Nation special report
LONDON: Applauding the valued services of overseas Pakistanis for their homeland, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Memon, Minister, Pakistan High Commission has said that remittances from the overseas Pakistanis are playing a pivotal role in boosting economic situation of the country and the other hand their tremendous contribution in building up the British society in every walks of life is helpful in uplifting the soft image of the country and their countrymen. He expressed these views while talking informally with the guests at a dinner reception hosted by Sindhi Association of Europe here on Monday.
The Association arranged the event to extend congratulation to him and to celebrate his successful professional career for which he was recently bestowed Pak national award ‘Sitara-e-Shujaat’ by the President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad.
He rendered his best and brave services as senior police officer to eradicate militancy and terrorism in Sindh province and other areas. During the informal discussions at the event, multiple issues were discussed in regards to various issues being confronted by the Sindhi Community in Britain. The significant role of Sindhi Diaspora in improving health and education in Sindh was also stocked with admiration.
The participants presented suggestions to improve overall situation in Sindh particularly in interior areas where the population lacks and lodges complaints from time to time for not having appropriate facilities of clean drinking water, gas, electricity and education and health facilities. They also expressed concern over the law & order situation and possible threats to democracy amidst present political uncertainty and crisis. Mr. Memon shrugged off all apprehensions and rumours about the democracy, security and stability situation in Pakistan and categorically stated that Pakistan is absolutely safe in hands of armed forces and intelligence agencies with undeniable cooperation of people.
“We all believe in true democracy and are working collectively to make it strong and unwavering. Future of democracy is safe and bright in Pakistan. No threat to democracy and stability of the country”.
“We should encourage our younger generation to be educative as much as possible as education is the only source of inspiration and secure future for them”, he stressed. Prominent among guests were including Dr Ali Raza Mirjat, M. Sarwar, Ali Odho, Ashique Yousfani, Dr Imtiaz Memon, Dr Arif Jahejo, Dr Ali Gul Metlo, Ilyas Yousfani, Mohd Ali Sheikh, Syed Aftab Shah, Rohat Kumar, Sheeraz Memon and Bhao Waheed Metlo.
Dr Ali Raza Mirjat, Secretary General, Sindhi Association of Europe, in his welcome address highlighted the services and achievements of the chief guest Mr. Ghulam Nabi Memon.
A number of guests spoke on rich culture and heritage of Sindh regarded it as identity of old civilisation. Dr. Ali Raza presented Sindhi cap and Ajrak to Mr. Memon as a gesture on behalf of his Association. In the beginning, condolence prayers were offered for mother of Shoaib Memon (wife of Professor Jan Mohammad Memon) and mother in law of Imdad Odho.