PAUAE Petarian Association of UAE

Introduction, History & Activities:

Founded in 2009, the Petarian Association of UAE or PAUAE is the central body of the nearly 150 Petarians living in the UAE.

PAUAE came into being at a grand gathering of Petarians held at Cassell's Ghantoot Resort (located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi) on 13 February 2009. Over 130 people participated (60 Petarians and their families) on this well planned event.

Visitors from outside UAE included Salim Mastan (336) from USA, Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui (671) from Pakistan, Syed Abdul Aziz (6922) from Saudi Arabia, Ghulam Mujtaba Mahar (9423) from Saudi Arabia.

Senior Petarians from within the UAE who graced the occasion included Afzal Iqbal (383), Shafiq Ansari (478), Kamal Shahid Husain (785), Shahab Ayub (846) and many others.

Khalid Hussain Ranjhani, 82125/J was elected the first President of PAUAE during this meeting.

PAUAE has been holding annual gatherings at different resorts in UAE since. It has also held several meetings and gatherings with visitors from abroad.

The Managing Committees of PAUAE have been as follows:

2013-2014 (present)

President:

Muhammad Junaid Khan, 9022/LF

Vice President:

Syed Atif Musarrat, 8885/J

General Secretary: Mohammed Ali Channa, 93111/A
Treasurer:

Syed Imdad Ali Shah, 9924/J

Joint Secretary:

Sardar Sohaib, 2k103/J

Members:

 

Noman Taj, 8568/L

Syed Asim Ali 8983/I

Shahzad Khurram Bajwa, 91155/LF

Aamir Arain, 9309/A

Advisory Committee:

Shafique Ansari, 478/I

Cdre.(R) Tariq Waheed, 7076/A

Obaidullah Soomro, 79109/J

Nasir Ahmed Mehmood, 79113/I

2011-2013

President:

Khalid Hussain Ranjhani, 82125/J
Vice President:

Wajihuddin Ahmed, 89160/LF (until Oct 2011)

Muhammad Junaid Khan, 9022/LF (from Oct 2011)

General Secretary: Shahzad Khurram Bajwa, 91155/LF
Treasurer: Mohammed Ali Channa, 93111/A
Joint Secretary:

Muhammad Junaid Khan, 9022/LF (until Oct 2011)

Syed Raheel Hashmi, 8762/L (from Oct 2011)

Members:

 

Ali Akbar, 8434/LF

Syed Raheel Hashmi, 8762/L (until Oct 2011)

Syed Atif Musarrat, 8885/J

Syed Ahmed Ali Shah, 93103/J

Syed Imdad Ali Shah, 9924/J

Advisory Committee:

Shafique Ansari, 478/I

Cdre.(R) Tariq Waheed, 7076/A

Obaidullah Soomro, 79109/J

Nasir Ahmed Mehmood, 79113/I

2009-2010 (The first Managing Committee):

President: Khalid Hussain Ranjhani, 82125/J
General Secretary:

Wajihuddin Ahmed, 89160/LF (upto April 2010)

Mohammed Ali Channa, 93111/A (from April 2010)

Treasurer:

Muhammad Junaid Khan, 9022/LF (upto April 2010)

Ayaz Hussain Buriro, 7915/A (from April 2010)

Members:

Ayaz Hussain Buriro, 7915/A

Syed Atif Musarrat, 8885/J

Rana Towseef Ahmed, 8942/Q (upto April 2010)

Muhammad Junaid Khan, 9022/LF (after April 2010)

Shahzad Khurram Bajwa, 91155/LF

Mohammed Ali Channa, 93111/A

Advisory Committee:

Shafique Ansari, 478/I

Cdr. Zafar Abbas, 644/A

Dr. Shehzad Thaheem, 7599/Q

Nasir Ahmed Mehmood, 79113/I

 

Annual Gatherings:

 

The first Annual Gathering was held on 13th February 2009 at Cassell's Ghantoot Resort (located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi) when over 600 Petarians and their families (total around 130) got together.

 

The second Annual Gathering was held on 29-30 January at Al-Khatt Springs Hotel and Spa in Ras Al-Khaimah.

 

The third Annual Gathering was held on 5th March 2011 at Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort near Jebel Ali.

1st Row: Khalid Ranjhani, Kamal Shahid, Afzal Iqbal, Shafiq Ansari, Kazi Zulkader, Salim Mastan, Zafar Abbas, Masood Parvez, Wajeeh

Family members of Petarians