PPBSA organised Star Night 2019 at Thai Waterfront Bella Vista.


Pakistan is Emerging as a New tourist Destination where you destine to meet progressive, positive and courteous people. Pakistanis overseas are playing a very pivotal role in promoting this image worldwide. To acknowledge great contributions of those who brought lots of respect and honour for Pakistani community here and back home, PPBSA (Overseas Pakistani Professionals and Business Entrepreneur Syndicate Australia) through its President Dr. Khurram Kayani organised a Pakistani Shinning Stars Night at a Thai at Waterfront restaurant in Bela Vista on Friday, the 12th July, 2018.


His Excellency Baber Amin High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia graced the event as the Chief Guest of the night. Pakistani Stars Night was attended by leading Pakistani personalities and guests from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Mr Abdul Majid Yousafani – Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney, Brigadier Muhammad Asim Khan – Defence Advisor and Attaché, , Bushra Salam – Consul Pakistan in Sydney, Abbas Rana – President Pakistan Association of Australia, Muhammad Asif—President Australia Pakistan Chamber, Insaaf Ali Khan – President Pakistan Engineering Association Australia, Raja Taseer – CEO Humwatan Media Group, Yogesh K Sharma organizer of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Show, Syed Javed Hussain, Ejaz Khan, Raja Aslam, Akhtar Ali, Shoab Khan, , Mohammad Munir – CEO Sydney Forex,  Ahmed Ali, Dr. Matloob Khushi, Ali Murtaza – President Hydri Welfare Association Sydney, Maqsood Nagi of Humwatan Radio, Dr. Suhail Memon, Jabbir Hussain Turi, Ali Chohan, Faisal Shamsi MD PB Harrision, Bilal Nabi, Mrs Professor Rahat Munir, Aurangzeb Baig – Media, Zafar Khan, Naveed Ali, Sunail Hussain, Erun Sunail, Zaheer Alvi, Parveen Jhang, Haji Shabbir Ahmed, Saad Malik, Fuad and Mehr un Nisa Ahmed, Shafqat Ali – Young Innovators,  Maryam Popal Zahid, Atif Fahim – Shahid Afridi Foundation, Farhat Jaffri, Hamid Saroha, Sash Lal, Tariq Mirza, Javed Nazar, Rana Javed Imran and others.


Mrs Qatlat Nabi and Mehr un Nisa Fuad two professional advisors of PPBSA welcomed and presented bouquets to Excellency Babar Amin and Consul General Abdul Majid Yousafani on their arrival to the venue.


Mr Kayani in his opening speech thanked Excellency Baber Amin who has started visiting cities in Australia and meeting people and solving their problems. First time Conference of Consulate Generals was held in Canberra, meeting VCs of Universities, Political parties’ members, etc., and many other great initiates already started by him. He is a man who talk less and act more and we are extremely thankful for extending a great support to us tonight.


PPBSA shared the process of nomination and election of awards with attendees and how they kept the process purely on merit and transparent.


Then awards for most outstanding Pakistani professionals were announced and accorded by his excellency as follows:

  1. Most Outstanding Professional 2019 – Faisal Shamsi MD of PB Harrison.
  2. Most Outstanding Academic Performance 2019 – Dr. Matloob Khushi
  3. Most Outstanding Social Contribution to Australian Society 2019 – Shafaq Jafri
  4. Life time achievement Award for Social Contribution to Australia 2019 – Abbad Rana
  5. Life time Achievement for outstanding Media Service 2019 – Syed Zafar Hussain
  6. Pak Community Services Appreciation Award – Excellency Baber Amin


Audience not only clapped and appreciated all award recipients but also gave a standing ovation to Syed Zafar Hussain and Excellency Baber Amin.


Muhammad Munir announced four tickets to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan concert against questions those were won by Mrs. Professor Rahat Munir and Mrs. Shoab Khan. Free Dinner vouchers for couples were sponsored by Lahori Dhaba Punchbowl, Ali Dine Inn Lakemba, Himalya Granville and Tandoori Hutt Enmore. All guests were presented with free gift hampers from Freshco Foods, Oasis, Sydney Forex, Rabitah Magazine, and others.


At the end Dr. Khurram Kayani thanked all those who whole heartedly supported and promoted the event like Humwatan Media Group, Sada e Watan Sydney, Sangat, Urdu Point, Pak News, Rabitah Magazine, BOL Radio, Humwatan Radio, Raja Aslam, Auranzeb Baig and others. That lead to a scrumptious Thai dinner.



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