New Jersey unit organized an awareness and memorial event (Dec-27-2004)

On Saturday 18th of December, MQM USA NJ unit organized and conducted an awareness and memorial event to highlight the continuing humanitarian crises that the Stranded Pakistanis are facing and have been facing for more than 30 years now. The participants were informed of the current situation, a video documentary of the camps was showed, and a number of speeches were made to emphasize the role that MQM has played in trying to get these Stranded Pakistanis resettled in Pakistan. The MQM USA NJ unit also invited a number of humanitarian and international aid organizations to participate and is following up with them to improve the situation in the camps. The participants were also reminded of the sacrifices made by the close family members of Qaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain. Inshallah, with the help of aid agencies, MQM USA and KKF is exploring avenues to assist the inhabitants of the camps both politically and on a humanitarian basis.