A resolution was drafted and presented on 23 March 1940 during Lahore Conference known as Pakistan Resolution Day. The resolution was presented by Mr A K Fazlul Huq, then Chief Minister of Bengal which became instrumental forming a new nation to be called Pakistan.
Pakistan Association of Australia (PAA) organised an event to celebrate the Pakistan Resolution Day on 26 March 2017 at Bankstown.
Hon Mark Coure M P representing the Premier of NSW congratulated the PAA and highlighted the contribution of the Pakistani community towards the Australian society. Other key note speakers Hon Geoff Lee MP for Parramatta, Hon Tania Mihailuk MP for Bankstown and Hon Julie Finn MP for Granville appreciated the fact that Pakistani Australians were the one of the earliest migrants and well-integrated into the Australian society.
The chief guest at the event, Her Excellency Ms Naela Chohan, Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia distributed the awards for the HSC 2016 high achievers of Pakistani heritage.
Ms Chohan announced the signing of five year agreement with Macquarie University for the betterment of overseas students from Pakistan as well as Australian students of Pakistani background.
Dr Rahat Munir, from Macquarie University explained the details of the agreement and the lucrative scholarship offered by the university to Pakistani students.
Special achievement awards were distributed by Mr Abdul Majid Yousfani, Consulate General of Pakistan.
Pakistani Pashtun folk dance was performed by Mr Sameen Hussain and party and classical songs by Mr Mueen Qureshi before a delicious Pakistani cuisine dinner was served.
The event showcased the successful team work of PAA under the presidency of Mr Abbas Rana helped by Mr Abbas Naqvi, Mr Murtaza Ali, Mr Raja Taseer, Dr Khurram Kayani and Raja Aslam amongst others.