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69th Independence Day


  • PIA NEWS VOL.5 Issue 16

    PIA News Vol.5

    3rd August 2015 A


    Dear All, It is officially our 100th issue and who would have thought that a small initiative that started with CHOGM 2011 will go such a long way. Every issue is currently circulated to 300+ subscribers as well as more than 4700 readers have read the electronic version available on web. We are grateful to all the patrons who have provided feedback and comments during last 200 weeks and hope to continue with the same. Thanks to all of you have contributed the news items for the issue.

    EID AND 69th INDEPENDENCE DAY HAND IN HAND Planning is going ahead for the event on 8th August and if you have not purchased tickets as yet you can do so electronically at We are waiting for the confirmation from Hon. Liza Harvey, Minster for Women Interests and Hon. Liz Behjet so the program can be finalised which should be available on Wednesday morning. We do expect guests to arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. The dinner will be served at 7.30 followed by Lollywood performance of Jhoom Group. Dessert would be served after the performance.

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    Last week we launched the quiz to coincide with the Hepatitis Awareness Week and as part of a grant received from Hepatitis WA. In all 43 responses were received of which fifteen respondents were randomly selected to receive the free tickets to our event on 8th August.

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    Consulate General of Pakistan

    Level 7, 32 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

    Phone: +61 2 9222 1807 Email:

    Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili,

    Consul General & Trade Commissioner of Pakistan

    Cordially invites

    Pakistanis, Australian Pakistanis and Australian Friends of Pakistan

    To attend

    The Flag Hoisting Ceremony

    To Mark

    69th Independence Day of Pakistan


    Date: 14th August 2015 (Friday)

    Time: 10.00 AM 11.00 AM


    Pakistan House (Residence of Consul General)

    5 Ryrie Street, Mosman, NSW 2088, Australia

    Important Notes

    Kindly RSVP latest by 5th August 2015 (Wednesday) by email to or fax on 02-9222 1824.

    This is an Open Invitation but confirmation for participation (RSVP) is essential.

    The Flag Hoisting will be performed at 10.15 AM sharp.

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    PREPARING FOR EIDUL AZHA Another collaborative activity that we are involved with is Eid event which will be held on 11th October Insha Allah which is funded by the Office of Multicultural Interests.

    COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITIES NETWORK We are delighted to be part of a new collaborative network to support underserved communities. The

    first event to raise funds for the earthquake relief activities was held on Saturday the 1st August led by the

    Filipino Australian Multicultural Association. Hon. Liz Behjet represented the Minister for Multicultural

    Interests Hon. Mike Nahan.

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    The Australian Nepalese Friendship Society Inc. and the Nepalese community of the Canberra region

    present a fundraising screening.

    Based on the popular book of Balkrishna Sama, the 'Shakespeare of Nepal.'

    When: 6.30pm, Friday 14 August 2015

    Where: NFSA Theatrette, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT 2601


    $20 Adults

    $15 Concession (Students, Seniors, Pensioner & Health Care card holders)

    Quality light Refreshments on arrival from 6.30pm, film screening commences 7pm.

    For more information Pradeep Timalsina 0401 248 598

    The film is based on a conservative Boksi (witch) thoughts in Nepalese community and

    psychological impact on children and it's consequences on the society. The film Boksi( The witch )

    has been awarded as the special film by the Nepal Film Development Board and best film in

    Chhayachhabi D cinema Award.

    There are English subtitles and non Nepali friends would also enjoy it. Keep 14th August free and

    please come support us as proceeds will go to rebuild earthquake affected rural School in Nepal.

    100% of the profit from the screening will be contributed to rebuild earthquake affected school in

    remote rural Nepal.