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Houstonian Corner (V11-I23)

May 28, 2009 by  


Khalid Khan & M. J. Khan Host Dinners for First Pakistani Ladies Parliamentarians Delegation

The Pakistani-American Association of Greater Houston (PAGH) under the leadership of Khalid Khan, hosted at Hilton Southwest Hotel a befitting dinner for the first ever Pakistani Ladies Parliamentarians Delegation to USA, which came to Houston this past week. Pakistan Chronicle was the Official Houston Facilitator of this State Department Initiative, where the delegation was to meet with federal, state and local elected officials, judges, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and grass roots activists, representing a range of important issues. The participants learnt about the history of USA as well as the history of women’s rights and progress of women in political office in the United States.

The delegation consists of: Ms. Nasim Chaudhry – Multan (PPP); Ms. Mamoona Javed Hashmi – Multan (PML-N); Ms. Fouzia Ejaz Khan – Karachi (MQM); Ms. Marvi Memon – Karachi (PML-Q); and Ms. Sumaira Yasir Rasheed – Narowal (PML-N). They have been to Minneapolis; Washington DC and will be going to North Carolina from Houston, before returning to Pakistan from Washington DC.

Consul General and Commercial Attaché of Pakistan in Houston Aqil Nadeem and Dr. Zia Ahmed and their wives were present on the occasion and so were friends of PAGH and Khalid Khan. On the passionate appeal of Khalid Khan, some of the participants contributed generously towards “Prime Minister Relief Fund for IDPs”.

A farewell dinner was organized in delegation’s honor by the City of Houston Councilperson M. J. Khan on Tuesday evening at Mezban Restaurant.

The First Pakistani Ladies Parliamentarians Delegation Visited Home Of Consul General Of Pakistan

At an exclusive dinner party hosted by Consul General of Pakistan in Houston Honorable Aqil Nadeem and his wife at their official residence in Northwest Houston, the first ever Pakistani Ladies Parliamentarians Delegation to USA met several prominent community political, social, entrepreneur, professional and journalistic personalities. The delegation consists of: Ms. Nasim Chaudhry – Multan (PPP); Ms. Mamoona Javed Hashmi – Multan (PML-N); Ms. Fouzia Ejaz Khan – Karachi (MQM); Ms. Marvi Memon – Karachi (PML-Q); and Ms. Sumaira Yasir Rasheed – Narowal (PML-N). Commercial Attaché of Pakistan in Houston Dr. Zia Ahmed and his wife was present on the occasion. Everyone enjoyed the splendid dinner prepared by Mrs. Aqil Nadeem.

Splendid Floodlit Festival At ISGH Synott Masjid

This past Sunday saw the second floodlit carnival in a Houston Masjid at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) Southwest Zone Synott Masjid. Theme of the event was: “Let Your Summer Start Here.” There were Games, Camel Ride, Pony Ride, Train, Rock Climbing, Moon Walk, Petting Zoo and Variety of International Food Stalls. Vendor booths full of nice clothing and other items were another attraction. If you have any comments about this event, please call Sonia 713-320-0612 or Ambareen 832-878-9786.

Community Events

1)      Friday, June 05, 2009, 8:30pm.; Topic: “Building a Media Institution”; Mezban Restaurant, 6655 Harwin Drive, Houston, Texas 77036 (Call 713.952.0606 for directions); RSVP: 832-275-0786;

2)      Saturday, June 06, 2009, 8:00pm., Theme: “Empower Next Generation Muslims With Education” (Not A Fundraising Event); At La Sani Restaurant, 9621 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77036; RSVP: 713-933-5859;

3)      Saturday, June 20, 2009, 9:00am.-4:00pm.; 16th Knowledge & Skills Competition for Muslim Youth (Different Age Levels: 4 to 17) by ICNA at Four ISGH Centers (Adel Road; Synott Road; Old Galveston Road; and Bear Creek): http://www.icnahouston.com/; E-Mail: houstonicna@yahoo.com

4)      Saturday, July 04, 2009, 09:00am.-11:00pm.: Theme: “Serving Humanity for the Love of Divinity”; ICNA-MAS Conference; Rice University; http://www.icnahouston.com/; E-Mail: houstonicna@yahoo.com

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