President PAA Abbas Rana welcoming
Pakistan Association hosted Welcomes Dinner for visiting delegation of Pak
(Exclusive report by; Syed Zafar Hussain, Editor-in- Chief Sada-e-Watan Sydney)
The Naval War College is a staff college providing training and education primarily to the mid-career officers of the Pakistan Navy as well as to a limited number of officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and various allied forces. It is located at the Mall Road Lahore. The Naval War College is affiliated with the National Defence University (NDU) along with other staff and war colleges of Pakistan Army and Air Force.
Pakistan naval delegation headed by Commodore Syed Wajeeh Ul
Hassan Deputy Commandant Naval War College Lahore visited Australia in March
2020. They visited Sydney & Canberra.
During their stay in Australia, the delegation called on Australian naval officers, High Commissioner of Pakistan Babar Amin and other officials. This 20 member’s delegation also visited various Naval establishments and harbour. There was 4 foreigners belongs from friendly countries was also member of the delegation.
On Monday, 9th March 2020, President Pakistan Association of Australia Mr. Abbas Rana hosted a dinner in the honour of the visiting delegation. The Welcome dinner was held at the New Function Centre “Lahori Dera, 495 Hume Highway Yagoona Sydney.
The PAA dinner was attended by a large
number of distinguished guests including Defence Advisor Pakistan High
Commission Brig. Shoaib Akram, Consul General & Trade Minister Mr. Muhammad
Ashraf, Consul of Pakistan Consulate Sydney Muhammad Sheryar Khan, President
Pakistan Australia Business Council Mr. Iftikhar Rana, Dr Khurram Kayani, Ejaz
Khan, Zahid Rana, Bashir Malik, Qayyum Nazar Changazi and officials of the PAA.
Mr. Abbas Rana President PAA welcomes all guests and paid rich tribute to Pakistan Navy for successfully defending Pakistan’s sea boundaries. Mr Abbas Rana thanks for presenting him the Shield of Pakistan Navy. The President Pakistan Association of Australia Mr. Abbas Rana briefly talks about the positive activities of the Australian Pakistani community.
The Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney Mr. Muhammad Ashraf said that I posted in Australia since 2 months 2 days but it is First Pakistan Navy delegation which is visiting in my tenure. CG Ashraf said that Pakistan Navy is No 1 naval force in the world and behalf of the Pakistan Mission, Australian Pakistani Community & the whole Nation, we are thankful to Pak Navy’s sacrifices for the country.
The head of the delegation, Commodore Syed Wajeeh Ul Hassan Deputy Commandant Naval War College Lahore thanks for best wishes and thanks Pakistan association of Australia for hosting this event on very short notice.
Addressing on the occasion, Commodore Syed Wajeeh Ul Hassan
briefly talks about the professional standards of Pakistan Navy War College
Lahore. He said that the strategies of warfare have been entirely changed in
the 21st century and Pakistan Navy is ever ready to defend maritime frontiers
of our motherland.
Commodore Wajeeh ul Hassan said that Australia and Pakistan have close, cordial and mutually supportive relations especially in the field of defence. The relationship between Pakistan and Australia is based on mutual trust and commonality of interest in maintaining regional peace, security and stability.
Commodore Syed Wajeeh Ul Hassan Deputy Commandant Naval War College Lahore
Consul General & Trade Minister Muhammad Ashraf
MC Raja Taseer
Consul General & Trade Minister Muhammad Ashraf Speaking
CG Muhammad Ashraf, Mr Arshad Mehdi of Lahori Dera function centre and Pak diplomat Sheryar Khan
Commodore Syed Wajeeh Ul Hassan presenting Shield tp President PAA Mr Abbas Rana
DA Brig. Shoaib Akram, Commodore Syed Wajeeh & CG Muhammad Ashraf (Abbas Rana speaking)
Consul General & Trade Minister Muhammad Ashraf welcoming delegation & guests
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