ANNUAL DINNER – ISLAMABAD PETARIANS (PI), Navy Swimming Pool – November 2011
I finally got the photographs and videos of this great function and gathering we had of Petarians on last Saturday 26 November night. We had a professional photographer this time.
This was probably the largest gathering of Petarians in Islamabad in recent times. It would have been larger had it not been for the last minute weddings and the start of Muharram. Many of our friends could not join because of this. But still we had 75 Petarians plus their families – a total of around 125 people who attended.
Our chief guests were LtGen Alam Jan Mahsud (2nd Adjutant), and ex-teachers Mr. Affan Maqsood and Mr. M.K. Mughal. I am thankful to our chief guests for gracing the occasion.
We were lucky to have friends who came from Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Abbotabad and Chakwal. Their names are give in the list below. Thank you very much friends.
People started gathering around 7:15pm and they had enough time for socializing before we started the function at 8:30pm.
Kazi Zulkader, 671 was the master of ceremonies for the evening. He started out by calling on each Petarian to rise up and introduce his name. He then called upon different people to come and give short speeches. Those who came to the podium and spoke were:
Senior most Petarian of the evening – Ali Naqi Naqvi Bhai, kit no. 2 who had come from Lahore.
Lt.Col. Younus Changezi “Tarzan” 788 – who had come from Karachi
Cdre. Abid Saleem 589 – First Petarian Principal
Perways Inam 567 – who came from Faisalabad, and wrote and read a satirical poem about me.
Shahid Mahmud 74104 – who was one of the first to start Petarian activities in Islamabad in 1980s
Wamiq Anwar 659 – who had come from Lahore
Rear Admiral Imdad Jafri 7189 – who had come from Karachi
Mr. M.K. Mughal – our English ex-teacher
Mr. Affan Maqsood – our English ex-teacher
Lt.Gen Alam Jan Mahsud – our ex-adjutant
This was followed by group photographs. We took photos according to each House and also the total group. You can see these in the website above.
Dinner was served. I got so many good comments from everyone on the quality of the food at this gathering.
While dinner was coming to an end, Nadeem Zaigham 808 and his daughter entertained us for nearly an hour with their songs. They were the stars of the evening.
We had great fun, and despite the cold that evening, people didnt really want to leave. The gathering dispersed around 11:30pm.
We will upload the videos of this function on Youtube soon and let you know.
Thanks to all those who came, and we hope that those who missed this great evening will join us for the next one. We will announce the date soon inshallah.
Those who attended this gathering
Adjutant Lt.Gen. Alam Jan Mahsud
Teacher Mr. M. K. Mughal (visiting from Chakwal)
Teacher Mr. Affan Maqsood
2 Ali Naqi Naqvi (visiting from Lahore)
134 Lt. Col. Fayyaz Rana
263 R. Adm. Saeed Sargana
265 Capt. Mahmood Ali Yousuf
273 Maj. M. Arshad Raja (visiting from Faisalabad)
280 M. Zafar Khan
283 Lt.Col. Khalid Siddiqi
297 Brig. Abid Abaidullah
453 Brig. Khalid Aslam
457 Anwar Memon (visiting from Karachi)
460 Zafarullah Khattak (visiting from Peshawar)
500 Maj. Sakhawat Ali Shah
502 M. Zubair Awan
522 Col. Zahoor Malik
530 Tariq Pervez
533 Brig. Naseem Akhtar Khan (visiting from Karachi)
567 Perways Inam (visiting from Faisalabad)
589 Cdre. Abid Saleem
590 Tallat M. Khan
604 Maj. Zulfiqar Kayani
647 Sajjad Haider Rana
659 Wamiq Anwar (visiting from Lahore)
662 Tariq Hussain Awan (visiting from Abbotabad)
671 Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui
Y-10 Lt.Col. Imtiaz Hashmi
717 Javaid Sultan
735 Brig. Mansoor Saeed
788 Lt. Col. M Younus Changezi (visiting from Karachi)
808 Nadeem Zaigham
821 Maj. Iftikhar Zaidi
837 Col. Tajammul’s family
872 Brig. Salik Javaid
883 Tariq Mahmood
6857 Cdre. Sajid Hashmi
6865 Capt. Shafqat Sami
6881 Dr. Tariq Mahmood
6904 Late Dr. Khalid Zaheer’s family
6928 Ateeq Nawaz
6981 M. Amjad Ali
69131 Dr. Javed Malik
7165 Dr. Khawar Khan
7166 Masood Zaman
7178 Cdre. Farrukh Mahfooz
7189 R. Adm. Imdad Jafri
7220 Kausar Iqbal Malik
N-39 Cdre. M. Azhar
7406 Gp.Capt. Dr. Nazir Malik
74104 Shahid Mahmud
8135 Ashar M. Malik (visiting from Lahore)
84116 Ayaz Ahmed
84131 Lt. Col. Tariq Mahmood
84152 Imran Latif
8574 Naveed Rao
85103 Mansoor Cheema
85144 Lt. Cdr. Faisal Siddiqui
8871 Maj. Altaf ur Rehman
8913 Athar Bukhari
8968 Sqn.Ldr. Faisal Nadeem Memon
8990 Zahid Sultan
89133 Tippu Iqbal
9141 Faisal Mahmood
9160 Roshan Ali Shah
9446 Azeem Maqsood
95150 Abdul Sami Rajput
9624 Capt. M. Naeem
9643 Dr. Yasir Raza
96115 Yasir Ahmed Panhwar
96181 Raja Imran
98118 Atif Ahmed Baloch
2005001 M. Haris
2005053 Hammaad Salik