HOUSTON UNIT'S FIRST MONTHLY MEETING OF 2008
 

MQM UNIT INCHARGE, MOHAMMAD ZAHEER BAHI INFORMED ALL "SAATHIES" AND UNIT MEMBERS ON YAUM-E-SHOHDA DAY, HELD IN DECEMBER 2007 IN HOUSTON, THAT THE UNIT MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. MQM NORTH AMERICA CHIEF ORGANIZER DR KHALID MAQBOOL SIDDIQUI BHAI WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE OCCASSION. THUS THE UNIT'S FIRST MEETING WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST 2008 AT HORIZON TRAVEL. MEETING STARTS AT 8 PM, FATIHA AND DUA FOR FORMER PRIME MINISTER BENAZIR BHUTTO WAS PERFORMED BY SHAMSHAD WALI BHAI AND ALSO FOR THE VICTOMS WHO DIED, IN THE RIOTS, MASSACARE AND RAMPAGE BY THE RATTLE AND HEARTLESS ENEMIES OF PAKISTAN AND DEMOCRACY. MAY ALLAH BE WITH THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN.

HOUSTON UNIT ALSO ISSUED A "PRESS RELEASE", SENDING CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS, WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE PAKISTAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, WHO WERE SHOCKED AND GRIEVED BY THE ASSASINATION OF BENAZIR BHUTTO, WHICH IS A "COLOSSAL LOSS TO THE COUNTRY". UNIT ALSO POSTPONDED ALL ACTIVITIES, AND PROGRAMS, DECLARED BY QUAID-E-TEHREEK ALTAF HUSSAIN FOR 3 DAYS OF MOURNING.

ZAHEER BHAI ALSO ANNOUNCED THE NAME OF JAMSHED WARSI BHAI, AS THE NEW JOINT UNIT INCHARGE, REPLACING MAQSOOD ALAM BHAI. MAQSOOD BHAI MOVED TO SAUDI ARABIA. ZAHEER BHAI ALSO DISCUSSED THE AGENDA FOR 2008, WHICH INCLUDED THE FORMATION OF YOUTH WING, PROGRAMS OF WOMEN'S WING, AND ATTENDING SEMI-ANNUAL CONVENTION WHICH WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 22,23 AND 24 2008 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
EVEN THE WEATHER IS NOT FAVORABLE, MOST OF THE SAATHIS ATTEND THIS MEETING