“It is Not Possible to Forget the Place of Your Birth & Upbringing”: Honorable MPA Majid Zahoor” – COH Confers Honorary Citizenship
By Ilyas Choudry
TMO Contributing Writer
Houston, TX-“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif have selected him as the Mentor for Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, ever since they have considered to train the future generation to serve the country.”
These were the words of eminent social and entrepreneurial personality of Texas Tahir Javed, as he introduced the young Honorable Member of Province of Punjab Majid Zahoor, at a dinner held in his honor at a local restaurant by Javed & Family and Pakistan Muslim League (N) Texas Talha Bokhari & Family (PML-N-TX).
At this hurriedly arranged event, a large gathering of people of diversified had gathered to listen to the MP about the affairs of Pakistan. Among them were Honorable Congressperson Randy Weber (R) & his wife, Honorable Counsel General of Pakistan Afzaal Mahmood, President of Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) Masrur Javed Khan, General Secretary of ISGH Khalid Kazi, President of the Houston-Karachi Sister City Association (HKSCA) Muhammad Saeed Sheikh (also one of the emcees with Mirza Inayat Ashraf), Founding President of HKSCA CPA Haroon Shaikh, Prominent Member of Association Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA) Dr. Asaf Qadeer, President of Chairman & President of Shah Latif Institute of Texas (SLIT) Mahmud Dahri & Matloob Khan, President of Hazara Foundation Gul Faraz Khan, Members of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce USA (PCC-USA), Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Mutaihidah Qaumi Movement (MQM), Karachi University Alumni, and Community Media.
Through the office of HKSCA, Mayor sent the Certificate of Honorary Citizenship and Emblem of the City of Houston (COH) to Hon Majid Zahoor. Special recognition certificates and mementos were also given to him from the Office of Congressman AL Green (D), and PML-N-Texas.
“It is a changed, and when anyone will enter Pakistan three to five years from now, it will be a positively transformed Pakistan.” Honorable MPA Majid Zahoor.
Program started with special recitation of Quran and explanation of what was read. Imam informed how killing of innocent human-beings is a huge offense, and how the attributes of God being Most Merciful have been emphasized in Quran, and Messenger Muhammad (May God Shower His Peace & Blessings Upon the Messenger) is Mercy Unto the Worlds. Special moment of prayers was observed for all the senseless killings in Peshawar, Paris, and elsewhere across the globe.
Honorable Congressperson Randy Weber said he was glad to hear the imam, and that the true understanding of Islam should be conveyed by the Muslims very often and at many places.
Honorable Counsel General of Pakistan informed that his office being the servant of the people is always open, and if he is in the office, no one has to take the appointment to meet him; so people should come and visit him to discuss any pressing matters, for which the Consulate can be of any assistance to them.
Entrepreneur Tahir Javed while describing the Honorable Guest Majid Zahoor, informed that he has seen him carrying out the most difficult & responsible job of giving out to the needy Zakat money, in the most effectual manner.
He is an effective voice of his constituency at the official doors, and possesses the academic credential of being in the politics (Masters in Political Science from Punjab University.
Honorable Guest MPA Majid Zahoor said Pakistan & Pakistanis greatly value the billions of dollars in remittances that the overseas Pakistanis sent every year. Pakistan needs investment in the sector of energy and other industries; plus also need the humanitarian work in terms of establishing of school, hospitals, clinics, and other institutes.
“It is a changed, and when anyone will enter Pakistan three to five years from now, it will be a positively transformed Pakistan,” added Mr. Zahoor.