Not the only Australian in Lahore

Report by Jon Prunty Welcome fellow readers of this paper. It is an honour to share my preconceptions and experiences of my 2010 visit to Pakistan with you, alongside the many other stories and events that appear here that colourfully portray Pakistan as a multifaceted inward and outward looking nation in the contemporary forefront ofRead More


We have the privilege of informing you regarding a landmark and significant event in the social activities of Pakistani community in Melbourne. Few years back there was a general opinion that the whole Pak community in Melbourne should remain together on ONE platform. Our elders urged various Organisations to merge together to show unity. SituationRead More

Pakistan’s first Winter Olympian conquers slopes of Whistler

Paul Watson via WHISTLER, B.C.– In his quest to become an Olympian, Muhammad Abbas first had to tame a mountain beast called Malam Jabba. High above northwest Pakistan’s Swat valley, Malam Jabba’s runs were so wild the International Ski Federation refused to certify them for competition until a bulldozer smoothed out some of theRead More

WADA mulls caffeine ban after AFL scare

WADA president John Fahey told The Age newspaper that caffeine pills were against the spirit of the sport, adding that he would ask the body’s medical committee to examine a new ban when it meets in September. – AP Photo MELBOURNE The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is considering re-introducing a ban on caffeine products afterRead More

A STAR WAS BORN: Brightest of All

Dr. Zarrin S Siddiqui President (Pakistan Association of Western Australia) Pakistan Association of Western Australia sends an electronic newsletter to all its members every second Monday. As usual in the first issue of the March as per the Executive Committee decision we decided to look for people who have contributed significantly to the community inRead More

Pakistani scientist’s breakthrough in Hormone Research

There is no limit to talent within Pakistan. A former Pakistani Harvard fellow, Dr. Talat Waseem, serving at Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, has discovered important roles ghrelin in gastrointestinal tract. Ghrelin has been recently thought to be related to control of feeding behavior. He won 2009 Travel Award and presented his research workRead More

Islamic Banking and Finance Services

By Maria Bhatti and Hyder Gulam The Islamic banking and finance (IBF) system is a small but growing sector in the finance industry which is gaining popularity due to its ability to present an alternative banking system. Globalisation and the rising number of faithful Muslims has made it advantageous for the Australian finance market toRead More

South Asian Community Link Group

Farrukh Hussain President Ms Liz Beattie In recent years, South Asians have become the fastest growing community in Australia. Keeping in view the strong growth of the population, representatives from South Asian countries are joining hands together to come forward and present themselves under one umbrella for assistance and betterment of South Asian population in Australia. Surely it is firstRead More

Pakistan Australia Association of Melbourne [PAAM] celebrates Pakistan Day Function

Pakistan Day falls on 23rd of March and is celebrated to commemorate the passing of the Lahore Resolution “in Lahore” on 23rd March 1940, which came to be called as Pakistan Resolution. This resolution gave direction to the Muslims of Indian Subcontinent and ultimately under the exemplary leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, they succeededRead More


by Zarrin S Siddiqui The month of March has special significance in the history of Pakistan which goes back to 70 years when Lahore resolution now called as Pakistan Resolution was passed on 23rd March. The Pakistani organisations around Australia celebrate this day by organising different activities. This year the day was observed on 3rdRead More