Jinnah was a Great Idealist and an Enterprising Leader – Pak Envoy - By: Aymen Zaheer

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Pakistan Writers Club-Riyadh – aka: PWC and its Ladies Chapter aka: PWC-LC in collaboration with Embassy of Pakistan hosted a grand event at the Chancery Hall of Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh. This event was to celebrate the 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah – the Father of the Nation.

The event was presided over by PWC President Engr. Abdul Rauf Mughal, whereas, Sardar Muhammad Khattak (Political Counselor - Embassy of Pakistan) was the chief guest representing H.E. Ambassador of Pakistan - Khan Hasham bin Saddique. It was attended by a number of poets, literary persons, embassy officials and a large section of representatives of the local Pakistani community.

Speaking on the occasion, Khattak thanked Pakistan Writers Club and its Ladies Chapter for hosting the event to commemorate the nation’s founder. He mentioned that Jinnah was a great idealist and an enterprising leader who worked hard for the creation of Pakistan. “The living nation never forgets its legendary heroes, and Jinnah was the one who always will be remembered by each and every Pakistani. Every Pakistani is the ambassador of the nation,
”Khattak added.

Khattak lauded the performance of kids that displayed the impact of their loyalty and which made everyone in the hall to realize that every morning they ought to wake up to follow Jinnah’s vision for Pakistan.

The event was kicked-off by Head of Chancery (HOC) Saifullah Khan who remarked that Jinnah was a man of principles and very much dedicated towards the interest of Muslims of the Sub-Continent at large.

The event was ably conducted by PWC General Secretary Ashiq Hussain, Deputy General Secretary Aymen Zaheer and Convener of PWC-LC Ms. Madiha Malik.

The event commenced with Qira’at by Qari Naimatullah and followed with melodious Naat by Ms. Tahira Kashif – a senior member of PWC-LC. National Anthem was played and everyone stood up as a mark of respect.

The other items that followed were as follows. Dua for APS (Army Public School) Kids, PWC Introduction / History by Ashiq Hussain, comparison between Quaid and Gandhi by Fayyaz Malik – senior member of PWC. Good piece of poetries on Jinnah by Yousef Ali Yousef (newly joined member of PWC) and Shahnaz Akhtar Qureshi, an interactive book reading by Madiha Malik – she extracted some passages from the book ‘My Borther’ by Fatima Jinnah, students of Pakistan International School Riyadh aka: PISR – delivered enthralling speech and sung patriotic songs by Omar Abbasi, Ahmed Abbasi and Mohammad Saad respectively, a brief presentation by a key note speaker – Prof. Javed Iqbal who emphasized upon the fact that the creation of Pakistan was “Preordained”, and Jinnah was a God gifted man who was bestowed with such qualities to obtain the degree of barrister from Lincoln's Inn.

A stunning tableau presented by a bunch of small kids who were children of PWC-LC members, and received huge applause from the audience. It focused on the charismatic leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Members of Ladies Chapter presented a humorous and satirical skit, contributed by Qundeel Aymen, Shumaila Malik and Tahira Kashif. It also won appreciations from the audience.

The event also marked a farewell to H M Fayyaz – Senior Vice President Coordination of PWC – whose association with PWC and his length of service in the Kingdom spans over a period about three decades or so. Members of PWC and PWC-LC spoke very high about him and highly appreciated & praised him for his untiring services of long standing for PWC.

H M Fayyaz - in his speech thanked PWC and PWC-LC cabinet for presenting a remarkable event in reminiscence of Jinnah. He admired his close and friendly relation with PWC, and also shared some glimpses of his memory with PWC over the course of time.

President Engr Abdul Rauf Mughal in his address acknowledged Pak Envoy Khattak and his officers and staff for their cooperation in facilitating the hosting of this event in the Chancery Hall of the embassy. He also praised H M Fayyaz, and mentioned that he was a senior most member of PWC and that PWC would never forget his commendable services for PWC. He also thanked the audience for their attendance and finally thanked all members of PWC and its Ladies Chapter for their time & efforts towards success of this event.

In the end certificates of appreciations were awarded to all participating children of PISR, kids and lady members of LC for performing Tableau and skit. Memento shield was also awarded to H M Fayyaz.

The event concluded on a happy noted with a segment of musical program that included patriotic songs and modern numbers in Urdu - presented by an emerging singer Omer Khalid followed with a sumptuous dinner.

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Aymen Zaheer is a Riyadh-Based Freelance Writer
and the Deputy General Secretary of Pakistan Writers Club – Riyadh.

Posted on Jan 08, 18 | 11:32 pm