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Mr.Muhammad Asif,Chairman & Managing Editor of Paklink Australia 's speech at the 4th Anniversary of the Magazine held at the Himalaya Restaurant Granville Sydney on Friday,3rd May 2013

 Hon Michelle Rowland, Federal MP, Representing Prime Minister of Australia
 Hon. Tony Issa MP, Representing Premier of NSW
 His Excellency Abdul Malik Abdullah, High Commissioner of Pakistan
 Mr Abdul Aziz, Consul General of Pakistan
 Hon. Dr Jeff Lee, MP, Parramatta
 Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC
 Hon. Mehreen Faruqi-MLC
 Dr. Stepan Kerkyasharian, Chairperson ,Community Relations Commission
 Sheikh Hassan, CEO,Muslim Aid Australia
 Allama Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi
 Iftikhar Rana, President Pakistan Association Sadaqat Siddiq & Ahsan Khan
 and all Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

Good evening & ASSALAM O ALAIKUM

On Behalf of Paklink Australia, I would like to thank you all for sharing their precious time especially on this working day to attend this event, when we are celebrating the 4th anniversary of Paklink magazine.

 4 years back we were thinking how we can serve the community in a better way; the feedback from the community was to start a community based magazine. We were delighted to accept the Community’s desire and started publication of this magazine. Today , we are 4 years old and the time flies like a blink of eye.

                            Muhammad Asif Managing Editor Paklink,Director Sadaqat Siddiq and Director Iftikhar Rana

Paklink is the only Pakistani based tabloid magazine that is being issued regularly. It has picked up its pace in local as well as in ethnic community. This is the only bilingual Urdu & English magazine that has maintained its continuous publication unlike others. It is covering the news and events held in Australia and other parts of the world.

We on our part, in these 4 years, tried our level best to live up to the Community’s expectations and build the image of this magazine and we hope we have achieved somewhat in local as well as in ethnic community . Your presence here today gives us encouragement that we may have been able to deliver well. We undertake to continue this mission and serve even better in the future.

This success would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors who have continuously supported us in issuing these publications. Most of the sponsors are sitting here, so I want to thank them for their continuous support and hope they will be supporting us in future as well.We haveto spend a large amount of money from our own sources to continue this magazine and serve the community.

Issuing a magazine is not a single person job , it requires a full dedicated team to work hard and achieve the desired results. I want to thank to my entire team , without their cooperation it would have not been possible to keep consistency issuing these publications.

I want to thank my entire team consisting of:

Latif Chaudhary, Cdr Usman Khan,UzmaGillani,Ashraf Chohan,
Perth Coordinator, Rana Abdul Jabbar &Prof.SameenaYasmeen
Melbourne Coordinator, Dr Shabaz Chaudhry
IT Coordinator Sadaqat Siddiq &Ishaq Sabir Shahi
& Bureau Chief in Pakistan Rana Tahir Javed

So well done Paklink Team.

It is my pleasure to introduce Mr Anjum Ayaz who is with us today. Mr Ayaz is an internationally acclaimed Artist
fromPakistan.He is sculptor,a calligrapher and a performing theater artist.Mr Ayaz has exhibited his work in the USA,France,Holland,Australia,China, Greece, U A E, Canada and several other countries.His sculptures are permanently Installed in China Olympics garden,Japan and 2007 his art piece was one of the few selected for Sculpture by the sea exhibition at Bondi Beach in Sydney.Mr Ayaz is regular visitor to Australia last year he exhibited his Islamic calligraphic art in Sydney and this year he has been commissioned by the first Islamic museum in Melbourne to showcase his art work "Gate Of Knowledge' in a permanent exhibit.

A big hand for Mr. AYAZ ANJUM

Finally the meaning of our slogan, our slogan is LINKING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER, We have the goal to promote Multiculturism in this society and we have tried to bring closeness between the locals and ethnic groups.

We will continue to :
Promote Multiculturism
Bringing harmony amongst all communities & Linking communities together

Thanks You.

Editor-in-Chief Sada-e-Watan Syed Zafar Hussain,Hon.Michelle Rowland MP and High Commissioner Abdul Malik Abdullah

Mr.Muhammad Asif,Chairman & Managing Editor of Paklink Australia is speaking at the 4th Anniversary of the Magazine held at the Himalaya Restaurant


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