally strong. Discipline in every aspect of
life will create a shield to protect us from all those evil
forces that have in past tried to break us apart. We believe
in peace and let others live in peach BUT if someone
tries to be aggressive against our integrity and sovereignty,
we WILL make him understand that we are one brave nation.
We are fully capable of defending our Pak land and this time
we will make sure that aggressor is taught such a lesson that
their generations to come dare point a finger at Pakistan.
Stay united and be assured our armed forces and everyone of us
is ready to scarify for the land of pure
On behalf of my team members myself I thank all those who
appreciated our last issue.
We always welcome your
comments and suggestions.
Mohammed Hassan Mirza student of
Middle East International School Riyadh, Grade UKG scored 3rd
position in Poems reading competition.
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Jeddah consulate has announced visits of their teams visiting
various parts of Western region of K.S.A
Between January to June 2002.
Abha 3-4 Jan & 25-26 April
Jizan 24-25 Jan & 15-16 May
Medina 28-29 Mar & 22-23 May
Albhah 21-22 Mar & 12-13 June
Yunbu 10-11 Jan & 18-19 April
Taif 11-12 April & 19-20 June
Najran 14-15 Mar & 26-27 June
Bisha 17-18 Jan & 05- 06 June
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Once upon a time,
a government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of no where.
Rightfully elected national assembly said, "Someone may steal
from it at night." So they created a night watchman position
and hired a person for the job. Then National Assembly said,
"How does the watchman performs his job without instructions?"
So they created a planning department and hired two people,
one person to write the instructions, and one person to do
time studies. Then Assembly said, "How will we know the night
watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a
Quality Control department and hired two people. One of the
two was made responsible to do the studies and the other to
write the reports. Then Assembly said, "How are these people
going to get paid?" So they created the following positions,
a timekeeper, and a payroll
officer, and then hired two
people. Then Assembly said,
"Who will be accountable for
all of these people?" So they
created an administrative
section and hired three people,
an Administrative Officer,
an Assistant Administrative
Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
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gathered to evaluate the
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million over spent. We must
do some thing, one assembly
member said. After a quick
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Prize Distribution held
2002) A prize distribution ceremony held at Pakistan
International School Riyadh on 25th of December.
Mr. Aqeel. M. Al-Onaza the Chief of Foreign Education Branch
Riyadh was the chief guest of the evening. The Principal Prof.
Majid Hussain presented the academic report of the previous
year, while the chairman of Board of Director Dr. Shahid Nawaz
Malik congratulated the distinguished students who achieved
the different positions in their examinations,
the performances of the teachers and pointed out the measuring
steps taken by the body of BODs. The Head Master of the Senior
Boys wing Mr. Abdul Ghani Awan who was conducting the function
presented the brief summery of result and announced the names
of distinguished students, and the prizes those were to be
awarded to them. The chief guest congratulated the students
and appreciated the efforts of the teachers and urged that the
Ministry of the Foreign Education Riyadh will extend all the
possible cooperation toward PISR. The Chief guest and all the
7 members of BODs distributed prizes,
while the Principal of the school was (made?) to sit on
the chair during entire the ceremony. According to
announcement 18 teachers with result of 100% and 4 teachers
with the result of above 95% have been awarded certificates of
appreciation for their efforts and hard work. 27 students were
awarded SR. 100.00 each for obtaining above 80% marks in final
Zeeshan Omer Khokhar was announced as the best student of
school and awarded Rs. 10,000 for obtaining 1st
position in Pre-Engineering Group in the board examination
with SR. 1,200.00 as scholarship and a cash prize of worth SR.
160.00 for obtaining 950 marks with commendation certificate
for holding 1st position in school. Master Naeem
Majeed was awarded Rs. 7,500 for obtaining 2nd
position in Pre-Medical Group in the board exam with
certificate of merit. Master Sohaib Abdullah was awarded Rs.
5,000.00 for obtaining 3rd position in
Pre-Engineering Group in the board exam with SR. 900.00 as
scholarship and a prize of SR. 140.00 for obtaining 937 marks
with commendation certificate for holding second position in
school. According to announcement at H.S.S.C. level the boys
secured first and second positions while a girl
student whose name was not announced secured the third
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Asian Cultural Society
holds Eid Milan
Jan, 2002) An Eid Milan party of Asian Cultural Society held
at a local Isteraha Riyadh on the third day of
Eid. It was a colorful gathering of families who attended
dinner and participated in different games presented by the
conductors. Many valuable prizes, like utensils household,
readymade garments, Umera air ticket along with bumper prize a
return air ticket of Riyadh – Karachi sponsored by Saudi
Al-French bank were awarded by different prospective
personalities of the city to those lucky fellows who
won lucky dips and riffles. In the second session a music
concert was held and the famous local singers, like Ikhalq Ahmed, Mrs.
Wahidi and Mr. Saleem sang beautiful songs applauded and
cheered by the audience. It was a marvelous evening with
delicious food and entertainments.
This Eid Milan party with
love, hostilities and passions winded up almost at 300 hour in
the morning. Mr. Asif Saleem and Mr. Nasir were appreciated
for holding such a function.
General Greets Community in open forum
(Amir. Jan, 2002) On Eid day the Consul General of Pakistan
Ch. Mohammed Nawaz and his wife (Interviewed by CP
in December issue) invited Pakistani families for Eid Millan at their residence. This open house started at 1500
hours up to 1700 hours while most of the families did not
leave the Consul General’s residence before1900 hours. The
Consul General and his wife welcomed every guest. The consul
General greeted Eid Mubarak to community and discussed
different matters with community members.
Shopping tools highest Expenses this year
(Amir. Jan, 2002) As always Eid Al Fitar brought happiness and
blessings to the Muslims all over the world. In Western
region Allah Almighty also blessed his followers by this great
weather that everyone has enjoyed during Eid holidays. During
Ramadan it was quite enjoyable to break fast on the seaside
where cool breeze welcomed everyone. After Tarawieh prayers
local malls and markets jam packed with families and singles
shopping for Eid. Some to enjoy the Eid here and some shopping
for their loved ones back home. According to a study conducted
by local newspaper here, this year the expenditure during Eid
are remarkably high compared to other times of the year, the
expenses of low income household were around SR 3,400/-
whereas high income earners may spend more than SR 10,000/-
Eid Milan Party held at
Jan, 2002) The biggest gathering of Pakistani community was at
a local restaurant, where large number of families in
colorful traditional Eid dresses united for a colorful gala.
Excellent dinner, delightful music and a magic show were the
highlights of this wonderful evening. Qassim Naqvi organized
entertainment items. The evening recalled memories of
traditional family gathering where everyone participates and
everyone enjoyes! Food, Music and magic show for children,
everything was there for fellow Pakistanis. There
were many lucky draws with prizes such as CD players, VCRs,
TVs, suite cases, large numbers of electronic items, Cameras,
Air ticket and packs of spices. These items were sponsored by
local businesses. The prime part of this function, no doubt
was the presence of World’s tallest man, Naseer Soomro and
Pakistan’s tallest female Zaineb BiBi (Pictured below with
Children). They told CP
correspondent that soon they would be participating in certain
tests, arranged by Guinness Book of Word Records, to endorse
their claims to be the tallest. The trickster Muhammad Rauf (Pictured
fascinated audience by performing trick after trick. What
amused most of the people was his gulping down a neon light
tube and a large quantity of paper? He simply ate any thing
that was in front including fresh grass! Songs by Asif Hahmi,
Kamran Nomi & Amir Khan in the music composition by Asif
Hashmi, Atiq Farooqui, and Ramadan made this evening
memorable. More than 500 Pakistanis of all ages attended this
late night party that ended around 0200 hours.
Digital Identity Cards
for Overseas Pakistani
(Amir. Jan, 2002) A report said that NADRA has announce for
Overseas Pakistani to use their present National Identity
Cards for their consular work for renewal of Passports and
attestation of documents etc. NADRA has opened special
counters in Pakistan to issue the new digital ID to Overseas.
Jeddah Community Celebrates Quaid's 125th Birthday
HOLD ELECTIONS FOR SECOND TENURE
Jan, 2002) Pakistani Community Council a representative body
of all the social organizations and politically affiliated
political parties viz. PML, PPP, JI, Pakistan Forum, Pakistani
Engineers Forum, NED Engineers Forum, Pakistan Businessmen and
Professionals Forum, Study Circle, Writers Forum, Urdu Markaz,
Pakistan Society of Journalists (Overseas), Social Welfare
Society, Kohsar Society & Friends Forum (Newly inducted), is
operating in the area for the last 3 years and is recognized
by Pakistani Embassy, hold its general election on November
29, 2001, for the second terms. The good thing about these
election was that all the members were elected un-opposed
except for the President Position. There were two candidates
Sajid Khan Abbasi and Shaukat Ali. Later on Shaukat Ali
withdrew himself from the race. The declared elected PCC
members included Sajid Khan Abbasi, President, Mushtaq Malik,
Patron In-Chief, Mohammad Waheed Aslam, Sr. VP, Mohammad Ishaq
Rana (Special Projects), Mohammad Khalil Choudhary (Liaison)
and Hussain Haider (Projects) Vice Presidents, Javed Inam
General Secretary, Abdul Qayyum Awan, Joint Secretary, Zain
Siddiqi, Secretary Press and Information, Huseen Khan, Finance
Secretary, Qazi Mohammad Saleem, Secretary Social Welfare,
Saeed Khan, Secretary, Technical Affairs, Aftab Abbasi,
Commercial Activities and Mir Hadyat-Ullah. The chief
election commissioner Mr. Syed Shahid Ali, Amir JI, Eastern
Province took the oath from the elected members. The other
members of election commission included Hashmat Ali Khan,
Chief Organizer, PML, EP and Mohammad Arshad, Secretary, PPP.
PCC Celebrates Eid Milan
Party and Quaid-e-Azam’s Day
(I.Rana. Jan, 2002) Pakistani community Council
celebrated the (Yom-e-Quaid-e-Azam) and Eid Milan with fervor
and great enthusiasm at SAFCO compound on December 27, 2001,
Al-Khobar. Mr. Tassawar Khan, First Secretary, Embassy of
Pakistan, Riyadh was the Chief Guest of this elegant ceremony,
presided over by the President Sajid Khan and conducted by
Javed Inam the general secretary of PCC. Mr. Sanai started the
ceremony by recitation from the holy Qura’an. Patron-in-Chief
Mushtaq Malik formally thanked the chief guests and the
audience and congratulated them on two happy occasions. The
chief guest Mr. Tasawwar in his address thanked PCC for
organizing such big gathering of prominent Pakistanis and
congratulated the newly elected members for second terms. He
admired and appreciated the PCC for extending social services
to the community. Speaking on the Quaid’s Day, he said the
best way to pay homage to Quaid-e-Azam the founder of the
nation is to work selflessly, collectively and with unity and
act exactly to the principles of our beloved Quaid Mohammad
Ali Jinnah. I believe that every one of us has to be a true
Pakistani not by words but by our deeds. Create a Pakistan in
your heart; transplant it in your family and then to relatives
to Gali, Mohalla, Town, City and Country. Speaking on the
current Pakistan situation, he said, “we need not to worry,
disappoint and loose heart. Pakistan is a nuclear state and
strong enough to defend its sovereignty. India is not America
and Pakistan is not Afghanistan. We are fully capable of
fixing the aggressor”. The world has seen that we are peaceful
nation and have joint hands with assembly of world nations to
combat terrorism. Syed Shahid Ali said that Pakistan has
indulged in international conspiracy and there is genuine fear
that western countries would try to harm it. Hashmat Ali Khan,
Mohammad Khalil Choudhary and Ishaq Rana also paid homage to
beloved leader Quaid-e-Azam. In the president address Sajid
Khan Abbasi, President PCC, thanked the chief and other guests
and said, I have been moved with the speeches of speakers that
were with full of patriotism. Today we have to pledge that we
will adopt the principles of our Quaid to make Pakistan a true
Islamic welfare state. Quaid gave us our motherland and we
have to protect it with our blood. He presented plaque of
appreciation to Mr. Tasawwar Khan for his services to the
Pakistani community in the Eastern Province. In the end
Maulana Mohammad Munir Qamar, offered dua.
In another event during Eid holidays PCC also
celebrated Eid Bazar at Mohammad Bin Fahd Amusement Park, Half
Moon Beach, Dhahran, where hundreds of Pakistani families were
gathered to celebrate Eid festivities. Tasawwar Khan also
graced the Pakistani Community Day and Eid celebrations.
Saleem Qazi was appreciated for organizing the function.
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