$120 K Raised at CPACC Fundraiser


Watched by Waqar Ali Khan, Fatima Khan and others Jawad performs at the fundraiser

Los Angeles: At a fundraiser dinner held on December 9th by the Council of Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce (CPACC) with the collaboration of other community members, close to $120K was raised in cash, pledges and pledges to build shelter homes for the survivors of the October 8 earthquake.
The largest cash donation was made by a non-Pakistani, Dr. Mateen Ahmed, who is a renowned eye specialist and of Indian origin. CPACC was the host for popular Pakistani singer Jawad Ahmed who is not only a singing icon of Pakistan but a great human being, stated Mrs Fatima Khan, who was the emcee of the program and one of the main forces behind organizing the event along with CPACC president Mr. Arif Mansuri and Chairman Waqar Ali Khan.
Jawad has taken upon himself the task of building homes for the quake victims and for this reason he put aside and cancelled all his concerts and has been touring N. America since October 8th to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the quake survivors. Because of several fundraisers held around the nation and in Los Angeles since the earthquake, many were experiencing donor fatigue; yet, the fundraiser was a great success, stated Mr. Waqar Ali Khan. Despite the short notice, the event was attended by over 300 prominent community member,s including Noor M. Jadmani, Consul General of Pakistan in LA.
During the fundraiser, pledges were made for over 200 shelter homes. CPACC had been in the forefront since the earthquake struck and has been promoting awareness among Pakistani, non Pakistani, and mainstream American communities to support the victims of the quake.
The Executive Members of CPACC , namely Mr. M. Waheed and Atta Tareen, have been very dedicated in helping with relief efforts by raising funds, sending out containers of relief goods, including tents and medicine. CPACC acknowledges Mr. Hamid Malik, president and Tanveer Khan of COPAA for sending out emails about the event and Mrs. Perveen Imdad and Dr. Imdad for bringing several members from Inland Empire and Upland and Asif Syed from Orange County who donated generously. CPACC encourages and urges members of the community to continue to donate generously and supports the victims of the quake for as long as it is needed.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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