”Chaar kataban utton utriyan, punjwan utra sota – kee chhota, tey kee motta” — Dunda needed to tame the corrupts and improve governance, says Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti
By J. Choudhry/ISLAMABAD:
Pakistanis are damaging Pakistan through corruption and bad-governance. Lt-Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti expressed this views at the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards held in Islamabad on April 7, 2018. Gen. Chishti was the Chief Guest at the awards ceremony. Social Activist and Policy Analyst Afsheen Zeesshan was the Chairperson; Dr Murtaza Mughal, Chairman of the Nazariya-e-Pakistan Center Trust, Islamabad and President of Pakistan Economy Watch was the Guest of Honour. Senior Educationist Aamna Rauf Malik was the Key-Note Speaker, while Mubasher Mir, President of Karachi Editors Club, TV Anchorperson/Analyst and Amin Kunjahi, author, poet and columnist were the Special Guest Speakers. Kinza Abbasi, a social activist and student of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad was the Moderator of the Awards while Zoya Nazir, an MBA from London was the Host of the ceremony. Javed Mahmood, Chief Editor of Weekly Corporate Ambassador and Founder of CA Awards organized the well-attended 13th awards ceremony in Islamabad.
The ceremony was started with recitation of Holy Quran by Hifsa Gul, Social Activist and student of LLM in International Trade in Islamabad.
Kinza Mumtaz Abbasi was the moderator of the 13th awards ceremony.
Zoya Nazir, an MBA from London, was the Host of the ceremony.
Zoya Nazir is presenting flowers bouquet to our key-note speaker Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist/Founder of the Fog-Light, engaged in teachers/students development on charity basis.
Below is a group photo of award winners
Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti further stated that Pakistan is being damaged by Pakistanis — Neither Americans, nor any other outsider is coming here to undermine Pakistan and our people are themselves undermining their motherland, he added.
He said that he had proposed accountability of the corrupt leaders before holding the next elections, but some people were opposing it by saying that this General is pro-Martial Law and he wants imposition of military rule in the country.
Giving a solution to problem, he advocated the need of stiff accountability in the society. He said that the term of the Parliament is for five years, and upon the completion of the term, the parliamentarians must be held accountable, who are found guilty of corruption or any other wrong-doing.
He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should point out the attendance and performance of the elected parliamentarians. As we know that several MNAs rarely attend the sessions of the parliament and how they could become the true representatives of the people.
He said that only Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified, but we want to know that how many of the 342 MNAs are ‘ahal’ and did they violate any law or not during their ongoing term. The people are saying that Imran Khan is not going to the parliament, then how he could be the representative of the people.
Similarly, Nawaz Sharif says “Mujhay Q-Nikala” _ he must know the purpose/motives of holding Aqama despite being the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He defended Faizabad ‘dharna’ by saying that the government a blunder of amendment in the oath-taking of the parliamentarians by omitting clauses related to Khatma-e-Nabuwwat. Amendment in oath-taking of parliamentarians was an attack on Khatm-e-Nabuwwat that subsequently led to ‘Faizabad dharna’, he added.
Giving a solution, he said that whenever the people look for proposals for the marriage of their adult children, they get details about the would-be bridegroom __ what is he doing, how much he is educated, what is his job and source of income. In the coming elections, the people must look at the performance of the sitting parliaments to make decision whether they want to support the present elected representatives or want to elect the new ones as better choice.
“Our existence is linked with the entity of Pakistan. I am starting from the point _ where we are standing today and why? “Deen aur Dunya mein us say bara munafik nahi koi, jo zulm sehta hey, baghawat nahi kerta,” he said.
He enthralled the audience by saying more in Punjabi “chaar (4) katabaan utton utriyan, punjwa utrya sota – kee chhota te kee motta — Sota ee Peer te Sota ee Murshid, kee chhota, te kee motta. Mundyan dey kum keewain hunday, jay Rab (Allah almighty) hunda sirf chungyan da….”
He outrightly stated that senior citizens of Pakistan are responsible of all kinds of wrongdoings in our country, because they did not educate their children properly.
He pointed out that every nation whether they are Muslims, Hindu, Budhists, Christians or Jews, they have their own country, but Sikhs don’t have their own homeland. Gen. Chishti stated this while seeing a Sikh participant in our awards ceremony. Harmeet Singh, a Pakistani-born Sikh, is the first Sikh TV Anchor in Pakistan, living in Peshawar and he was honoured with award for being the first Sikh TV Anchor in Pakistan.
Gen. Chishti said that Sikhs must try to establish their Khalistan with the aim to have their own separate homeland. He said that a Kashmiri-author inaugurated his book in London and he was also invited in the launching ceremony, where he met with Sikhs and asked them to establish their own countries like other nations.
Afsheen Zeeshan, Chairperson of the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards stated that there was a need to build good image of Pakistan within the country and abroad. She said that whenever she visits any country, the foremost thing the people ask from her was the bad perception of Pakistan.
Afsheen Zeeshan, who recently delivered a lecture in a university in the United States on Disaster Management, said that she was facing the perception-related questions during her foreign visits and she was motivating Pakistanis to make efforts to build good image and perception of their homeland through sincere efforts. Afsheen said that wherever and whenever she got a chance, she elevated the image of Pakistan.
Chairperson of 13th awards appreciated Javed Mahmood for organizing awards to highlight good works of the organizations and individuals having notable achievements. Acknowledging others achievements and appreciating them is really a noble mission that should be promoted in the country. “I have been working in the development sector for the past 15 years and I believe that if the organization, people and the society encourage those doing good work, this would encourage them and double their efficiency, energy, zest and performance,” she added.
She pointed out that the youth of Pakistan was very talented people and they are not inferior in comparison with any other country. She said that thousands of the youngsters living outside Pakistan should make serious struggle to promote soft-image of Pakistan. She further stated that try to be positive, think positive whether your are in depression or crisis and make positive efforts for yourself, your society and the country as well.
Mubasher Mir, President of Karachi Editors Club said: “Our people are trying to resolve problems through Facebook. Even the issue of Kashmir is being fought on Facebook,” he said. He, however, added that there are few people like Javed Mahmood, Chief Editor of Weekly Corporate Ambassador and Founder of CA Awards who are practically appreciating the organizations and individuals doing good work in the country and motivating the others to follow the path of the high-achievers.
He exhorted the people to work for the wellbeing of the people and the society. It is an unfortunate culture in the society that if someone tries to make good work, the others try to create hurdles, he said.
Dr Murtaza Mughal, Guest of Honour of 13th Award, stated that the former Gen. (Retd) was a man of words and commitment. He said that he wanted an exemplary punishment for the criminals and corrupt people in Pakistan when Gen. Zia-ul-Haq imposed Martial Law, but late Zia did not like this idea of Gen. Chishti. He said that if exemplary punishment is given to the rapists, killers and mega corrupt elite members of the society, no one would dare to violate the law.
Dr Mughal said that Gen. Chishti was among those persons who are the well-wishers of Pakistan and patriotic to their motherland. He said that the country need the soldiers like Gen. Chishti to uproot lawlessness and to improve governance.
Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist and founder of Fog-Light said that every Tom, Dick and Harry has established school. “So we are giving education to our future generation, but not teaching them ethics,” she said.
Aamna said that she was making efforts for better teachers/students training and parental guidance to educate them to manage their education and ethical training.She pointed out that her organization, Fog-Light was reaching out to teachers, students in the remote/less-developed areas with the aim for their capacity building and also engaging parents to educate them to handle their responsibility of managing their school/college going children effectively and to enable them to become good citizens of Pakistan.
Islamabad’s famous poet, author and columnist cited few verses of Punjabi poetry and he too appreciated the culture of promoting the others’ good work and he urged the people to make their country better and stronger.
Sunaina Khan, a famous Kathak Dance/Yoga Expert and Trainer receiving the “Performance Arts Ambassador Award” from Chief Guest Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti. Aamna Rauf Malik (in center) is also seen in this picture.
Javed Mahmood Chief Editor and Founder of Corporate Ambassador Awards giving interview to Hermeet Singh to highlight significance of awards and concept of this awards initiative that is going to prove a success story in Pakistan. (Below is photo of the participants of the awards ceremony).
Farhan Wilayat Butt, awar-winner banker and social activist/change champion is presenting a shawl and a gift to Javed Mahmood. Mr Farhan also presented Ajrak and yellow shawl to our Chief Guest Gen. Retd Faiz Ali Chishti.
Mr Bilal Azfar Abbasi, AM Excel Labs, Islamabad, is receiving “Brand Ambassador Award” for his meritorious services in promoting Excel Labs image and branding.
About Excel Labs: Excel Labs (Pvt) Ltd was founded upon core values of patient priority and accurate lab testing. During the past 27 years, Excel Labs have built up a legendary reputation for excellence and grown from a small local lab to a nationwide network covering over 30 cities with a network of 80 branches along with regional labs in Lahore and Multan. However Excel Labs goal remains unchanged – to serve each patient with the same care and service that is at the core of our organisation. Exce Labs takes pleasure to nominate Bilal Azfar Abbasi for this prestigious award.
CEO Excel Labs Dr Naseer said: “He has observed that Bilal Abbasi has brought energy, commitment and vigor to their organization and played a pivotal role in energizing their Marketing Group”. He has successfully served as a liaison between our organization and the Media and also helped to widely spread Excel Labs message that quality and service have continued unchanged as a result of which the Excel Labs have grown to one of the largest lab systems in Pakistan. Bilal Abbasi is a dedicated young man and he has served the Excel Labs as a leading brand ambassador.
Nisar Khattak, Chairman of Smile Welfare Foundation, is receiving “Smile Ambassador Award.
Waji-ul-Hasan, CEO Hi-Tec Company is receiving award. Hi-Tec is the first company in Pakistan to introduce 3-D Flooring in homes, offices and industries. The company is pioneer in this field for innovation in Pakistan.
Famous Poet, Author and Columnist Amin Kunjahi receiving award at the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards organized at Hotel Crown Plaza in Islamabad.
Sadia Kirmani, Director of Muhammad Bin Qasim Blind Center, is receiving award for doing the noble service of serving the blinds community in Multan.
Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist, trainer and Founder of Fog-Light is receiving “Teachers Students Development Award”. Fog-Light is engaged in teachers-students training, grooming and parental guidance to improve education and behavior of their children.
Aysha Rahman, President of Disabled Inclusive Association (DIA) Islamabad (sitting on wheelchair) has been honoured with the award in recognition of her best efforts for the wellbeing of the deserving handicapped people. Being disabled, she has taken the onerous responsibility of serving the disabled women and children in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Syed Assad Abbas, a banker and singer is receiving “Patriotic Singer Award”.
Mr Sohail, CEO of MORAB Advertising is receiving award.
Shahzad Ahmad Rizvi (CEO of Shazi Wedding Photography) is receiving award for being official partner of 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards. He came from Lahore to participate in this ceremony.
Farhan Wilayat Butt, a banker and famous social activist is receiving “Young Champion of Change Award”. He also came from Lahore especially to receive his award.
Dr Murtaza Mughal, a renowned personality is receiving award.
Syed Ali Zulquarnain Naqvi (left) with his award “Inspirational Writer Award”. He is a banker by profession based in Multan and has a passion for inspiration poetry and writings.
About Corporate Ambassador Awards
Corporate Ambassador Awards program was launched in 2012 in Karachi. Senior Journalist, TV Analyst and Chief Editor of weekly Corporate Ambassador Javed Mahmood, who has to his credit more than 28 years’ experience in English Journalism, has started this initiative. The purpose is to appreciate and acknowledge the achievements of the organizations and individuals in the society doing excellent work and to motivate others to seek excellence in their profession, career and work for well-being of the needy people.
Since 2012, more than 450 organizations and individuals, including students, have received this prestigious award. So far 12 awards programs have been organised_ nine in Karachi and three in Islamabad. Today is the 13th Award and we will have three/four brief speeches. After speeches the distribution of awards will begin.