Consul General Tasawar Khan Visits Pakistan Link/Urdu Link Office
By Staff Reporter
Pictures by Anwar Khawaja
and Momina Taqi
Consul General of Pakistan,
Tasawar Khan, visited Pakistan
Link/Urdu Link office
located in Anaheim, California.
At this occasion the President
of Pakistan Link/Urdu Link, Arif
Zaffar Mansuri, provided a comprehensive
overview of the operations
and shared information about the
newspapers with the Consul General.
Mansuri informed that the
newspaper was founded by Faiz
Rehman in 1991. Under the leadership
of the Editor-in-Chief, Faiz
Rehman and the strong support
of his brothers and father, Abdul
Rehman Siddiqi, the paper flourished
and became a forum for the
The control of the newspapers
was then acquired by Safi Qureshey,
the well-known and extremely successful
IT entrepreneur who founded
AST. His brother Wasi Qureshey
headed the organization and the
newspapers received great prominence
and recognition during this
period of time.
In May 2007 the newspapers
were acquired by Arif Mansuri, a
well know industrialist and entrepreneur.
Under the leadership of
the current Editor-in-Chief, Akhtar
M. Faruqui the newspapers have
become instrumental in providing
the evaluation of Pakistanís foreign policy and its stance on national and international issues having bearings on the regional and global security. In his brief remarks, Mr. Khan noted that the weekly newspapers Pakistan Link and Urdu Link are doing a superb and valuable job of serving as a bridge between the host community and the Pakistani community living in the USA. He further stated that the editorials and the news analysis published in Pakistan Link are of superb quality and it is not surprising because the well-known scholars of Pakistani origin and of the host country like Dr. Akbar S. Ahmad, Dr. Stanley Woolpert, Dr. Ahmad Hassan, Dr. Nayyar Ali, Dr. Zaheer Ahmad, Dr. Syed Amjad Hussain and Mr. Arif Hussaini, ex-Director of Ministry of Information, regularly contribute articles to Pakistan Link. Mr. Khan further noted that Pakistan Link/Urdu Link are known for their pro-Pakistan stance and the community owns these newspapers with pride because the end product is quite impressive as compared to the other similar publications of the community.