Ebad praises Memons’ contribution to Pakistan


Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said on Friday that Memon community has played an important role in economic growth and prosperity of the country since independence and the fact is recognised and commended by each and every citizen of Pakistan.

While addressing at the inauguration of Trade and Consumer Exhibition Portrait and 135th anniversary celebrations of Okhai Memon Jamaat (OMJ) at Governor House he appraised the community.

Dr Ebad said that all the chapters of Memon Community have made huge contributions not only on economic front but in other social sectors as well especially in health and education sector.

Anyone can avail health facilities and join educational institutions established by the community and people would be catered without any discrimination, he added.

Governor further stated that OMJ has a glorious history of 135 years. Throughout the history of the organisation it has always endeavoured to alleviate the sufferings of common man. It has also initiated and completed uncountable public service projects especially in Karachi, which is highly commendable.

While lauding the plan for establishment of a university by the Jamaat, Dr Ishrat hoped that it would be a state of the art educational institution like its other previous projects.

Governor said that all chapters of Memon community are also credited with making Karachi an industrial hub of the country.

During last decade when law and order situation was not ideal in Karachi, all industrialists including those from Memon community struggled bravely to keep the wheel of industrial production running in the city, he added.

He said that with the strenuous efforts of law enforcement agencies, having complete trust and backing by Karachi locals, it is returning to its past glory and citizens are fully enjoying cultural, social, political and recreational facilities.

He said that it was a matter of pride for the Jamaat that Quaid-e-Azam got his first religious education from Okhai Memon Jamaat’s mosque in Kharadar.

Addressing on the occasion, chairman Businessman Group Siraj Qasim Teli, said the role of Memons for the prosperity of Pakistan could not be ignored.

He appealed to the Memon community to remain united. President OMJ, Abdul Waheed Hashim Panjwani, said that the Jamaat extended all cooperation to the Muslims coming to Pakistan after Partition.

General Secretary OMJ, Muhammad Ibrahim Mumdani said that for promotion of education an endowment fund is being established.

On the occasion, life achievement awards were also given to Hussain Ibrahim Jamal, Muhammad Usman Kath, Abdul Aziz Ahmed Kath, Shoaib Ibrahim and Muhammad Dawood Haneef Jakhora for their valuable services in different fields.

Later, Dr Ebad performed the inauguration of the exhibition.