Thursday, 15 November 2007

Seminar - New York - Nov 18

Doctors For Democracy and Justice Seminar:

Pakistan main Aeen and Jumhooriat ki Pamaali- Ek lamhae fikr

(Trampling of Constitution and Justice in Pakistan.)

Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230 Tel 718-287-7011

Sunday November 18th, 1 PM to 5 PM

Subway: Q train to Cortelyou; F to Ditmas

The rapidly worsening political and constitutional limbo in Pakistan is a great cause of concern for all the Pakistanis. Never before, Pakistan has seen such a blatant violation of its constitution and the political process.

In order to be better inform ourselves and the rest of the Pakistani American community, Doctors for Democracy, a Pakistani American Physicians group in collaboration with Coney Island Avenue Project, will hold a seminar in Little Pakistan, the Midwood section of Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY. Speakers, experts in their respective fields, will highlight the assault on Judiciary, journalists and the political process.

Speakers:

Justice (Rtd) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed, through special telephone arrangement

Ali Ahsan Esq, Attorney at Law, Son of Atizaz Ahsan

Mazhar Abbas, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

Dr. Manzur Ejaz, Washington based renowned Journalist

Hassan Abbas, Boston based political analyst

Rana Ramzan, Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR)

The program will start at 1 PM on Sunday November 18th at Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230. Tel 718-287-7011. It will continue till 5 PM.

Endorsement: Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR), Asian-American Network against Abuse of Human Rights (ANAA), Association of Pakistani Physicians for Democracy and Justice (APPJD), Pak-American Freedom Forum.

The seminar is endorsed by representatives of the political parties: Sarwar Chaudhry (Pakistan Peoples Party) Rana Saeed (PML-N), Taj Akbar (ANP).

Doctors for Democracy calls for immediate end of the Emergency, restoration of full democracy, supremacy of law, respect for the civil and human rights and protection and upholding of the National Sovereignty from foreign and external interference in the political spectrum.


For further information, please contact Dr. Abdul Majeed (516) 655-4134) Dr. Qazi K.Haider (516) 225-7852, Dr. Faheem Butt (516) 410-1507, Dr. Nasir Gondal (917) 860-0808 and Ahsahullah Khan Bobby of Coney Island Avenue Project (917) 440-9002

9 comments:

nasir said...

Trampling of Constitution and Justice in Pakistan

The seminar on the present crisis in Pakistan was held at Ziafat Hall on Coney Island Avenue in the Little Pakistan section of Brooklyn on Sunday 18th, 2007 from 1 to 5 PM. It was hosted by Doctors for Democracy and Justice, a Pakistani American Physicians group in collaboration with Coney Island Avenue Project. Upward of hundred members of Pakistani community attended the seminar.

Dr Faheem Butt was the emcee. Dr Abdul Majeed welcomed the audience and gave introduction of Doctors for Democracy and Justice.

Speakers included Ali Ahsan Esq, Attorney at Law, Son of Atizaz Ahsan, Manzur Ejaz, Washington based free lance Journalist, Rana Ramzan, Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR), Ahsanullah Khan (Bobby) of Coney Island Avenue Project, Bazah Roohi of Asian-American Network against Abuse of Human Rights (ANAA), Dr Mohammad Naqi of Association of Pakistani Physicians for Democracy and Justice (APPJD), and Shahid Comrade of Pak-American Freedom Forum.

Mazhar Abbas, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists was the keynote speaker and received standing ovation. He described in detail the long history of Pakistani journalists' struggle.

Justice (Rtd) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed, addressed the gathering through special telephone arrangement from Karachi. He eloquently highlighted the historic perspective of the current judiccial and politcal crisis.

Hassan Abbas, Boston based political analyst could not join due do a family emergency.


Folk poet Bashir Khokhar read his latest fiery poem Emergency Na Manzoor.

Speakers of behalf of political parties included Rohail Dar (PML-N), Khalid Awan and Sarwar Chaudhry (PPP), Afsar Ali (ANP) Shamsuz Zaman (MMA), and Sheik Elahi (Tehrike Insaaf)

There was a Q & A session in the end.

In the end Dr Qazi Kamal Haider presented a resolution. It called for the immediate lifting of Emergency, restoration of the Supreme court under the leadership of Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Military to go back to the barracks, opening up of the private channels and free and fair elections.

Event was attended by media representatives of Dawn, Jung, Geo VOA, BBC and the NY Pakistani media including Sadae Pakistan, Pakistan Post, News Pakistan, Urdu Times, Ravi and Pakistan Express.

Nasir Gondal

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