New York, September 21, 2008: Muttahida Quami Movement USA, New York Unit celebrated Quaid e Tehreek Altaf Husain’s 55th birthday on an Iftar-Dinner in a local hotel in Long Island New York on Saturday September 20, 2008. The birthday celebration was attended by cross-section of the Pakistani community including doctors, engineers, attorneys, businessmen, poets, journalists, intellectuals and people from all walks of life. The celebration was also attended by the Nigraan e Aala MQM North America Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, and by the workers and office bearers of MQM USA and from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington DC in a large number. The main feature of the event was the presence of MQM MNA Ms. Khush Bakht Shuhjaat who was visiting USA on the invitation of the USA Government. Those who spoke at the occasion include the Incharge MQM New York, members of the Helping Committee MQM USA, members of The Central Organizing Committee, MQM USA, Incharge gahwarah e Adab New York, and elites of the New York City. Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said in his short but compact address that we don’t celebrate the birthday of the Quaid e Tehreek on this day. We, in fact, renew our promise with the Quaid on this day every year of staying with him down the course of justice and truth, no matter how difficult the path would be. MNA Khush Bakht Shujaat delivered deliberation on Quaid e Tehreek’s life and character. She also spoke on the state-of-the-Taliban-affair in Karachi and apprised of the details of the Taliban issue to the participants of the event, at which point a comprehensive “Dossier” on Taliban issue prepared by the Investigation Cell of MQM USA was also distributed among the guests. At the end the cake cutting ceremony was held and the cake was cut by MNA Khush Bakht Shujaat and the members of the Women Wing MQM USA.