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TORONTO: Whether individuals, organizations, parties, leaders, rulers or policymakers, I like, appreciate and praise and whole-heartedly help and support all those which or who honestly care and work for the people, particularly the innocent, helpless and exploited ones.
Yes, I enjoy, like and love to live and work with all such good human beings serving the people in any capacity or ways. They are symbol, ideal and source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement, strength and determination for me. I learn tremendously from them and gain a lot of experience in this process.
Yes, such people are the ones who have been repeatedly mentioned with good words, great respect and paid rich tributes by The Almighty God (Allah) in the original holy books, scrolls and scriptures including the Holy Quran. Their goodness is the secret of their greatness. They struggle and fight for the right and rights and against injustices and cruelties. This is why they are liked, loved, respected and supported by most of the people and The God Himself.
Pak Seniors Forum (PSF) too has been formed to serve humanity in the best possible ways and through good team. All types of people keep approaching PSF for prized positions, membership and partnership. Many with vested interests, bad intentions and reputation have been diplomatically turned away. Some were only interested in money-making business and presented plans of memberships for funds and donations. Their activities lacked clarity and created doubts and suspicions.    
Doors and arms are always open for all those who want to turn dreams into realities and are prepared to work for the common cause, goals, objectives, mission and vision.
JIM KARYGIANNIS:   Pak Seniors Forum (PSF) team leaders, Syed Muhammad Iqbal and Javed Zaheer, were invited by Shahid Hashmi and family to join them at the table they booked and celebrate 25 Years of Service and great achievements in politics (1988-2013) of Jim Karygiannis, MP for Scarborough-Agincourt, at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall, Markham, on November 22, 2013.   
It was a huge select gathering comprising hundreds of Jim’s lovers, friends, supporters, volunteers, staff members, distinguished personalities and dignitaries including Nafees Zakaria, the Consul General of Pakistan, and ranking diplomats of many other countries.
Rich tributes were paid to Jim Karygiannis by large number of speakers. They said:
“Jim Karygiannis is a true and honest person, a man of principle and words, a true Liberal and a good father. A man who cares and tries to help out   He knows when to be serious and when to laugh. He is a tough guy with kind heart.”
With tears flowing and choking voice, he thanked all for their love and support and for sharing his sorrow (The passing away of his father) and joining the celebration. Pakistan Seniors Forum too expresses deepest condolence and shares his sorrow.
The program included welcome reception, O’ Canada, the grace, dinner, greeting and remarks by colleagues, remarks by Jim Karygiannis and door prizes. Emcee: Jerry Townshend and Piper: David McIntyre.   
The menu included: Mixed green salad, chicken breast, Parisian potatoes, medley of sautéed vegetables, stuffed pepper and rice, crepe and chocolate sauce and coffee and tea.    
TNO’S  SPECIAL DINNER:  Pak Seniors Forum was invited by the TNO’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) for special dinner and PSF team leaders Syed Muhammad Iqbal and Javed Zaheer attended the wonderful special event.
The special dinner was organized in support of United Way Fundraising Campaign on November 26 (Tuesday) at TNO Employment Centre, 1 Leaside Park Drive from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The selected and distinguished guests were mostly Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office’s (TNO) NHSP Steering Committee & TNO's active volunteers.
Members and leaders of various communities including Pakistani, Indian, Afghan, Iranian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, Chinese, Russian and Romanian attended and fully enjoyed every bit of the delicious food and wonderful cultural presentations. It was an extraordinary social and cultural gathering.
Chinese and Filipinos members performed marvelous dances, particularly by Filipino seniors of ages between 70-90 years. Afzal Subhani and Munni, his wife, the famous South Asian community’s music couple, presented many Bollywood hits and Ghazals including of late Mehdi Hassan, the world famous legendary Ghazal singer of Pakistan.
            Jehad Aliweiwi, the Executive Director of TNO, acted as master chef and demonstrated making of special Mediterranean food and salad. His wife Amina and son Amir Aliweiwi were also present on the occasion. While Jehad explained, the guests watched the preparations.
            The excellent mouth-watering and delicious food was also prepared by the TNO’s members and volunteers. The TNO’s Culinary Gallery included: Babaganouj, Mohamara, Nuts and Cheese, Grilled Veggie, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Tabbouleh with Quinaa, Fruits and Grains, Lentil Salad, Nutty Yogurt, Village Market Greens, Lamb N Things, Batata and Roots Veggie, True Italiano Tuscana Rainbow, Everything Orange Dipped in Berries, Totally Nuts, Turkey and Sides-Latifa, Rice Dish-Musa, Chicken Biryani, Raita, Dates, Coconuts and Sundried Fruits and Shahi Tukra.
             Jennifer Rajasekar of TNO presented highlights of the United Way Fundraising Campaign. She thanked the TNO members, volunteers and all those involved in the campaign for making very good collection and contribution through great efforts and impressive performance. She particularly introduced and thanked PSF leaders Syed Muhammad Iqbal and Javed Zaheer for joining and helping make the special dinner event a great success.
            PAYA PARTY: Nooruddin Mirza, one of the important team leaders of Pak Seniors Forum (PSF) and a popular and respected employee of Iqbal Foods, organized a Special Lunch for PSF team leaders and other selected senior members of the community on November 24, 2013, at his residence. Despite the wet, windy and cold weather all those invited attended.
Nooruddin’s wife, Rubina, who is a very good cook, prepared a very delicious Special Paya Dish (Cow Feet), which was enjoyed by all the guests. The couple is known for their hospitality and respected in the community circle of friends.
JOHN CARMICHAEL: Pak Seniors Forum team also thanks John Carmichael, MP for Don Valley West, for recognizing the services of Javed Zaheer, who is also Director Information of PSF, and issuing a recognition certificate to him for his contributions and achievements.
PSF is strictly a non-political registered organization and completely committed and dedicated to serve the people and become their voice and strength. PSF assures John Carmichael that it will respond positively to work with him and all leaders and groups in a non-political relationship to help and support all people. PSF will remain a part of the people only and not political parties.
PSF praises John Carmichael, MP, for taking interest in the community and assuring them of help and support in taking up their issues and solving their problems.  
            JZ’S PROFILE: Javed Zaheer, Free Expression Award Winner, Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner, Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan-Canada Relations (PCR) of Good Governance Forum (GGF), Pakistan, Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `DAWN', Canada, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF---Canada & Pakistan), Honorary Director Information of Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), Canada, and Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, Canada, is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)696-0981/, To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit: www. and (Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004 to 2011. Visit and


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