Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Furnishes Convincing Answers
By Naushad Sarwar
Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, minister
of state for religious affairs and an active member of the
Muttahida Qaumi Movement, has always had a close relationship
with the religious community and the religious minded all
over the world. The MQM’s Los Angeles Unit arranged
a question and answer session with the learned Geo’s
Aalim Online host – the most popular religious episode
watched by Europe and USA TV audiences – on December
26, 2005 at the Momin Lodge Community Hall, Torrance.
Ms. Atia Niazi, a prominent literary figure of Los Angeles,
emceed the event with Mr. Abu Bakar Vakil sitting as the ‘judge’
and calling upon Dr.Aamir Liaquat Hussain and Mr. Khalid Maqbool
Siddique, Member, Organizing Committee, MQM, USA to answer
the audience’s questions. Mr. Kamal Zafar, Member Organizing
Committee MQM, USA, and Mr.Samin Faruqui, in charge Orange
County Zone, were also present on the occasion and expressed
gratitude to the audience for their presence.
Mr. Mateen Yousuf and Mr. Ayaz
Khan, a prominent actor and entertainer, were also present.
section of the audience |
to R: Farooq Vakil, Dr. Aamir Liaquat and Khalid Maqbool
As the event was called “a
question and answer session”, Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain
responded to questions as to what has been done by the MQM
for the restoration and rehabilitation of earthquake victims,
MQM’s role in the assemblies, its stance on the KalaBagh
Dam, and dr Aamir’s personal contribution as minister
of state for religious affairs in Pakistan.
Dr Aamir informed the audience that despite many obstacles
the MQM has contributed the most to the relief effort compared
to other parties in government and will continue to do so
with full devotion in the affected areas till the reconstruction
and rehabilitation work comes to a successful end. “MQM
has been very active in the Assembly and completely supports
President Pervez Musharaf’s policies and think tank
and that world has realized the importance of Pakistan geographically,
politically, and economically in South East Asia,” Dr.
Hussain remarked in response to a question.
Community members who turned up
at the Momin Lodge to listen to Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain
The consensus of all parties
on the construction of the Kalabagh Dam is what we deem necessary
for initiating the project. We must have unanimity within
provinces on the issue, he remarked in one of his answers.
“New provisions have been implemented for the Hudood
Ordinance, honor killings, Haj facilities, and religious learning
in schools for a better understanding of the basic Islamic
concept,” the Aalim Online host stated.
Besides listening to naat by Dr. Aamir Hussain the audience
was also entertained to hilarious jokes by Ayaz Khan. The
evening turned out to be a memorable one.