Sada-e-Watan Sydney ™


                                                                           Hon.Don Harwin MLC         Hon.Shaoquett Moselmane MLC

The House of New South Wales Legislative Council Congratulates Sada-e-Watan Sydney


Mr Shaoquett Moselmane moved, according to notice:

1. That this House:

 (a) notes that on 21 April 2011, Sada-e-Watan Sydney, a Pakistani news website, celebrated its sixth anniversary, marking six years of dedicated service by its Editor-in-Chief Syed Zafar Hussain, Editor Syed Javed Hussain and advisers Dr Akram Hassan and Dr Shabbir Haider,

 (b) notes that all involved in writing, setting, reporting, photographing, maintaining and updating the Sada-e-Watan website are totally dedicated to the success of this online

website for which no one is remunerated and that Sada-e-Watan does not accept advertisements, grants or donations and has, since its inception, survived on the good will

and dedication of its executive team lead by Syed Zafar Hussain, (c) notes that the celebrations were hosted by Country Manager of Pakistan International Airlines Jaffer Nadeem and Mrs.Shreen Nadeem, in the

presence of Australia’s Honourary Consul to Punjab Pakistan, Mr Salim Ghauri and His Excellency Azam Mohammed, Consul General of Pakistan, Sydney,

(d) notes that the Pakistani community celebrated what many describe as a key source of information for the Australian-Pakistani community, a website regularly visited by

government and non government officials as a source of information about what is going on in the Australian-Pakistani community, and

(e) notes that on marking this sixth celebration Sada-e-Watan received many congratulatory messages from the general readership in Australia and abroad including a number of

messages from distinguished governmental officials such as His Excellency Tasawar Khan, Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Australia, His Excellency Syed Ibne Abbas , High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Zealand, His Excellency Tim George, Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency, Aslam Bhootani, Speaker of the Baluchistan Provincial Assembly and Ashraf Choudhary QSO, MP of New Zealand.

 2. That this House writes to Sada-e-Watan congratulating them for their landmark achievement and in particular for the valuable community service they provide the Australian-Pakistani and wider Australian community.

 notice of Motion formally moved       Question put and passed.

 The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC.

Parliament of New South Wales

Parliament House

Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia


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