MQM USA Donates to Somalia Tsunami Fund
Through United Nations A check of $5000 handed over to "USA for UNHCR" in
Washington DC. (Jan-13-2004)
A delegation comprising MQM USA's central organizer Ibad Ur
Rehman, member central organizing committee Sabihul Islam and Joint Incahrge MQM
Washington DC unit Saleem Sheikh visited the head offices of the United States
Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington
DC where they were warmly greeted by Ms. Caryl Garcia, the executive Director.
MQM USA's delegation, along with Ms. Caryl Garcia met with UNHCR'sCoordinator
for external affairs Mr. John Fredricksson and presented him a check for $5000
towards its relief activities in Somalia and a letter of condolence from MQM's
founder and leader Mr. Altaf Hussain. Ms. Garcia and Mr. Fredriksson discussed
in length their activities in Somalia and other Tsunami hit areas. UNHCR's
officials praised MQM's efforts and thanked Mr. Altaf Hussain and his volunteers
throughout the world for their valuable share in Tsunami relief efforts.
MQM USA announced today that its formal campaign for Tsunami relief is concluded
now however various units will continue to raise funds by holding public events
in their respective units until the end of January 2005. Central Organzier Ibad
U. Rehman and the central organizing committee of MQM USA acknowledged the hard
work put on by the workers throughout the United States and congratulated them
for their successful campaign.