Asian American Coalition’s Community Services Award Presented to Muhammad Younus during a Prestigious Ceremony, attended by over 1200 Participants at Hyatt Regency in Chicago. (March-1-06)
Chicago is a multi-ethenic city where every year a different Asian community takes turn playing host of Lunar New Year. This year it was the Indonesian American Community of Illinois, who hosted the event for the first time, for the community’s important event of the year. His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America, Honorable Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat presented the prestigious Community Service Award to Younus M. Suleman, Senior Vice Coordinator, MQM International Relations Division and a Naturalized U.S. Citizen with Pakistan origin, who has made significant contributions to the Asian Pacific American community. Currently, Younus is working as an Acting District Director\Suburban Area Director responsible for community and grassroots outreach throughout the District with special emphasis on South Suburban municipalities.
Mr. Younus represents Congressman Bobby L. Rush. He has a close personal relationship with all the community organizations, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, local, state and federal economic development planning departments. Works closely with the diplomats, U.S. Department of State, The White House Bureau of South Asian Affairs, and U.S. House of Representatives, Senators and their staff regarding issues and concerns in general and particularly political development in Pakistan.
Since 1996 to present, Mr. Younus has broadened his working relationship with both public and private sectors. He has developed the confidence among small business owners, women owned businesses and minority contractors. Prior to working for Congressman Rush, Younus worked as an Assistant to the then State Treasurer, Pat Quinn (now is the Lt. Governor of Illinois). His major accomplishments include creation of Asian American Advisory Council, organized and successfully implemented the First Asian Small Business Conference and helped International Bank of Chicago and Asian Small Businesses who received the low interest funds in state deposits. Mr. Younus has held major positions including but not limited to the following:
Former member of steering and advisory committees of Asian American Institute
Former Chief Organizer, MQM USA and Canada
Member, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) M\WBE Task Force
Member, Hull House, Parkway Community SBDC Advisory Board
Member, Lt. Governor’s Asian American Advisory Council
Member, Chatham Business Association
Member, Committee on Chicago-Karachi for Mayor of Chicago’s Sister Cities Program
Senior Vice Coordinator, MQM International Relations Division
MQM USA congratulates Muhammad Younus bhai and all workers for this major accomplishment.