MUTTAHIDA QUAMI MOVEMENT DISTRIBUTED DONATION CHECK AND PASSED ON CONDOLENCES TO THE EMBASSIES OF SRI LANKA AND INDIA IN WASHINGTON DC, TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE HARDSHIPS OF THE TSUNAMI STRICKEN COUNTRIESdeveloping news.(Jan-03-2005)
 

January 3, 2005 A delegation of the MQM (USA) comprising of Central Organizer Ibad Ur Rehman, Central Organizing Committee member Sabih-ul-Islam, and Washington DC unit committee member Navaid Hussain visited the Embassies of Sri Lanka and India on a call given by MQMs Founder and Leader Altaf Hussain to assist the Tsunami stricken nations in any possible way.

The delegation visited the Embassy of Sri Lanka, where the Sri Lankan Commerical Minister, Saman Udagedara, warmly received them. Mr. Udagedara was presented with a condolence letter from MQMs leader Mr. Altaf Hussain. In order to financially accommodate the relief efforts in Sri Lanka, the Central Organizer, Ibad Ur Rehman handed over a $5000 check to the Minister. Mr. Udagedara greatly appreciated MQMs assistance in this regard, and applauded MQM Leader Altaf Hussains appeal for help. MQMs has also written down its condolence message in the guest book.

Later, the delegation also visited the Embassy of India, where it was warmly greeted by Mr. Shankar Sharma, First Secretary. During this visit, MQM USAs Central Organizing Committee member Sabih-ul-Islam together with Mr. Navaid Hussain hand delivered a letter of condolence from MQM Leader Mr. Altaf Hussain. Mr. Sharma wholeheartedly thanked the MQM delegation for their kind words and generosity. The delegation also assured Mr. Sharma that MQM USA is available to provide any assistance necessary to help out India in the humanitarian efforts.