A public seminar was hosted by Muhammad Tauseef Siddiqui of Ay- Zindagi Radio Chicago here at the Holiday Inn, May 20, to show solidarity with and grief for families of the 44 unarmed Ismailis, including women and a child, killed at the bus attack in Safoora Goth, Karachi, Pakistan, May 13. The atrocity was thoroughly condemned as a cowardly act of terrorism by community leaders, members of various political parties, and also by Vice Consul-General of Pakistan in Chicago and master of ceremonies Saman Muneeb. The press release was from Pakistan Times reporter Syed Khalil Ullah.
“I am from Karachi and know the Ismaili community since I was a child. They are a peaceful community and in many respects the pride of our society,” said Naim Ahmed, member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who is also on the Council of Pakistan American Affairs. “Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III, 48th Imam, helped institute Aligarh Muslim University. Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan, made lasting contributions to world politics for the benefit of Muslims. He was a founder and first president of All-India Muslim League. This attack is not on the Ismaili community but on the 20 crore Pakistani people,” he added. “The founder of our nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah belonged to the Ismaili community,” observed Jameel Ahmed Khan, chairman of Pakistan Parade Committee
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