Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the caretaker MQM North America, visited Houston on the invitation of Pakistani American Association of Texas (PAAT) as one of the special guest at the occasion of 59th Independence Day Celebration of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, held at Houston Race Course Ground in North West Houston. Approximately 15,000 Pakistani Americans of greater Houston area attended the program. The program was started with the local performances followed by musical evening with Shahzad Roy, Humera Arshad & Fawad Ahmed. The MQM Texas Committee member Mr. Syed Nayyar Izfar was recognized by PAAT and received the best community service award. The MQM’s caretaker, introduced as ex-federal minister of Pakistan, cut the Independence Day cake.