TORONTO: Picture shows Javed Zaheer, Honorary Editor of English Weekly Pakistan Abroad’, with Mohammad Shafi, who visited Toronto, Ontario, Canada, recently. Mohammad Shafi is about 80 years now. He is very active, energetic and alert and even during bad weather he used to go to the mosque in Thorncliffe Park Drive area to offer prayers.

            During his stay in Canada, he was very much worried about falling sick in the winter season and the harsh weather. Luckily, as long as he stayed here he did not fall sick and enjoyed the good weather season with his family.

            All along he kept praying for this until he left for Pakistan on February 26, 2010, after few months stay with his daughters. He liked Canada very much and hopes to come back in 2011.

            He was greatly impressed by the loving and caring people and the freedom, equality, opportunities and facilities provided by Canada---Picture by Qurrat Ansari, grand daughter of Mohammad Shafi. Qurrat has very good photographic sense and imagination. Her collection includes hundreds of amazing pictures. She is a university student and photography is her hobby.

 ---Story by 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, Member of The National Club, Member of The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, and Honorary Director of Canadian Active Networking Of Peoples Interest (CANOPI) is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities with the spirit of community and humanity service. The objective is to make both the Pakistani media and the Pakistani community powerful, influential and effective. Contact: (416)696-0981/    

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