Role of Memon community hailed for economic growth
KARACHI—Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said that Memon community has played an important role in economic growth and prosperity of the country since independence and the same is recognised and commended by each and every Pakistani. This he said while addressing at the inauguration of Trade and Consumer Exhibition Portrait and 135th anniversary celebrations of Okhai Memon Jamaat (OMJ) at Governor House. Dr Ebad said that all the chapters of Memon Community have made huge contributions not only on economic front but in other social sectors also specially in health and education.
Everyone is welcomed in the health facilities and educational institutions established by the community, without any sort of discrimination, he added. Governor Sindh further stated that OMJ has a glorious history of 135 years during which it has always endeavoured to alleviate the sufferings of common man. It has initiated and completed uncountable public service projects especially in Karachi, which is very commendable. While lauding the plan for establishment of a University by the Jamaat, Dr Ishrat hoped that it would be a state of the art educational insti- tution like its other past projects.
Governor said that all chapters of Memon community are also credited with making Karachi an industrial hub of the country, which is very justified. During last decade when law and order situation was not ideal in Karachi, all industrialists including those from Memon community struggled bravely to keep the wheel of industrial production running in the city, he added. He said that with the strenuous efforts of law enforcement agencies, having complete trust and backing by Karachiites, it is returning to its past glory and citizens are fully enjoying cultural, social, political and recreational facilities.
He said that it was a matter of pride for the Jamaat that Quaid e Azam got his first religious education from Okhai Memon Jamaat’s mosque in Kharadar. Addressing on the occasion, chairman Businessman Group Siraj Qasim Teli, said the role of Memons for the prosperity of Pakistan could not be ignored. He appealed to all the chapters of Memon community to remain united. President OMJ, Abdul Waheed Hashim Panjwani, said that the Jamaat extended all cooperation to the Muslims coming to Pakistan after partition.—APP