Houstonian Corner (V10-I31)
July 24, 2008 by TMO
Houston Pakistan Consulate: New Comprehensive Website
When Shahid Abbasi of DesignLinx entered http://www.pakistanconsulatehouston.org/ in the URL address space on the internet and asked Chairman of Senate and Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Soomro to click the Enter Button, a most comprehensive website of the Houston Consulate of Pakistan got launched.
Mian Mohammad Soomro said: “Mr. Shahid Abbasi is our hero for having created such a nice, users’ friendly and impressive website, under the leadership of Consul General of Pakistan Mohammad Aqil Nadeem. This will give opportunity to all overseas Pakistanis to have information about their homeland on the finger tips, which will be most useful, since Pakistan needs their ever increasing remittances.”
“Ever since we have our new the Honorable Consul General of Pakistan Mohammad Aqil Nadeem, we have seen the Consulate running at High Octane and this fresh extensive website of the Consulate is an evidence of that”: These were the sentiments of City of Houston Councilperson M. J. Khan, as he congratulated all the Pakistanis and Houston Pakistan Consulate Staff on the launching of their website. Mr. Khan also gave special Proclamation of City of Houston Citizenship from Mayor’s Office to Honorable Mian Mohammad Soomro, who despite his recent eye operation came especially to Houston for this debut of the website and bestowing Mrs. Hashmat Effendi of the House of Charity with the highest Pakistan’s civilian award later on the next day at the first USA-Wide Pakistani Center located at Dairy Ashford and Bissonnet in Houston.
“This website is the vision of our Honorable Consul General of Pakistan Mohammad Aqil Nadeem”: These were the words of Dr. Zia Ahmed, Commercial Attaché of the Government of Pakistan at the Houston Consulate, as he invited Mr. Nadeem to give details about the website.
Honorable Consul General of Pakistan Mohammad Aqil Nadeem said: “Eventually you will able to file applications and other consular paperwork via website. Everything will come in Phases. At present the website http://www.pakistanconsulatehouston.org/ or com will provide you information about the Beautiful Pakistan; Latest News Flash; Downloadable all the Consulate Forms and Fees Schedules, which can be filled out and mailed in; E-Mailing opportunity for people to send comments, good wishes and complaints from the website directly to Consul General; Information about Business and Trade Opportunities in Pakistan; Halal Grocers, Restaurants, Masajids, Community Organizations and other Commune Information readily available and much more. One can sign-up at the website for latest updates and weekdays daily newsletter. The website is now out there for people to explore and get all the benefits. I will wait for your constructive comments.”
Present on this happy occasion of website launching were David McGregor Consul and Trade Commissioner of the Government of Canada; Atif Mohammad Trade Development Officer at the Houston Consulate; Malik Mahboob Administrative Attaché at the Houston Consulate; Faisal Amin Honorary Investment Consular of the Government of Pakistan; Ms. Zeba Shah of The Developments in Literacy (DIL); Ameer and Nasru Rupani of Rupani Foundation; Ghulam Bombaywala, Iqbal Badat, Taslim Siddiqui and Mohammad Mamsa of the Pakistani-American Association of Greater Houston (PAGH); Sajjad Burki and Neiyyar Izfar of the Pakistani American Council of Texas (PACT); Gul Faraz Khan, Pervez Iqbal, Amir Khan, Zafar Khan and Khurshid Durrani of the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce – USA (PCC-USA); Ibrahim Badat Director North Zone Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH); Mr. and Mrs. Tariq Effendi of the House of Charity; Abdul Qayyum of the Leadership Empowerment Institute (LEI);
Mohammad Mirza and Inayat Ashraf of the Pakistan Television Global; Shamshad Wali of Wali & Associates; Tariq Khan and Jameel Siddiqui of Pakistan Chronicle and Pakistan Journal; Shamim Syed of Pakistan News; Najam Sheikh of Pakistan Times and many more community dignitaries and members.
Program ended with sumptuous luncheon served by Lazeezah Restaurant.