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PIA NEWS VOL.6

Issue 10

T ELECTIONS 2016 PASSION, INTEGRITY & APNAPAN
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ELECTIONS 2016
PASSION, INTEGRITY & APNAPAN

PIA News

Vol.6

15th May 2016

The Federal elections are now announced. Please register/update your details ASAP if you have just turned 18, become Australian citizen or have changed addresses. All the details are available at

If you are eligible to vote and will be in Pakistan at the time of election, please note that there is no facility at the Australian High Commission in Pakistan to vote so please register yourself for postal vote. This is very important as many Muslims go to Saudi Arabia during the last ten days of Ramazan or would be planning to visit Pakistan to celebrate eid with family.

It is of extreme importance that you select the candidates on the basis of the party policies. A number of new migrants that we have discussed the issues are confused as to who to vote for. The ABC News channel has launched this tool which may be helpful in understanding the policies of the three major parties in Australia so do give it a try. Beside try to attend Election forums so you can ask questions from the prospective candidates and understand their perspectives and party policies.

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HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO BROTHER SALIM YUSUF

On behalf of Pakistanis in Australia we convey our heartfelt condolences to br. Salim Yusuf whose father passed away last week.

VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2016

Pakistanis in Australia is recipient of Volunteer Grant 2016 and a part of this grant will be used towards buying first aid equipment, manikins to train CPR as well as to buy Marquee and folding tables to be used for our outdoor activities.

Our Bike Week Grant is now acquitted; Recycling Grant was unsuccessful, so we are waiting on two more grants submitted earlier this year.

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA: PIA PARTICIPATES

year. AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA : PIA PARTICIPATES SBS URDU SERVICE COVERS ELECTION Mr. Rehan Alvi

SBS URDU SERVICE COVERS ELECTION

Mr. Rehan Alvi is a familiar name to all Urdu listeners of SBS. He will be covering Federal elections and has already been very active. He will also be interviewing young ones who are voting for the first time in election 2016.

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RAISING AWARENESS REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

To help raise awareness about domestic violence internationally, High Commissioner Naela Chohan of Pakistan, along with Lady Cosgrove (Governess General), and activist Rosie Betty organized an art event including an auction on 13 th May, 2016.

The event was attended by a number of dignitaries and community members. This is first time that the High Commission of Pakistan in Australia has taken a proactive step in raising the awareness and hopefully it will continue in future.

AUSTRALIA DAY IN SPRING 2016.

it will continue in future. AUSTRALIA DAY IN SPRING 2016. Congratulations to Zeeshan Sheikh who received
it will continue in future. AUSTRALIA DAY IN SPRING 2016. Congratulations to Zeeshan Sheikh who received

Congratulations to Zeeshan Sheikh who received AUSAID Alumni Excellence Award in Pakistan. Senator Mehreen Faruqi was also present at the occasion.

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INVITATION TO A FREE EVENT

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE / ATTEND

Literary Evening on 22 nd May, 2016

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