DINNER for Khalid Hashmi (81), Fakhruddin (518), Abrar Mani (7181)- ISLAMABAD PETARIANS (PI), Hangout – December 2011
We were honoured to have three guests visiting Islamabad recently and we organized a dinner at “Ye Olde Hangout” Restaurant on a short notice. Our guests were:
Khalid Hashmi Bhai (81/Latif) from Edmonton, Canada
Cdr(R) Malik Fakhruddin (518/Latif) from Saudi Arabia
Cdr.(R) Abrar Mani (7181/Ayub) from Mississauga, Canada
This took place on Thursday, 22 December. “Ye Olde Hangout” is located in F-7 Markaz (Jinnah Super Market) and it is owned by a Petarian Lt.Col. Moneir Aslam Malik, 427/Iq. He reserved the innner hall separately for us and we had a great time there.
In fact we also wanted Sohail Qureshi bhai, kit no. 175 to also join us. He was in Islamabad last week visiting from Virginia, USA. Unfortunately, he left a day earlier.
Imran Latif was our official photographer as usual. Please dont miss his remarks on the picasa album he uploaded (see link above).
I met Aslam 527 that night after 45 years. That was really great. And there were many more emotional meetings too.
I want to thank our visitors for giving us the opportunity to host them. I am indebted to Khalid Hashmi bhai who has been in touch for the past over a decade, and to Abrar Mani who I met for the first time too. It was really so refreshing to meet both of them. Fakhruddin is my old pal and I have no words to express my happiness to see him almost every year.
Those who attended this gathering
Khalid Hashmi bhai, kit no. 81
Lt.Col. Moneir Aslam Malik, 427
Zubair Awan, 502
LtCol Shafqat Nazar Chatha, 515
LtCdr Malik Fakhruddin, 518
Col Zahoor Malik 522
Raja Mohammed Aslam, 527
Tariq Pervez 530
Tallat Mahmood Khan, 590
Major Zulfiqar Kayani, 604
Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671
Masood Hassan Khan 742
Dr. Nadeem Zaigham 808
Muhammad Ibrahim 973
Brig.Dr. Maqsoodul Hassan 6840
Dr. Zahoor Raja 7119
Masood Zaman 7166
LtCdr Abrar Mani 7181
Kausar Iqbal Malik 7220
Imran Latif 84152