AWARENESS EXPOSING EXPLOITERS, BENEFITING COMMUNITY
ZAHEER, HONORARY EDITOR & FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
Pakistani Community activity in the Thorncliffe Park Drive locality of the
Don Valley West constituency is gaining momentum. The TPD locality is one
of the most crucial and important ones of Canada---both elections,
activity and settlement wise.
being fast realized by all those who matter including policymakers and
respectable and responsible members of the community, society and
those---Puppets and Players---who are still living with wild dreams of
vested interests and in fool’s paradise and continue to neglect and
ignore it deliberately may prove disastrous for their masters and parties
and make them end up as losers.
conspirators and exploiters playing games with the communities and people
in the area and fooling them for a long time are being exposed now. This
is all thanks to the awakening, proper awareness and understanding of the
community members and search for the true leaders.
many rain frogs may emerge, jump in and start croaking to attract
attention and eye leadership. Foxy brains will continue conspiring but
this time more cunningly to create mess, confusion and division to keep
dominating and harming the people of the TPD locality comprising mostly
Pakistanis followed by Afghans and then Gujaratis of Indian Origin.
All of the
above communities claim to be Champions of Muslim cause and community but
have miserably failed to promote the noble cause and serve the Muslim
community in the real sense. This is because of lack of basic
understanding including of the Holy Quran and role, duties and
responsibilities of the Muslim Ummah, unity and proper networking and most
importantly exploitation by their cunning leaders and committed enemies.
themselves to be exploited and harmed and just keep dancing on the tunes
of others. Because of their helplessness, foolishness and selfishness,
they themselves are the biggest hurdles in the promotion and progress of
the Muslim Community in general and their communities in particular.
cannot be blamed for this. This wonderful country has provided them the
best opportunities, facilities and all freedom to live, work and preach
peacefully, respectfully and responsibly. It is the Muslims who have
failed to understand the realities and avail the opportunities.
their own lacking and faults, mainly wrong thinking, approach and
attitude, the Muslims become a victim of cunningness and exploitation.
They are to be mainly blamed for their sufferings, lack of unity and
Community’s English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, which serves all
communities and people, is playing a pivotal role in the awakening, proper
awareness and understanding. It is trying to connect the Muslim and
Pakistani communities and all other communities, create an environment and
good sense to end petty disputes and differences and infuse the spirit of
livingand working together and supporting each other. The pace of success
is slow but positive and moving in the right direction.
be analyzed from the response it is getting from the community members and
organizations. The Pakistan Canadian Association (PAC) is one such
organization. Nawab Salim Khan ( email@example.com ), one of the PAC
Board Directors, sent the following email message on behalf of the PAC to
Shaukat Malik, Editor of `Pakistan Abroad’ ( firstname.lastname@example.org ):
Association of Canada is proud of your esteemed publication `Pakistan
Abroad’ sincere efforts and dynamic support in streamlining the affairs
of Pakistani Community in terms of unity, growth and potentials to play
successfully its due leading role in their new country Canada.
coverage of Pakistan Association of Canada in November 5, 2009,
publication speak itself about your patriotism where our news item was not
only refined but was made of rich potentials by the publication.
well aware about the Pakistani community issues and problems due to lack
of unity which provided opportunity to other origin minority to dominate.
We are trying to bring a change in the situation where the minority wants
to maintain status quo and trying their best to divide Pakistani
is now changed and we will be very soon in command to get our visible and
due share in all respect to work towards the betterment of our community
in particular and other communities in general.
be always looking forward for your expert advice and support to achieve
this noble task. We are forwarding our press release in the form of a
letter addressed to concerned corners and hope that your expertise will
publish it prominently in your esteemed publication.
Malik replied as follows:
acknowledge the receipt of your email containing PAC's press release, many
thanks for your compliments.
“It is my
understanding that you (along with other responsible members of Pakistani
origin) have recently formed a platform to help our community come out of
the obscurity into prominence by making sizeable contributions in all
areas of the social and civic fabrics of our society.
“It is no
secret to nobody that Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park neighbourhoods
are densely populated with the Canadians of Pakistani Origin. All these
people need to unite and take actions for their common concerns in order
for the clean, unspotted and elegant community-image be developed in the
area. This can be achieved by displaying good character, attitude and
impression from every member of our community.
Abroad is a community based institute that processes variety of useful
information vital for all Canadians in general and new immigrants in
particular and as such helps promote the cause of community organizations
like PAC. Our mission is to Build Bridges of Understanding between people,
communities and nations to promote love and peace so that we all can LIVE
and WORK together.
Abroad is committed to provide its unbiased journalistic support to all
individuals, groups, parties, associations, businesses and leaders who are
quite avid to extend community and humanity service.
Abroad provides suitable coverage to everybody regardless of their
political opinions, religious affiliations or involvements in particular
social or ethnic groups and for this reason we respect your views on
local, municipal, community or other issues and are ever prepared to give
them coverage in equal measure, without prejudice.
being a business entity, we sometimes undergo the low points that could
render us unable to provide coverage to every press release and/or news
report that you would forward to us. Under such circumstances we expect a
broader level of understanding from your side in terms of looking at our
position within the rational limits.”
S.Malik, Editor- Pakistan Abroad (South Asian Community Newspaper)
Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 113, Toronto, Ontario, M4A 2M2. Tel: 416 751
1394/Cell:647 521 0315.Email: email@example.com
In the press
release sent to the concerned corners and English Weekly `Pakistan
Abroad’ as well, the Pakistan Association of Canada (PAC) strongly
reacted and objected to the speech of Nawal Ateeq, President of Canadian
Association of Pakistan Association (CAPO), and many other issues
considered damaging and harmful for the communities in the TPD locality. .
PAC alleged and pointed to the negative references made to other
associations in the CAPO president speech while highlighting the formation
of CAPO and its two months activities.
Some of the
points and issues objected and raised were as follows:
We have received CAPO flyer at our email addresses. It is really
surprising and we are trying to find out that on what grounds this flyer
is sent to us and other members of Pakistani community. If we are the
members of Pakistani community then why CAPO doesn’t invited us and
other members of Pakistani community especially when preferred to invite
their Indian origin patrons in the function?
act is more than enough to prove that how much CAPO loves Pakistani
community. Either CAPO was afraid of open entry of Pakistani community or
with its assigned role of a Puppet Association?
has exhausted the golden opportunity to assemble the ten times higher
participation of Pakistani community in the function in Mini Pakistan.
CAPO was having Indian origin patrons and planners along with their
business houses funding, political platform and projection support.
addition to that the provincial minister participation and support,
Liberal rides backingand TNO executive director sponsorship along with the
TNO funds and resources and the musical program and free dinner were the
special bonuses to boost the occasion.
ideal combination and attractive situation and the participants were only
around 50 families. The seminar at Greek community centre for doctors,
engineers and credential evaluations attracted more participants even with
the absence of music show and free dinner.
comments regarding the existing organizations of Pakistanis in Canada are
not justified by the puppet CAPO as installed by the political and TNO
bosses through their employees who are bound to dance to save their
bosses will soon face the music as they bet on the wrong horses. Instead
of commenting and criticizing the existing organizations of Pakistanis in
Canada it will be better to make an assessment of CAPO to find out the
answer to the following questions?
1. How the
association was formed and when and where the open meeting was held?
2. When the
Memorandum and Article of Association were circulated and approved?
3. When the
election schedule was announced and who was the election commissioner?
positions of body were announced and who were the candidates?
where and in which newspapers the circular, flyer and Press release were
6. When and
where the elections were held?
the Pakistani community members were informed?
8. Why CAPO
circulated membership form in the function for first time?
9. How come
without member’s participation CAPO is formed?
CAPO is born in the drawing room?
11. Who was
the expert surgeon in CAPO case?
surprising to observe that the CAPO launching ceremony was restricted to
the projection of only two employees of TNO and Rob’s office assistant.
Whether CAPO failed to find the candidates for the positions of General
Secretary, Information Secretary, Finance Secretary and Directors or
trying to find someone trustworthy ordon’t want to share publicity and
projection with other members.
try to learn fair dealing and control the attitude problems to deal with
others as there is no long time guarantee of CAPO puppets employment
continuation as once the bosses realized their mistakes and the incoming
problems to themselves.
are good but not through short cut approaches or on the basis of day times
sweet dream which rarely comes. Most of all the patience and experience is
very important to set the direction straight towards the goals and
objectives otherwise the over speeding drivers not only risk their lives
but also of the companions who are on board.
Community is well aware about the facts of the failed attempt to hijack
the Pakistani community platform with the help of some Pakistanis under
the plan designed by the Indian origin patrons.
Pakistani community’s genuine representative body is Pakistan
Association of Canada. PAC believes in open merit and consensus in the
community members where every person has free expression right in the
meetings and the association is moving forward towards its aim and
objectives as an independent body, proudly as an independent body, free
from any political affiliation. Our Association working boundary is on
national level in Canada and we are macro players.
Pakistan Association of Canada is proud of its potential members who are
highly qualified and experienced and have the capacity to lead in right
directions to fulfill its community developments duties successfully. We
are fully aware that our association will play the decisive role in the
future challenges in the field of community developments, social and
cultural sectors, educational and sports sectors and to unite Pakistani
community and to coordinate and strengthen ties with other communities.
play a leading role in incoming local, provincial and federal elections
and provide guidance to community members to participate in full swing
purely on the basis of meritorious performances of the candidates. No
party will be in position to ignore us due to our firm commitments in
playing our role in Canadian Society towards unity and betterment of the
communities and their multicultural richness.
Association of Canada will not tolerate the conspirators and will give
them a good psychological and community counselling treatment to improve
their mental problem which will enable them to learn the fundamental of
good life to live in society.
Association of Canada advancement can be seen in the group photos of two
ordinary monthly meetings. The well qualified and impressive
representation is clearly evident.
soon organize a mega event and we will definitely invite every member of
Pakistani community including CAPO team. We will treat them as our special
guests and invite them on stage to perform their leadership skills to
provide an opportunity to the Pakistani community to assess the both
side’s potentials in line with their past and present credentials,
contributions, achievements at national and international levels.
strange to note that the TNO and political slot did not form any puppet
association of Afghans, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Greeks, Arabs, Turkish
or other origin communities but chooses Pakistani community. Why? Because
they were afraid of the awareness in the leading Pakistani community so
they choose to make a puppet association by choosing its employees to
safeguard the present prevailing minority so-called beneficiaries.
image of a non-governmental organization is tarnished. This
organization’s top management failed to meet the community challenges.
If TNO is community caring and willing to support project/programs then
the result must be seen by the community. Where are those projects which
can be seen in terms of results and performances?
the experience of attending men’s networking program at TNO, which has
been designed to collect the contacts to provide them to a political
office assistant and he is using them for his objectives. When we asked
from coordinator, we were told that the contacts information is the
property of TNO and its distribution will be violation of privacy act. How
contacts gone to puppets and why?
know that CAPO was launched by the prevailing few beneficiaries from
Indian origin in connivance with few puppets in Pakistani community. They
also took the TNO and a constituency office on board to stab in the back
of Pakistani Community. They are afraid of their activities through which
they not only divide the Muslim community but also discriminated with the
Thorncliffe community in general to favor only the near dears of a
specific group to which they belong.
deprived the majority Pakistani community in particular and Afghani,
Bangladeshi, Turkish, Greeks, Sri Lankan, African, Arabs and Romanian
origin communities in general as they received funds from governments for
social activities and spend all of them in near dears.
“We have a
very simple question to ask that why Indian origin patrons installed CAPO?
Whether they have started to love Pakistan? What is their agenda to
achieve through the puppet association?
community is highly qualified and its potentials are very much proved to
get it right place and lead in all sectors of community developments with
the coordination of other communities purely on the basis of merit. TNO
will be also streamlined soon and competent persons will be inducted to
make it truly an outstanding neutral and non-political organization.
solve this complex problem:
surprising that CAPO a puppet organization of TNO employees is making tall
they will perform the TNO assigned events at the TNO facilities with the
TNO funding and resources under the CAPO platform?
TNO having huge funding, manpower and technical specialists has failed to
its assignments so that CAPO is replacing it?
CAPO office bearers forgot that they are the employees of TNO and getting
against their jobs duties?
TNO employees at TNO facilities with TNO funds and resources project
CAPO Recognition Award is given for the hiring and working for CAPO in
this award is given on allowing TNO employees to work for CAPO at TNO
by utilizing TNO funds and resources in addition to salaries?
the TNO gathered information of community member’s utilization by its
for personal, political gain and projection is not illegal and if some
members raised this issue under privacy act violation then what will be
the consequences and how TNO will face that situation?
TNO don’t know that Canada is not a banana republic but the most
modernized democratic country and eager to protect its citizen’s right
and TNO will also be aware that Canadian government never allowed privacy
the TNO employees under the CAPO cover have real political and leadership
ambitions and they believe that they have the potential to work in
community developments to raise to the Councillor, MPP and MP positions
then the best option for them is to quit their jobs without any further
delay as this decision will save the TNO from the serious scandal as the
other political parties and communities are taking serious note of CAPO
activities for a specific political platform.
patronizing of CAPO is a politically motivated move to divide the
Pakistani community in particular and other communities in general. The
creation of hurdles towards the Pakistan Association of Canada, the
genuine and real representative body, will lead to demonstrations and
need to stop its funding and other resources immediately towards the CAPO
projection at the cost of TNO. The TNO employees must be sincere and
honest to the organization and immediately stop TNO damaging acts as they
are bound under the organization administrative code of conduct.
that this petition will provide opportunity to all concerned to realize
their mistakes and to take immediate steps to rectify them.
statement was issued on behalf of the Board Directors and members
Salim Khan (Director), Adeeb Alam (Director), Nadeem Siddiqui (Director),Ihsan
Ullah Khan (Director), Raees Ahmed (Director), Tanvir Ahmed (Director),M.
Aslam Chhottani (Director), Khalid Awan (Director), Ibrahim
Shaikh(Director), Tanvir Ahmed Khan (Director), Ibrahim Durrani
(Director), Hanif Abdullah (Director),Shakeel Ahmed (Director), Masood A
Khan (Member), Yunus Memon(Member), Naushad Ansari (Member), Zahid Nawaz
(Member), Ahmed Zaheer(Member), Waseem Arab (Member), Iqbal Khowaja
(Member), M. Waseeh (Member), Nasrullah (Member), S.M. Tariq (Member),Tariq
Rehman(Member), Mehboob Magsi (Member), Ammar Khalid (Member), Baber
Ali(Member), Salman Ali (Member), Imran Khan (Member), Usman Ahmed
(Member) and Sheharyar Khan (Member).
to the PAC protest letter sent to all concerned corners including TNO,
Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO),
replied to Nawab Salim, Board Director of PAC, with the following remarks,
which were forwarded by the PAC to English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’ for
update of progress made:
for your message. While TNO will not get involved in a debate about
Pakistani community organizations and their internal issues, I want to
correct few misunderstandings in the letter. TNO is very proud to support
the Pakistani community in any capacity just as much as we are proud to
support the Afghan, Pilipino, Spanish and Indian communities in the
I attended an event by the Afghan Community in the Park, in the next two
weeks, we will be participating in a Pilipino community event in
Thorncliffe. At a personal level, I was thrilled to be at CAPO's event. I
will also be very thrilled to attend, if invited, any event by the
Pakistan Association of Canada.
support in any way possible the effort of the community and support in any
way possible the organizations that support the public good of any
TNO is committed to working with all, we are not betting on any horse, we
wish the Pakistani Community and all of its organizations, including CAPO
and the Pakistan Association of Canada utmost success in serving this
dynamic and deserving community.”
Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, 18
Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, ON, M4H 1N7. Tel: (416)421-3054 Ext.233.
Fax: (416).421-4269. Email:
. Website: www.thorncliffe.org.”
Shafiq, Constituency Assistant, Office of Rob Oliphant, MP, Don Valley
West, Toronto, Ontario, approached Nawab Salim with the following remark,
which was also forwarded by Nawab Salim to English Weekly `Pakistan
Abroad’ for update of the progress made:
like to sit with you and talk about this issue. Please let me know what is
the convenient time for you.”
replied as follows:
appreciate your message, however, will reply after consulting with the
board of directors and members of Pakistan Association of Canada.”.
Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’ appreciates the very good, positive and
sensible comments of Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director of TNO, and the
good gesture of Mazhar Shafiq to sit and talk for removing the
misunderstandings and to work together in the interest of the community
and both the Pakistani community organizations---PAC and CAPO---. That is
indeed a positive and constructive approach.
creating a shameful, disgracing and harmful situation, all moves, efforts
and attempts must remain positive and constructive and directed towards
making the community and organizations very powerful and effective.This
can only happen with good understanding, unity and networking. We need to
keep repeating this message again and again so that it is properly
understood and practically implemented.
because of childish and immature acts, attitude and behavior of some
members, the organizations got entangled in disputes. Misunderstandings
must be removed and petty disputes and differences solved so that the
community does not suffer any major harm.
Pakistani leadership has started to emerge and gain trust and confidence
of those who matter at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. The
respect earned must not be lost due to foolishness. No doubts attempts are
being made and would be made in future also to exploit and cause harm but
we need to move confidently and steadily on the path leading to the right
This is how
we can tackle and fail the exploiters and conspirators. We need to provide
a strong platform and become a powerful voice of the people. Further than
community, we must think and act in the interest of humanity and work for
all to serve them practically and properly.
leaders like Nawab Salim Khan, who is also an active Liberal member, and
Mazhar Shafiq, Constituency Assistant, Office of Rob Oliphant, MP, Don
Valley West, are influential, highly educated, sensible, civilized,
respectable and responsible members of the society and community and
hopefully would not indulge in any act which would prove shameful and
harmful for the community and the people.
hundreds of people who are crazy to become just leaders for name and fame
sake. We must not fall into their traps. We have to think and understand
allowing organizations and crazy leaders to emerge like mushrooms and
damage the common objectives and interests of the community, we need more
sincere and good Pakistanis to come forward andassume the true leadership
role under one umbrella of unity and networking which can connect people
with people and communities with communities.
We need the
community and people to flourish, instead of getting confused, exploited
and harmed. We strongly need an organization which focuses on unity and
networking in proper and practical sense
Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’ is committed to serve all those involved in
positive and constructive missions, efforts and struggles. It will keep
supporting, promoting and connecting the genuine organizations and people
in the interest of people, community and humanity.
We are very
fortunate as this facility and opportunity has been provided to us by
Canada, the best country in the world.No doubt, Canadians are one of the
best and most loving, caring and supportive people.---Long Live Canada.
---Javed Zaheer, Free Expression Award Winner (NEPMCC---Canada), Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner, Member & Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’ and ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, is contributing voluntarily in the media on purely Honorary Basis in order to serve the people and community with the spirit of community and humanity service. The objective is to make both the media and the community powerful, influential and effective. Contact: (416)696-0981/ firstname.lastname@example.org .