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JAVED ZAHEER---FOUNDER OF SHIR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK:
A MISSION WITH A VISION TO SERVE HUMANITY IN REALITY
SYEDA RIAZ CONFIDENT OF COMMUNITY
SUPPORT, NDP’S SUCCESS
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREEEXPRESSION AWARD WINNER,
TORONTO: Syeda Riaz, the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for Don Valley West, analyzing the advantageous situation in the area because of the falling graph of Liberal and Conservative parties as a result of anger and, unhappiness and disappointment of the people, particularly Muslim community, is sensing victory and is trying her best possible to take the lead in the locality.
Soft-spoken but bold, Syeda Riaz has a good and impressive personality, speaks and explains confidently and addresses the issues sensibly. The community needs such young members and leaders to come forward and play important roles in all fields.
Her mother, Tasleem Riaz, a renowned and respected community and NDP figure, is proud of her young and educated daughter’s decision and determination to contest the election with full might and to practically serve and lead the people.
The community is showing great support to Syeda Riaz at meetings and gatherings held in the locality. At a dinner hosted recently as part of her election campaign, people from far off places also attended. There were members of many communities. The host was Ali Naqvi. Masoodul Haq recited the holy Quran. The speakers included Peter Tabuns, MPP, Neethan Shan, Executive Director of CASSA, Sharon, Shaukat Malik, Riaz Hussain, Saleem, Khalid Awan, Tasleem Riaz and Syeda Riaz. Also present included Syed Muhammad Iqbal, President of Pak Seniors Forum (PSF) and Afzal Khan Nayyar, distinguished members of the community.
ABOUT SYED RIAZ: Syeda Riaz is serving all communities from an early age. Throughout her life, Syeda Riaz has dedicated herself to enriching her community. As part of Tom Mulcair’s NDP team, she will be a strong voice in Parliament for what matters to hardworking families in Don Valley West—starting with good jobs and affordable childcare.
Syeda is founder, designer and operator of Wish By Syeda, a clothing brand that donates a portion of all its sales to local charities. Passionate about painting and a strong supporter of the arts, she also sells her original artwork to help raise funds for girls’ education in Pakistan.
A natural leader, Syeda has served as executive director of the Asian Communities Council of Canada, a Toronto-based non-profit that works to build social and cultural bridges between communities. She has also been executive director of the Pakistani Community Centre, organizing major community events.
Since 2008, Syeda has helped organize the Danforth Multi-faith Community Walk—a biennial event bringing together local Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities. And in 2010, she helped spearhead the Sister to Sister Campaign, a fundraising effort that supported nearly 10,000 women affected by catastrophic flooding in Pakistan.
Syeda began volunteering at age 13—on political campaigns, as an elected student representative and for causes like Save Toronto’s Waterfront. With plans to pursue a career in law, she is studying Law and Society at York University.
It is the duty and responsibility of the community to support and promote all good members and true leaders so that they can help the community play important roles and work with all communities. Syeda Riaz can be contacted at Campaign Office at 47 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Suite 103 M4H 1J5. Office Number: 647-973-7010. Email: Syeda.Riaz@ndp.ca. http://syedariaz.ndp.ca/contact
SYED AHMED: Syeda Riaz’s Campaign Manager is her very talented, brilliant and energetic younger brother Syed Ahmed, who is just 16-year old and a high school student, has. been certified by Microsoft and is currently the youngest Certified Ethical Hacker in North America. He has also incorporated his company, Niotic, which is a development and security firm. Niotic is currently developing a breakthrough application which can help youth socialize and reach a new level of social comfort, by leveraging modern day technologies and implementing physiological strategies.
Aside from his corporate work, he is a programmer. He sees programming as a fundamental way of problem solving and achieving a shared goal of creating new technologies. His goal is to learn as much as possible, also keeping in mind a way which could make the world a more suitable and comfortable place to operate in including rejecting and dissolving hostility of minority groups and advocating for communities which are being discriminated against..
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