Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

February 1, 2012

The following news item appeared in “The Nation” newspaper on February 1, 2012.

Karachi – The newly-appointed Ambassador of France to Pakistan, H.E. Philippe Thiebaud visited the Karachi Head Office of Sanofi Pakistan, where he conferred the prestigious French National Award “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite” (Knight of the National Order of Merit) on Tariq Wajid, the General Manager & Managing Director of Sanofi Pakistan. Mr. Wajid was appointed French Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite) by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy in May 2011. When bestowed upon foreign citizens, this distinction, created by General Charles de Gaulle, rewards their remarkable contribution to enhance relations between their country and France.

Emails from Old Publicans
Emails received from Old Publicans on the above news are reproduced below in chronological sequence.

Email from Ashraf Kapadia (Class of 1969)

From: Ashraf Kapadia
Sent: February 06, 2012 7:54 AM
To: Tariq Wajid
Subject: RE: Sanofi GM honored- Pakistan-The Nation- Feb 1st 2012

Dear Tariq, or should I say Sir Wajid,

This is indeed Good News and something that makes us all so proud. I will circulate this news later today.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

With kind regards.
Ashraf

Email from Mallick Muhamad Nasir Jamal (Class of 1990)

From: Nasir Jamal
Sent: February 06, 2012 12:14 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

It is a great news indeed.

Regards,

Nasir Jamal

Email from Amir Haider (Class of 1974)

From: amir haider

Sent: February 06, 2012 12:22 PM
To: Administrator
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Congratulations on a well deserved award!

Amir Haider

Email from Ambreen Sikander (Class of 1996)

From: Maj.Ambreen Ambz
Sent: February 06, 2012 12:32 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Congrats…

Email from Syed Mubeen Ahmed (Class of 1979)

From: Mubeen Ahmed Syed
Sent: February 06, 2012 12:34 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Masshallah Bohat Bohat Mubarak ho.
We are proud of Mr. Tariq Wajid.
All the best.
Thanks for sharing this new.
With Best Regards,
Mubeen

Email from Muhammad Saood Alam (Class of 1989)

From: Saood Alam
Sent: February 06, 2012 1:07 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

This is very encouraging. Feel like saying “Proud to be Old Publicans”

Regards,
Saood

Email from Ahmar J. Iqbal (Class of 1979)

From: ahmar iqbal
Sent: February 06, 2012 1:22 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

This is a great achievement for any individual and we feel proud that Mr. Tariq Wajid is our senior publican.
Regards
Ahmar J. Iqbal

Email from Tariq Bin Usman (Class of 1969)

From: Tariq Bin Usman
Sent: February 06, 2012 1:41 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

My heartiest congragulations to Tariq Wajid as this achivement has brougth pride to our nation as well as to class of 1969.

Rgds.
Tariq bin Usman

Email from Mazhar Bashir (Class of 1969)

From: mazhar bashir
Sent: February 06, 2012 1:47 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Tariq Wajid,
It is great pleasure to know that one of our Class fellow has been awarded such a high award.
Heartiest Congratulations and all the best in your life.

Best Regards
Mazhar Bashir

Email from Tanveer Mojiz (Class of 1965)

From: tanveer mojiz
Sent: February 06, 2012 1:52 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Please Inform Tariq Wajid we are proud of him.

Email from Naveed Mahmood (Class of 1973)

From: Naveed Mahmood
Sent: February 06, 2012 2:39 PM
To: administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

It is a matter of great elation & pride for all publicans in particular & for our beloved country in general and out of to Mr Tariq Wajid for getting prestigious award of France. Keep it up. May Allah Bless all publicans.
With best wishes & warm regards,
Engr Lt Col (R) Naveed Mahmood

Email from Hamid Jaleel Zubairi (Class of 1971)

From: hj zubairi
Sent: February 06, 2012 3:40 PM
To: administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Well done Tariq! This should be celebrated in a befitting manner. May you get many more awards. All the best wishes.

Hamid Jaleel Zubairi

Email from Masood Alam (Class of 1964)

From: masood alam
Sent: February 06, 2012 3:56 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Ashraf Kapadia, Asalamoalykum
HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to Mr Tariq Wajid.Mr Tariq has not only made us publicans proud but he has made the complete nation proud with his achievement .Please convey him my feelings,and best wishes.
Regards
Lt Col Masood Alam (retd)

Email from Afzal Rahman (Class of 1962)

From: Afzal Rahman
Sent: February 06, 2012 4:10 PM
To: administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Wonderful achievement.
Congratulations.

Email from Tariq Jamil Mirza (Class of 1969)

From: Tariq Mirza
Sent: February 06, 2012 6:12 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Tariq San,
Words really fail to express my joy at the news of your selection as “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite” (Knight of the National Order of Merit) by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Your selection was however no surprise, because a man of your caliber and intelligence was bound to fare excellently sooner or later.
My sincerest wishes are with you. I join with all our friends in offering you my heartiest congratulations. May your unremitting endeavor go on with undiminished vigor!

Yours sincerely,

Tariq Jamil Mirza

Email from Qamar Adil Owais Kazmi

From: Qamar Kazmi
Sent: February 06, 2012 7:22 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com;
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Tariq,

I am so proud of your achievement as a friend and as a Publican. Heartiest congratulations. Please do let us know the details (I did check the Old Publicans site). Inquiring minds need to know.

Qamar Kazmi

Email from Parveen Amjad (Class of 1966)

From: parveen amjad
Sent: February 06, 2012 8:04 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

My heartiest congratulations to you, Tariq Wajid.
What a great achievement. My hats off for you!
May Allah Bestow All His Blessings On You, Always. Ameen
Parveen Amjad.

Email from Mirza Naseeruddin (Class of 1969)

From: Mirza Naseeruddin
Sent: February 06, 2012 8:49 PM
To: <Administrator@OldPublicans.com>
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Tariq,
This is simply awesome news.
I / we Old Publicans at large & Pakistanis in particular are mighty proud to be associated with you thru school & otherwise.
It is a singular honor that you have been bestowed with by France.
This email should be forwarded to you thru “proper” channel with the expectation( demand) for a suitable party. ( if you don’t we will force feed you & no medicine man would ever want that:)
Sincerely & with warmest regards
Naseer Aali ( Class if 1969 )
ps: Ashraf, pls send to all Publicans
Thanks

Email from Arshad Mahmood (Class of 1983)

From: Arshad Mahmood
Sent: February 06, 2012 10:43 PM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Sir,

My heartiest congratulations to Tariq Wajid as this achievement. I am so proud of your achievement as a friend and as a Publican. We all are Proud to be Old Publicans.

Regards
Arshad Mahmood

Email from Iqbal Sayeed (Class of 1969)

From: Iqbal Sayeed
Sent: February 07, 2012 12:10 AM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Congrates Tariq. We all are so proud of you.
Iqbal Sayeed

Email from Naqueb ur Rahman (Class of 1969)

From: naqueb rahman
Sent: February 07, 2012 1:58 AM
To: Administrator@OldPublicans.com
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Tariq,

Another Publican claiming his due reward!

What a great testament to the greatness of the institution which groomed us for these occassions!

What can I say?

This validates the steadfastness of this man who bored the hell out of opposing players with his “tuck tuck” at the crease in a cricket game. The same patience, steadfastness, his penchant for details, may it be for his perfect hair or immaculately cleaned and pressed school uniform, or the technique he employed in those forward going cricket strokes negating the off or leg spin and tiring out those who wanted to compete with him has manifested itself in this well deserved award… Good going pal!

I am proud to be the one who shared the class room with him…who shared the cricket ground with him and who cherishes his friendship.
May Allah bestows on him more awards and successes in the future! May he keep shining like a bright star, he is, as a beacon for others!

Thank You,
Naqueb Rahman

Email from Anis Alam (Class of 1969)

From: Anis Alam
Sent: February 07, 2012 1:14 PM
To: Ashraf kapadia admin
Subject: Sanofi GM honored- Pakistan-The Nation- Feb 1st 2012

Dear Tariq,

Heartiest congratulations, its is a great achievement .Proud of you.

Regards

Anis Alam

Email from Zakir Rashid Khan (Class of 1969)

From: rana zakir
Sent: February 07, 2012 1:26 PM
To: administrator@oldpublicans.com
Subject: RE: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Congratulations Tariq Wajid. You have made us proud.

zakir rashid khan (69er)

Email from Khalid Zaki, Secretary PAT (Class of 1964)

From: Khalid Zaki
Sent: February 07, 2012 4:01 PM
To: Administrator@oldpublicans.com
Cc: Shahid Karimullah
Subject: Re: Tariq Wajid (Class of 1969) conferred prestigious French National Award

Dear Ashraf,

Please convey PAT’s mubarakbad to Mr. Tariq Wajid for earning this prestigious award.

Khalid Zaki

Email from Shahid Karimullah, Chairman PAT (Class of 1963)

From: shahid karimullah
Sent: February 14, 2012 11:29 AM
To: Tariq wajid
Subject: congratulations

Dear Tariq Wajid
Assalam Alaikum
Please accept on behalf of the PAT board of trustees and advisory council and myself heartiest congratulations on receiving the prestigious French award of Knight of the National Order of Merit conferred on you by no other but the French President.
We all Publicans feel extremely proud that a publican has received such an award. We are sure you deserved it and pray that Allah will provide you with many such laurels and acknowledgements for your accomplishment in future as well.
Please convey our feelings to your family as well.
Shahid Karimullah
Chaiman PAT

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