Pakistan Australia Friendship organised a dinner on 15 February at the Himalaya Restaurant, Rockdale in honour of Prof Taufeeq Butt of Lahore College, Pakistan attended by a large section of the community.
Prof Taufeeq is a well known educationist, journalist and columnist whose work is regularly published with the running title of Hasb e Taufeeq in Nai Baat, a Pakistani newspaper.
Pakistan Australia Friendship a nonprofit organisation was founded by Mr Arshad Naseem Butt who dedicated 27 years in Australia to develop a harmonious friendly Pakistani community enabling migrants from Pakistan to easily integrate into the main stream Australian society while maintaining their Pakistani identity in Australia.
Currently its President, Mr Arshad Naseem Butt is a philanthropist and an accomplished orator. He regularly arranges forums in order to honor distinguished members of the community.
The dinner program started with welcoming the guests by Talib Mustafa Bismi, recitation from the Holy Quran by Riaz Shah followed by Naat-e-Rasool by Rana Nasir.
The Pakistani Counsel General Mr Abdul Aziz Uqaili expressed his appreciation for the organisation’s cordial activities in making settling easier for the newly arrived Pakistanis in Australia. The MC was Raja Taseer, Chief Editor of Hum Watan newspaper published in Australia.
The president distributed honorary plaques for outstanding community work to the chief guest Prof Taufeeq Butt, the Pakistani Counsel General Mr Abdul Aziz Uqaili and Mr Syed Abbas Naqvi, community activist and photographer.