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Annual Report

2013

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Contents
Our vision ............................................................................................................................................ 5 A. B. C. Collaborations ............................................................................................................................. 5 Communications ......................................................................................................................... 8 Connections ................................................................................................................................ 8

Outcomes .............................................................................................................................................. 11 Key Achievements: ................................................................................................................................ 11 Grants.................................................................................................................................................... 13 Beenai Project ....................................................................................................................................... 12 Future plans .......................................................................................................................................... 13 Pakistan Day event 2014 ............................................................................................................... 13 Aus Pak Friendship Initiative ......................................................................................................... 13 Pakistan Film Festival .................................................................................................................... 13 August 2014 event ........................................................................................................................ 13 Collaboration with Australian Asian Association .......................................................................... 13 Cricket Tournament ...................................................................................................................... 13 OMI Community Grant for major celebration in collaboration with other Muslim organisations ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 Research ........................................................................................................................................ 13 TREASURERS REPORT ........................................................................................................................... 14 Statement of Expenses ......................................................................................................................... 15 Statement of Expenses ......................................................................................................................... 16 Final word ............................................................................................................................................. 17 Acknowledgments................................................................................................................................. 17

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Dear All It is my pleasure to formally present our first annual report and thank to all of those who have contributed their time, feedback and support to the group. The feedback provided especially when we were preparing constitution for registration as an incorporated organisation was great otherwise this step would have not been taken and the group is now fortunate enough to have a team that can oversee the management. Although our first annual report should cover the report from Jan Dec 2013, we have intentionally included past activities so the members can see the growth of the Group after registration. On behalf of my team please accept our heartfelt thanks for all the support that you have provided.

Fatima Khushnud Secretary

Our vision
This group was formed with main objective to promote social cohesion. A roadmap was developed following our incorporation with three key features on which our strategic plan is developed. (Figure 1) a. Collaborations b. Communications c. Connections

Figure 1: Strategic Plan

A. Collaborations
Intra community:

Established Urdu book collections. o Nedlands Library o Bandiyup Correction Services. Arrange events for new migrants so they can mix with other community members. o Two Barbecues were arranged Arrange evenings with distinguished guests from Pakistan. o Journalist and educator Sohail Waraich o Pakistan National Hockey team in 2012 at Hilliarys Beach o Pakistan National Hockey Team 2013 at Cottesloe and Matilda Beach

Figure 2: Pakistan Hockey Team at Cottesloe Beach 2013

Provide support in settlement to students and migrants through providing links to existing services, providing references as and when required and assisting in employment through peer support. Nominated Muhammad Iqbal Khan for Australian of The Year for his community service. Nominated Vaneezeh Kalim for HBF Junior sports hero of the year award.

Figure 3: Junior Heroes 2013

Introduced Making us proud initiative to acknowledge Pakistani community members showing excellence in their fields/leading initiatives to make this world a better place.

Figure 4: HE Abdul Aziz Uqaili with Making Us Proud winners and PIA team 2013

Inter-communities

Involvement with other groups to promote awareness about Pakistani customs and culture. o Pakistan cultural day, An information seminar in collaboration with Australian Asian Association presented by Dr. Asifa Asif, Dr. Fehmida Fasim, Dr. Khalid Bashir and Dr. Zarrin S Siddiqui. o Cultural awareness session with members of Zonta club international Perth division o Participation in Fitness on Run Project with Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia (ECCWA). o Speaker at Seminar Talking about Culture and Mental Health, Department of Health o Screening of Pakistani movie Ramchand Pakistani on Mega screen in collaboration with Northbridge Piazza and thanks to Ms. Mehreen Jabbar. o Screening of Shahrukh Khan ki Maut supported through Beyond Gambling Program and with thanks to Saife Hassan and Natasha De Souza. o Screening of Crossing the line in collaboration with Sanskiriti Association and Multicultural Services Centre of WA and with thanks to Anita Barar. o Interstates support provided through dissemination of information to sister organisations interstate about the activities of each other.
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o Participation and nominations in committees and organisation working at State levels. o Presentation at the Theosophical Order of Service Letter of support to Ananda Barton (ECCWA) for his nomination to WA Multicultural Awards in the community service category. Collaborated for Islamic classes at the University of Western Australia

Figure 5: An initiative of community members

Nominated Kathy Ursich for Westpac Treasurer of the Year Award. Nominated Moira Kelly of Children First foundation for the Australian of the Year Award. Dr. Lavina Vaz, our member elected as the rural representative on ECCWA Management Committee. Miss Rida Ahmed was elected as the Vice President and chair for ECCWA Youth sub-committee in 2012. Ms. Fatima Khushnud represented the Group in the Organising Committee of Vincent Celebrates Eid. Dr. Zarrin S Siddiqui as official delegate for CHOGM Peoples Forum.

B. Communications
Use of web 2.0 technologies to reach a wider community with tools like Facebook and Twitter Introducing the fortnightly newsletter both in electronic format and hard copy to keep members informed of whats happening.

C. Connections
For three consecutive years 2011 through 2013 we have been collaborating with Hockey WA in publicising the International Super Series. For the International Super

Series in 2011, then Deputy High Commissioner who was on official assignment in Perth specially joined the group in the match played against India.

Figure 6: Deputy High Commissioner Tasawwur Khan with community in Perth.

Collaborated with OXFAM to raise funds for flood relief in Pakistan.

Figure 7: Collaborating with OXFAM

Poster presentation at Social Innovation Conference 2012. In 2012 and 2013, Rida Ahmed was officially appointed as the liaison person for the hockey team. The organisation was also provided opportunity to welcome the famous singer from Pakistan Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the Chair was provided honour to facilitate his only concert in Perth as Master of Ceremony. In 2012 year for the first time the Pakistani community celebrated ANZAC day in Australia. As 30th April is commemorated as day for Pakistani armed personnel who have sacrificed their lives in War against terror we combine both events as one. In May 2013, for the first time Pakistani community participated in Australias biggest morning tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council and served Pakistani savouries at UWA Guild Village. Thanks specially to Beenish Umer, Shazia Khan and Maleeha for providing us with
Figure 8: Morning Tea

savouries to be served. Zarrin S Siddiqui and Fatima Khushnud elected as the President and Management Committee member of Ethnic Communities council of WA respectively. Rida Ahmed declared finalist in WA Pride of Australia Medal. Arranged a poetry evening Matters of Heart during Seniors Week 2013 through funding. This event was attended by writers from both Indian and Pakistani origin and was presided by Sir M Yaar Khan Azhar and facilitated by Mohammed Nazar Khan.

Figure 9: 2013 Seniors Week Poetry eve

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The other important initiative is celebrating Australia Day in Pakistan which was originally idea of a Rida Ahmed in 2009 and is an opportunity to support an organisation in Pakistan every year. For 2014 two events are planned in Pakistan. These include installation of two water pumps in the Sindh and support for a primary school in Sialkot.

Figure 10: Stall at Vincent Celebrates Eid

Outcomes
This increased more involvement of the younger generation and new migrants as well as provides a sense of belonging to older community members to Australia. The sharing of information through facebook has grown. Similarly the number of invitations to the events and requests for collaboration has doubled in 2013.

Key Achievements:
Facebook subscribers grown from 620 in Dec 2012 to 2620 as of 30th Dec. 2013. Implement social media use policy for subscribers. Created our own visual identity with Nevin Jayawardana creating the logo for the group. Launched the website. Designed two banners which were displayed at the Perth Hockey Stadium during International Super Series 2013. Presence on Twitter with 25 subscribers @piainc
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Men in Green joins us as our first Associate member. Independence Day event in collaboration with City of Vincent attended by HE A Aziz Uqaili. Collaboration with City of Vincent for Eid-ul-Azha Celebration. Pakistani Band TalBees performance at Eid-ul-Azha Celebration. Men in Green our cricket team participating in the events. Purchased media projector, screen and sound system for official use. Appointment to City of Joondalup, Strategic Community Reference Group. Secretarys meeting with the Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashood A Khan in Pakistan to explore avenues for collaboration in schools.

Figure 11: Meeting with the Provincial Education Minister

Beenai Project In 2013 we started working on a project to seek donations and used pair of eye glasses for donation in Pakistan. These may help someone who cannot afford to buy eye glasses. The Theosophical Order of Service is our major contributor to this project in 2014 as they are actively involved in collection.

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Grants Received three grants 1. 2. 3. 4. City of Vincent Cultural Fund for August Event $550 Volunteers Grant 2013 for buying necessary equipment $2000 Seniors Week Grant for organising Seniors poetry event $660 Australia Post: not successful but received a one year subscription to Our Community Funding Centre 5. Two grants were declared successful but the amount will be transferred in 2014. Bankwest Happy Communities Grant $200 City of Joondalup Cultural Fund: Round One $395

Future plans
Pakistan Day event 2014 To be held in collaboration with City of Joondalup on 23rd March 2014. Aus Pak Friendship Initiative To acknowledge Australian community members who have gone extra mile to support the Group/Pakistani community members or have been working on projects in Pakistan to help underserved communities. Pakistan Film Festival Pakistani cinema is currently in revival phase. This project will bring Pakistani movies to be screened in Australia. Negotiations are still in progress. August 2014 event Avenues for funding explored. Collaboration with Australian Asian Association Representation on the Aged Care Committee. Cricket Tournament Our Affiliate member Men in Green will participate in the event in 2014. OMI Community Grant for major celebration in collaboration with other Muslim organisations Represented by Fatima Khushnud Research Evaluation of Domestic violence programs in Australia.in progress Maria Farooq, Zarrin S Siddiqui, Rida Ahmed

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Treasurers report
It is absolute pleasure to present the report. We have divided the report in two sections. a. The first section provides the financial report prior to incorporation, when we did neither have an ABN Number nor registered for GST and there was no bank account. All the expenses during this year were personally borne by the members of the Management committee except the ticket sales for Hockey series. b. After incorporation in November 2012, we did not have any activity as we were busy completing necessary details and the bank account was opened only in Jan 2013 so the second section relates to financial report post incoproration. One important thing that needs to be remembered is that as per constitution we need to get our account audited if the associations budget exceeds $4000 annually. The budget did exceed $4000 however the balance in the accounts relates only to grant money and as per contractual requirements can only be used solely for the grant purpose. We did try to find an auditor who can do it pro bono but were unsuccessful. A motion was therefore passed at AGM held on 24th January 2014, that the financial report be accepted and the Group should try to raise funds to cover the cost of audit for the year 2014.

Maria Farooq Treasurer

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Statement of Expenses
October 2011 Dec 2012. ITEMS INCOME EXPENSES

1. CHOGM Hockey Series 2011 tickets 1758.00 1758.00 2. An evening with Sohail Waraich a. Venue in kind b. Catering + Gift 80.00 3. Australia Day at National Institute of Child Health, Karachi 250.00 4. 23rd March 2012 Meet and Greet in collaboration with Australian Asian Association a. Venue and catering funded through Aged Care Project 5. Anzac Day + Youm-e-Shuhda a. Venue in kind b. Catering 60.00 6. Eidul Azha Barbecue in kind 7. Books for Nedlands Library in kind 8. Books for Bandyup Correction Service in kind 9. CHOGM Hockey Series 2012 tickets 459.00 459.00 10. An evening with Pakistan Hockey team 350.00 11. ECCWA Membership fee 2010 11 33.00 12. ECCWA Membership fee 2011 12 33.00 13. Advertisement in the newspaper 149.00 14. Incorporation fee paid to DOCEP 135.00 15. Screening Pakistani movie in kind supported through City of Perth.

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Statement of Expenses Jan 2013 Dec 2013 ITEMS INCOME Membership 103 Independence day 2700 City of Vincent Grant 550 Seniors week Grant 660 Volunteer Grant 2000 Donation for Pakistani in Distress 940 Morning Tea 176 Australia Day Donation for Two water pumps 320 Fundraising at Vincent Celebrates Eid 327 Banners 550 Bank Fee Interest 0.88 TOTAL $8326.88 Closing Balance as of 31st Dec 2013 EXPENSES 3350 632 1600 940 176 320 327 550 1.5 $7896.5 $430.3

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Final word
It is always the community whose support helps us to achieve our objectives. A small group that marked its beginning in August 2011 to support OXFAM concert in raising funds for flood relief in Pakistan followed by an active participation during CHOGM 2011 is now a well-known group. During last two years we have been indebted with the support receive from our friends both in Pakistan and Australia and there are certain names that need to be acknowledged in particular for their overwhelming contribution and time to the success of our activities. Thank you very much and our apologies if we have missed any names. Zarrin S Siddiqui President

Acknowledgments
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Mr. Ahmed Saeed and family Mrs. Amina Syed and family Counsel Gen of Pakistan in Sydney and Trade Minister Abdul Aziz Uqaili Ex-Counsel Gen. of Pakistan in Sydney Azam Muhammad Deputy High Commissioner Tasawar Khan (Transferred to the United States of America in 2013) Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Canberra, Asima Rabbani Dr. Zille Shehzad and family Dr. Farhat Asif and family Dr. Fehmida Fasim Dr. Khalid Bashir Mr. Khusrau Kalim and family Ms. Mehreen Jabbar Ms. Natasha d Souza Mr. M Nazar Khan Mr. M Yaaar Khan Azhar Mr. Nevin Jayawardhane Mr. Prem Mathur Mr. Ramdas Sankaran Mr. Rehan Alavi Mrs. Rehana Ateeq and family Mr. Saife Hassan Mr.Shane Tonkins Mrs. Shirin Qamar and Family Mr. Syed Zafar Hussein Ms. Yasmeen Syed and Members of TalBees Band Brigadier Zahoor Ahmed, Ex-Defence Advisor, High Commission of Pakistan 17

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Pakistanis in Australia Inc. is an incorporated group to support students and migrants in their settlement and to initiate projects in Australia and Pakistan that promote mutual collaboration between two countries and promote a positive image of Pakistan and Australia. 46 Kanangra Crescent, Greenwood WA 6024. Ph. 0434841705 https://www.facebook.com/groups/pakistanisinaustralia/ http://pakistanisinaustrali.wix.com/piainc @piainc

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