Koocha-e-Saqafat Australia presented a remarkable show on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Rockdale town hall in Sydney showcasing live the highly popular satirist, humorist and actor Mr Anwar Maqsood, titled ‘Pakistan 70 ka, Anwar Maqsood 78 ka’.

This was the very first time that Anwar Maqsood performed live in Australia and the credit goes to Javed Nazar of Koocha-e-Saqafat who with his team made this dream a reality.

Anwar Maqsood in his 100 minutes of captivating performance made his audience nearly cry with laughter but there were some instances where he made them really cry.

The performance was so mesmerising, the house full capacity crowd in the Rockdale community hall did not move, even for a minute.

Anwar Sahib during his presentation shed light on various aspects of human life in his own humorous style. Throughout the program, the packed hall was filled with applause and in the end, the audience gave a standing ovation to him.

Guests at this occasion included Mr Shaoquett Moselmane, member of NSW Legislative Council, Mr Abdul Majid Yousafani, Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney, highly talented TV artist Uzma Gilani and internationally recognised sculptor and artist from Pakistan, Anjum Ayaz.

Koocha-e-Saqafat following its tradition presented an award to Anwar Sahib as well as to Kamran Mirza, Aussi Forex and Finance;  Zafar Ansari, Everyday Travel, Abdul Rahman, Iftikhar Pervaiz and Zahid Hussain for their support in organising the event.

Anwar Maqsood presented an award to the chief organiser of this program Mr Javed Nazar.

Mr Shaoquett Moselmane, on behalf of the New South Wales Parliament also presented awards to Javed Nazar and Anjum Ayaz for their service to the Art and Culture in Australia.

Anwar Maqsood with Mr Shaoquett Moselmane.

Javed Nazar thanked all guests for making this program a great success and also thanked proprietors of Sada-e-Watan Newspaper and Sangat Magazine for their support in promoting this event.

The program started and finished strictly on time, a recognition of  Koocha-e-Saqafat team effort showcasing the high level of organisational skills in managing this event.

The packed lunch was provided by Hafiz Kamran in a very efficient manner.