PWC Bids Farewell to its Member of Long Standing - By: Aymen Zaheer

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Engr. Faiz Al-Najdi and Ambreen Faiz under the banner of Pakistan Writers Club and its Ladies Chapter hosted a farewell dinner reception in the honor of PWC senior member Engr. Syed Khawaja Nehal Uddin (Vice President Program Design) in the Recreation Hall of Riyadh Care Hospital. Nehal is due to leave for final exit upon attainment of superannuation.
Pakistani Ambassador H.E. Manzoor Ul Haq and his wife, Madam Nighat Manzoor were the chief guests on the occasion.

The farewell event was ably conducted by the senior members of PWC Ladies Chapter (aka: PWC-LC) Asma Tariq and Engr Madiha Noman who informed the audience that this event was hosted in the honor of Nehal on the occasion of his departure from the Kingdom.

The event kicked-off with the recitation from the Holy Quran by Shumaila Malik and Naat rendition was by Almas Mumtaz – both senior members of PWC-LC.

Faiz A-Najdi highlighted the objective of this gettogether. He paid a rich homage to Nehal for his age-old friendship and painted many aspects of his personality. He also expressed words of appreciations for his praiseworthy services for PWC and remarked that PWC would be poor without him.

PWC President Abdul Rauf Mughal described Nehal as a sedate gentleman. He appreciated his selfless services for PWC and mentioned that his loyalty towards the club could never be challenged.

Ashiq Hussain – former PWC General Secretary – added that Nehal shall always be remembered especially for his popular dialogue writing. Ehsan Abbasi – the incumbent PWC General Secretary said that Nehal was a beacon of knowledge and he learnt a lot from him. H M Fayyaz – PWC VP Coordination remarked that he found Nehal as a nice fellow. He added that he would miss him a lot especially for the reason that he was his partner in the popular PWC segment of Mukalma. Fayyaz Malik – PWC senior member - said that it’s very easy to say welcome, but, it’s very hard to bid farewell to such a nice person.

Aymen Zaheer – Deputy General Secretary & PRO, praised Nehal for utilizing the power of the pen in a constructive way, and for the manifestation of his feelings. Shah Jehan Sherazi – VP Media – spoke good words for Nehal and said that Nehal was very diligent and devoted to the interest of the club. Zubair Bhatti - VP Finance - humorously added that when Nehal came into the Kingdom, he was “Nau-Nehal”, but now he has transformed to “Nehal”. Naveed Ur Rehman – a senior member of PWC - said Nehal was a down to earth man and was a useful member of our team.

Farah Ehsan – Convener of Ladies Chapter extended warm wishes and mentioned that his gap can never be filled. Madiha Malik – deputy convener - said that by the courtesy of virtual world, PWC & LC would be able to stay connected with him in order to amuse by his fresh piece of works in future. Shumaila Maik expressed her feelings by reciting some farewell verses dedicated to him. Asma Tariq remarked that Nehal was a kind person. Madiha Noman expressed her sadness about the departure of a lively and literary person.

Qundeel Aymen said that he was one of the wittiest persons in PWC and his sense of humor was matchless. Almas Mumtaz spoke very high about Nehal. Ambreen Faiz added that he was a multitalented person and extended best wishes for him. Dr Farah Nadia also spoke very high of him.

Nehal upon his turn recited his piece of poetry. He took this opportunity to narrate some of the mischievous activities of his childhood friend Faiz Al-Najdi. He also thanked Najdi for hosting a farewell dinner reception in his honor and paid gratitude to all the members of PWC & LC for speaking kind words for him. “It has been a proud to be a part of PWC family and I have tried my best to give the best of myself. I will miss this club in my entire life, “Nehal added.

Earlier on Asma Tariq had arranged for a fun-painting of flowers & petals on a canvass wherein Ambassador, Madam, their daughter and all the members of PWC & its Ladies Chapter tried their hands-on to complete the job which was finally presented to Nehal.

Chief Guest Ambassador Manzoor Ul Haq in his address mentioned that it was a good gesture that Pakistan Writers Club and its Ladies Chapter have bestowed to one of their senior members. “By dint of new modern technology Nehal can stay in touch with the club, and we would also love to read his poetry & literary works – if he shares, “Haq remarked.

The event concluded with enchanting melodies from an invited singer Shahana Choudhry and her band including Babul and Muneer Bhai. Shahana spread the spell through her voice and won the hearts of the audience with her superb rendition of some of very popular numbers. Syed Hameed Rizvi also sang few popular numbers and received appreciations.

Hosts of the event presented some token gifts to Ambassador Haq, Madam Manzoor, Engr. Nehal, Singer Shahana and to Asma Tariq on her wedding anniversary.

The event concluded on a happy note and the invited guests were feted with a sumptuous dinner.

Aymen Zaheer is a Freelance writer based in Riyadh.
He is also a Deputy General Secretary and PRO of PWC.

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Posted on Jan 10, 17 | 11:36 am