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Twentieth Anniversary of “Daily Urdu News” Celebrated by Pakistani business community, jeddah

Twentieth Anniversary of “Daily Urdu News” Celebrated by Pakistani business community, jeddah.JPG
Twentieth Anniversary of “Daily Urdu News”
 Celebrated by Pakistani business community, jeddah.JPG
In an historical event, the twentieth
anniversary of Daily Urdu News was celebrated with zest and zeal by over 200
multi-national Jeddah VIPs and dignitaries on the eve of Tuesday 13th May
2014 at the Lasani Spinzer Banquet Hall.
Organized by Pakistani
Business Community (PBC), the event’s Chief Guest was H.E Aftab Khokher, Consul
General, Pakistani Consulate Jeddah, and the Guest of Honour was Tariq
Mishkhas, Editor-In-Chief, Daily Urdu News, Jeddah.
Founded in 1996, the
Pakistani Business Community (PBC), is a pioneering organization serving
Pakistani businessmen and corporate executives under the leadership of its able
Chairman Masood Puri and President Abubakar Memon.
Ashfaq Badayuni, Master of
Ceremony, welcomed the guests and conducted the entire event with his usual
grace and eloquence. Qari Engr. Muhammad Asif rendered “Surah Rehman
and his Qirat inspired everyone.

PBC Rohail Memento
PBC Rohail Memento
Formally initiating the
proceedings, Chairman Masood Puri, advised the guests about the activities of
PBC and offered well-deserved appreciation to the staff of Urdu News on their
hard work since two decades. On behalf of millions of Urdu lovers living in
Saudi Arabia, he expressed: “Our daily lives are incomplete without Urdu
Rohail Khan, Chairman, Urdu
Academy International (UAI),  congratulated the entire team of Urdu News for their par
excellence performance. He advised: “Urdu is the 4th largest language in the
world, spoken by 600 million people across the globe. Urdu, after Arabic, is
the second largest source of literature on Islam”.
 As such, “Serving Urdu is serving

Rohail Khan informed the
guests that his organization Urdu Academy International (UAI) is keen to promote new talent among the new generation. Young writers
interested to write Urdu novels should contact UAI to publish their books.
A resident of Saudi Arabia
since 25 years, Rohail advised that Urdu News is certainly a “top ten daily
of the region
”. He reiterated the need to re-launch the weekly “Urdu
News magazine
”, which was suspended
three years ago.
Rohail Khan, formally gave Memento to Tariq Mishkhas in appreciation of his valuable services to
promote Urdu in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  While presenting the memento, the guests
proudly uttered: “Urdu News Zindabad”.
Renowned intellectuals
Athar Abbasi, President Aalmi Urdu Markaz Jeddah, and Zamarrud Saifi recited
poems in honour of Urdu News.
Tayyeb Moosani, General
Secretary, Memon Welfare Society, appreciated Urdu News’s historical role to
serve the expatriates. His suggestion to set-up “online version” of Urdu
News was widely appreciated.
Tariq Mishkhas,
Editor-In-Chief, surprised everyone by addressing in Urdu. Speaking in Urdu with a
light accent, he thanked his team and the expatriate community for their
continued support to Urdu News.
Tariq Mishkhas assured of
his un-daunting support to lead the newspaper to new heights. His golden words
Urdu News Aapka Apna Akhbar Hai” received loud applause.

H.E Consul General Aftab
Khokher lauded the management of Urdu News for being the only local Urdu daily
for the 2.3 million Pakistani diaspora in the Kingdom.
He congratulated Tariq
Mishkhas on the 20th anniversary and added: “Being the National language, Urdu is a
source of unification for the nation. It is our collective duty to promote Urdu
across the world
Among standing ovation, a Memento was presented to Tariq
Mishkhas jointly by the Chairman and President of Pakistan Business Community
duly blessed by H.E. Aftab Khokher and the 200+guests.  
large 20 kg cake was jubilantly cut by Tarik Mishkhas and valued
guests to commemorate the 20th anniversary.

Mr. Abubakar Memon,
President PBC, offered vote of thanks and invited the guests for Mughlai Dinner and Kashmiri

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