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.
Situation has greatly changed over the years. The Pakistani community has grown beyond expectations —— the geographical distances have increased— people have their own comfort zones and priorities as to with whom they wish to socialise. As such it is no longer possible to gather the whole community on ONE platform.
There is a desire and requirement that we move forward by forming a higher common platform or an umbrella body where various Organisations can work together while retaining their independent identities. Even this could not be achieved because heads of various Orgnisations wanted to claim the leadership of this umbrella body.
It gives us great pleasure to inform you all that Presidents of 3 Organisations defied all social tendencies of cut-throat — leg pulling– self- promotion —- mutual rivalries — and dared to form an umbrella body to represent Pakistan from one higher common platform whenever required. These 3 Presidents have shown lot of foresight, unifying spirit, mutual understanding and great leadership.
The Presidents of following Organisations held a meeting on Fri 10 Apr 09:
1. AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORUM INC. (AMCEF)
President; Jamil Coudhary (Mob; 0400 176 206)
2. PAKISTANI AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION; (PACA)
President; Dr. Shahbaz Aftab; (Mob: 0427 302 644)
3. PAKISTAN AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATION MELBOURNE INC. (PAAM)
President: Dr Iqbal Gondal; (Mob: 0402 911 670)
During the meeting the 3 Presidents resolved to form and join:
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN ORGANISATIONS INC. (AFPO)