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  • PIA NEWS VOL.5 Issue 10


    PIA News Vol.5

    27th April 2015 A


    Our title image was originally from ANZAC Day however the catastrophic earthquake is not something to be forgotten. Throughout Australia relief networks have been established and donations have started coming in. A number of organisations are working and as we receive the news, we will update on Google+ and facebook page. One such appeal is on our page 9 with contact numbers all across Australia and if allowed we will have a collection point which will be communicated to members. There is need for used clothes and sleeping bags urgently.

    At this moment we are not collecting any cash donations for Nepal earthquake in fact we are not making any transactions through our account to keep Cath Lab donations in progress. We expect to end this campaign on 30th April, 2015.

    Please remember this Thursday we are hosting Brig. Asghar, Our Defence advisor at the University of Western Australia from 4 6 pm. The venue is Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre in the Business School.

    There is assistance available with the scholarships for women in WA if you are interested as well as a series of events arranged by WA Police.

    And please mark your diaries for 1st June celebrate WA day for BBQ and kite festival in collaboration with City of South Perth and DESI WA. The kites are on their way. More details in next issue.

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    At this moment we have been able to raise 5358$. If you want to contribute please do so immediately at

    You can also donate in the following account with DGR status. Rotary Club of Rockingham Charitable Trust Account BSB 633-000 Account No 142631100

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    YOUME SHUHADA: 30th April 4 -6 pm at the University of Western Australia Pakistanis in Australia in collaboration with UWA International Relations Society will be hosting

    Brig. Muhammad Asghar, Defence Advisor- High Commission for Pakistan for a lecture the role

    of Pakistan Army in the war on terror followed by discussion.

    Brigadier Muhammad Asghar was commissioned in the oldest regiment of Corps of Artillery of

    Pakistan on 6 September 1989, the officer passed out from Military Academy with distinction.

    He gained comprehensive experience of art of war as major and attended Australian Command

    and Staff Course during 2003. Thereafter he was responsible for human resources development

    and management in a higher organization which was followed by his one year deputation to the

    United Nations Mission in Liberia. He has the honour to work as faculty member at Command

    and Staff College Quetta.

    On successful completion of National Security and War Course from National Defence University

    in 2012, the Brigadier was posted to the Province of Khayber Pakhtunkhawa to command an

    artillery organization engaged in combating terrorists in connection with WoT. Besides this the

    officer also commanded an infantry component thus duel responsibilities. He gained valuable

    practical knowledge and experience of counter insurgency operations and the challenges

    involved in War on Terror. He actively pursued kinetic and non-kinetic prongs of counter

    terrorism strategy that produced meaningful results in his area of responsibility. He assumed the

    responsibilities of DA Pakistan in Canberra on 10 Oct 2013. Important qualifications of Brigadier


    a. MSc in Defence Management (from University of Canberra)

    b. MSc - Art and Science of Warfare

    c. MSc - Military Sciences

    Mr. Tamjid Aijazi will facilitate the discussion. Fateha will be offered at the end.

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    Friday 1st May 2015 @6pm 9pm - Police Headquarters Celebrates 40 Years (2

    Adelaide Terrace, Perth off Hay Street)

    There will be a historical photo display with information about the history and construction of the heritage-listed Headquarters building. Several historical police motorcycles and cars will be on display and the WA Police Pipe Band will perform. Mounted Section horses will make a visit and Police Headquarters will be illuminated with coloured lights. A sausage sizzle will be on offer (Ive requested for Halal sausages too), with all funds raised supporting WA Police Legacy. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the old East Perth lock-up, which was decommissioned in 2013. The old facility will be opened up to public for one last time, with former staff on hand to guide visitors through parts of the building. The tour will again illustrate to the public the benefits of transitioning to a modern Watch House facility at the Perth Police Centre.

    Saturday 2nd

    May 2015 @1200noon 6pm WA Police Expo (Lakeside Drive, Joondalup next to Joondalup ECU)

    A full afternoon of police style entertainment will be on show during the WA Police Expo. You will have the opportunity to see a simulated riot situation involving 30 to 50 role players being brought under control by the Tactical Teams, Mounted Section and Dog Squad. The Police helicopter will take off from the parade ground, the WA Police Pipe Band will perform and recruits will put on drill demonstration. The Scenario Village will stage a simulated high-risk vehicle stop, a Taser demonstration and Dog Squad will track and arrest a bad guy. In addition, your child can enjoy the Bright Blue disco, sit on a motorcycle or in a car, try on some riot gear and learn more about Constable care, Crime Stoppers, PCYC, Police Ranges, WA Police Legacy, Bright Blue, Police Recruitment. A range of food and drink options will be available throughout the afternoon, with a performance by the Filth.

    Saturday 9th May 2015 @11am 3pm City of Perth International Student Festival 2015 (Perth Cultural Center, Central Square enter via Beaufort Street) A free event that recognises and celebrates the contribution of international students to the cultural diversity of Perth with loads of giveaways, activities and performances! The Brow/Odette Mercy & her Soul Atomics/Boom! Bap! Pow! Ambika Dance Group/Beleza Samba School/Caramelles/CCC Lion Dancers. Event Partners, Curtin University, ECU, Murdoch and UWA. WA Police Multicultural Unit will have an information stall with Police Motorcycles on display for photo taking.

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    A meeting to discuss draft Counter Terrorism Strategy is convened for 28th April. Following

    invitation to comment and provide feedback, we have invited community members to engage

    into discussion however only four members have been able to make it. We are very happy to

    convene another meeting as we do realise that the time was quite short. Please email or

    message us if you would like to be part of the discussion.

    AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE On 1 July 2015 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the department) and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (the service) will formally become one new Department, and our operational enforcement arm, the Australian Border Force (ABF), will be stood up on 1 July 2015.

    The new Departments mission statement is: To protect Australias border and manage the movement of people and goods across it. Delivering on this mission statement contributes to Australias national security, a strong economy and a cohesive society. To achieve our mission, being well connected with our stakeholders is vitally important, and the CRG is a very important relationship to the WA State office as many of the CRG members are able to provide feedback to the department on the experience of our clients. The CRG also contributes towards the development of more effective, responsive, intuitive and equitable service.

    SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE As announced by Hon. Liza Harvey on International Womens Day the applications are now open. We have contacted the department to see if there is a help desk that can help women form CaLD backgrounds to apply for these scholarships and found there is none. In that case we will be very happy to assist anyone who plans to apply for these scholarships and need support to fill in the forms and choose the option that they like. Email us if you need assistance.

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    This is Pakistan The Epitome of The Great Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilisations.

    The Australian Pakistani community celebrated 76th Pakistan Day on 22 & 23 March 2015 in Sydney with renewed zeal and vigour. Koocha-e-Saqafat (The House of Culture) Australia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney, organised a wonderful exhibition titled This is Pakistan The Epitome of the Great Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilisations in the Exhibition Gallery and Hall of the University of New South Wales (UNSW). It was an extremely pleasant and a memorable event, first of its kind in Australia. The captivating images of the picturesque regions of Pakistan, its history and archaeology, its cultures and traditions, the costumes and fashions, the flora and fauna, etc. from Pakistan were exhibited before the Australian audience, for the first time in Australia. The exhibition highlighted the natural treasures of Pakistan