Canada Pakistan Friendship Association Celebrates 76th Pakistan Day, AGM and Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday 26th March, 2016 at Capital Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
The dinner was attended by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Gagan Sikand, MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, Ron Starr, Mississauga Ward 6 Councillor, Asghar Ali Golo, Consul General of Pakistan, Toronto and a large number of Pakistani community members, Important Leaders and officials, including Greetings to the event organizers from Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, Leader of the Ontario PC Party, Patrick Brown, and Ontario Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Government House Leader, Yasir Naqvi, Senator, Victor oh, MPP, Dipika Darmerla, Toronto Mayor, John Tory, Milton Mayor, Gord Krantz, and Peel Regional Police Chief, Jennifer Evans.
Before dinner, CPFA held its annual general body meeting and elected 3 new Board of Directors Mr. Zahid Rashid, Shahzad Jeffery, and Hashim Reza Taqvi. They also elected their office bearers for the next term. Mr. Ahsan Qureshi, Chairman, Mr. Mushtaq Anjum, President, Mr. Hashim Reza Taqvi, Secretary, Mr. Kaiser Nawaz, Treasurer, Mr. Tariq Shah, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Mr. Mirza Naseem Baig, Vice President, Public Relations, Mr. Aziz Chouhdery, Vice President, Strategic Planning.
Event started with the National Anthems of Canada and Pakistan, Bashir Khan, Qandeel Shah and Hashim Taqvi were Master of Ceremony, they welcome all the guests and describe the Vision, Mission and Mandates of Canada Pakistan Friendship Association. Mayor of Mississauga awarded certificates to CPFA and all the directors. Consul General of Pakistan awarded certificate of appreciation from CPFA to volunteers of CPFA. Mississauga Councillor Ron Starr, MPP Bob Delaney, MP Gagan Sikand, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Consul General of Pakistan Asghar Ali Golo Spoke briefly to the guests
With light music sitting dinner served on guest tables.
Musical program with national songs were presented by Jibran Hashmi, Tariq Hameed and group.