Karachi Club Los Angeles Hosts ‘Haleem’ for Local Community
By Wasim Zaidi
Westminster, CA: In keeping with its tradition of hosting an annual ‘haleem’ party for the community, the Karachi Club Los Angeles organized the singularly enlivening event for the 22 nd consecutive year on November 1, 2015.
Garden Grove, CA was once again the frequent GPS entry for most Angelinos of Pakistani origin. A crowd of about 2,200 Angelinos showed up to enjoy the Club’s hospitality: the event has become a popular feature of the social activities of the Karachi Club Los Angeles.
November 1, 2015 turned out to be a day of cheerful merriment and conviviality for the gathering that included several prominent community members, including Mr Ali Sajjad, Artesia City Councilmember; Mr Kamal Zafar, former Central Organizer MQMUSA; Mr Zafar Abbas, Mr Arif Mansuri, and Mr Irfan Murtaza.
The event-attendees also raised a handsome amount for victims of the recent earthquake in the northern areas of Pakistan. Sun Charity volunteers are diligently working to collect funds for the unfortunate victims of this natural calamity.
SUN Charity USA is a dynamic social organization. Its social and welfare activities through its overseas affiliate, the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) , are internationally acclaimed. SUN, in collaboration with KKF, played a key role in providing relief to the tsunami and earthquake victims in the South Asian region. SUN is introducing reforms in the educational system in rural Pakistan by revamping the current curriculum.
The h ighlight of the event was the presence of Mr Babar Khan Ghori, member, Central Executive Committee MQM. Incidentally, it was Mr Ghori’s initiative that saw the inception of the ‘Haleem’ event. Addressing the gathering on the occasion Mr Ghori reiterated his resolve to continue efforts for community interaction. His message of forging ‘Unity’ on the day was very well received by the audience.
Footnote: The nightingale of Los Angeles Mrs Atiya Niazi, who had unfailingly attended the haleem part,y was dearly missed this year. May Allah continue to rest her soul in peace as she passed away a few months ago. A staunch member of the Karachi Club Los Angeles, she was also one of the pioneers of this important community gathering.
At the end, Karachi Club thanked all members for their support and dedication.