Role of Me­mon com­mu­nity hailed for eco­nomic growth

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

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

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