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LONDON(Mirza Khan Raja)MIRZA Khalid Mahmood MP, Chair of All Parties Parliamentary Group invited people to discuss '' the role of the government's new Joint Terrorism Task Force'. Khalid Mahmood started off the discussion talking about lozells in his constituency and expected government to keep an eye on the situation how and what is taught and whether the one who teaches is qualified to do so. He was not advocating censorship and was aware of human rights, no infringement of basic human rights can be tolerated by British society. He expressed his opinion that Western Powers were biased against Islam, they acted in unison and helped to establish East Timor and South Sudan as Independent states but procrastinate badly in case of festering Palestine and Kashmir. Though this in no way justifies extremism and terrorism. Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Rt Hon Julian Lewis MP,and Dr Yousaf all spoke briefly about the subject and highlighted Media's bias. Hazel Blears spoke elaborately and brought into her talk, when 7/7 happened and she was secretary of state in Tony Blair's government. They all said that Islam was and is a religion peace and it was wrong to blame the great religion of Islam for anything the nuts will do. But there was and is a need to protect 'emotionally vulnerable' who can be lured in their fold by the extremists among us. Dialogue and inclusion these elements was necessary. Islam and Pakistan became focus in discussion. There were questions from audience and comprehensive discussion took place, Rt Hon Mirza Khalid Mahmood declared the debate closed.
Tehreek e Insaaf and Jamaat e Islami jointly staged a demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street. A large number of people holding placards gathered Richmond Terrace opposite British Prime Minister's residence. They were protesting against utterances of Altaf Hussain leader of MOM. The young and old were shouting slogans at top of their voice against Altaf Hussain. The crowd demanded that British government should stop protecting Altaf Hussain who is living in Britain. In his telephonic addresses incites hatred in his speeches to his supporters in Karachi. PTI chief Imran Khan has directly named Altaf Hussain and MOM in the murder of Ms Zorah Shahid Hussain an ardent supporter and office bearer of PTI. A founder member PTI Shahid Dastgeer Khan a local proprietor of a law firm and chairman of International Human Rights of the party said,' Democracy was the best solution to the problems of Pakistan'. According to him though there were flaws during the holding of elections and some forces using illegal means to influence the result yet these discrepancies will sort themselves out with passage of time
The official ceremony of Awarding of British Citizenship Certificates took place in Dagenham Civic Hall. All the recipients and their guests assembled in the hall. Cheryl Davis superintendent registrar started the proceedings by welcoming the whole audience and reminding the people who had successfully applied for the British Citizenship that where the citizenship gave some rights it also imposed duties and it was incumbent upon those to show mutual respect for law and order and expected the lucky recipients to work for community cohesion and harmony between indigenous and ethnic communities. Alderman Frederick Jones before distributing the certificates welcomed all present and said that 'you will be able to do things now that you were unable to do before'. He praised the community living harmoniously not only in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham but nationally. It was primary duty of all living in the country to help towards peaceful co-existence. The recipients affirmed the allegiance to the crown and every one stood up respectfully for the national anthem to be played. After the ceremony refreshment was served to the guests and visitors.
A prominent businessman Choudhry Mohammed Ishtiaq owner and managing director of Alnoor Foods Slough United Kingdom, and president of Overseas Pakistan Lovers organised a 'thank you' party in honour of his supporters at his residence Dhamial House Bewal, where chief guest speaker was newly elected MNA Raja Javed Ikhlas former MPA, and Nazim District Rawalpindi. Raja Javed Ikhlas who has the distinction of defeating the ex-prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in general election by a huge margin. The holder of Tamgha Pride of Performance Dr Qari Mohammed Younis recited verses from holy Quran and translated it for the benefit of the audience. Haji Mohammed Arif welcomed all the guests and congratulated Raja Javed Ikhlas on his stunning success. Choudhry Mohammed Ishtiaq when addressing the gathering thanked them for accepting his invitation, and congratulated them of working for the success and active support of Raja Javed Ikhlas. He gave reasons for involving OPL in Pakistan elections. The main reason being the love of Pakistan since the present elections were for Pakistan, to free her from corruption, lawlessness, load shedding, hike in prices of commodity of everyday use, and economic crisis our beloved country was facing, just to name a few. The people of Gujarkhan responded well and turned up in huge number and must be congratulated on their wise decision, He expected new successful team and government administration to work hard for the entire Pakistani population including Gujarkhan. This was a challenge and their great responsibility and he was hopeful of things turning the corner, as he was firm believer of a silver lining behind every cloud. Responding to the feelings expressed Raja Javed Ikhlas said that he was overwhelmed by all the nice things said about him and support he received during election campaign, and actual votes. He will do and try his utmost to uplift the lot of Gujakhani people and meet the expectations of his constituents. He did not believe in hollow promises, whatever he was a catalyst for would be a reality and for everyone to see. He specially thanked Ch. Ishtiaq and his team for traveling all the way from England, working tirelessly and helping him to achieve a landslide victory. He was appreciative of their preoccupations in business, politics and social causes but having interest of Pakistan at heart, they were the true ambassadors of Pakistan abroad. Just before the adjournment of meeting a Duaa to Allmighty Allah was lead by Dr Qari Mohammed Younis.
SHAHID Mahmood RAJA from Ilford, Nisar Ahmed from East Ham, Masoud Afzal Kayani from Forest Gate, Aitazaz Amer Raja from Ilford, Skakeel Ahmed from The Drive London congratulated Councillor Commissioner Choudhry Mohammed Shafique on being put forward as a deputy mayor of Slough Borough Council by the Labour Party. The official ceremony takes place on 16th of this month. They expressed hope that Ch mohammed Shafique will in his capacity as deputy mayor work even harder to bring about community cohesion and harmony amongst the different communities in the Borough. Mr Shafique as they know him is young, energetic and highly educated personality and truly people's person. He was first elected as Councillor in 2006, became local government minister, and cabinet commissioner for community and leisure in 2009 and served in this position for 3 years. He was successful former vice president, and president (twice) of Pakistan Welfare Association Slough, School Governor for Bayliss Court Girls School, these are only a few of his social and political activities, takes interest in social and charitable causes and his popularity among his colleagues which makes it highly likely that he will be chosen Mayor next year. It is to be remembered that Ch M Shafique comes from Dhoke Baba Faiz Bux, near Bewal, Tehsil Gujar Khan, is very well known in both places And he is a credit to his fellow compatriats. He is very helpful and co operative to anyone who needs it, one could be of any colour,creed and culture. His religious upbringing has molded him in a great human being who loves all. He is always in front line in building bridges between indigenous community and other ethnic communities.