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            TORONTO:  “Humans never kill humans.  Terrorist attacks anywhere and by anyone are not acceptable regardless of race, religions and countries. The terrorist attacks in Paris were one of the biggest massacres that happened in France in which citizens of 15 countries were killed,” stated  Dr Shahid Hashmi, Chairman, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce,  a Pakistani community leader in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, in a Press statement.
            Dignitaries and renowned personalities including Asghar Ali Golo, Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto, Canada, Rick Milne, Mayor of New Tecumseh, Salma Zahid, MP, Mazhar Shafiq, Karamatullah Ghauri, ex-ambassador, Dr Taghi Abedi, medical specialist, poet and research scholar, Nazimuddin Nazim, ex-Pakistan TV producer, Syed Hashim Reza Taqvi, Tahira Hashim, Hameeduddin Ahmed, editor & publisher of Urdu newspaper `AWAZ’,  Muhammad Salahuddin popularly known as Mehdi Salahuddin, Ghazal/Geet singer and now gaining popularity and reputation of Mehdi Hassan of Canada , Jibran Hashmi, a versatile singer, Hashim Hyder, Masoodul Haq, Yasin, Arshad Bhatti, Badar Munir, Latafat Siddiqui, editor Canadian Asian News,  and many other leading members of the community visited the residence of Shahid Hashmi and Seema Hashmi. They all condemned the Paris attacks and prayed for those killed and injured.
            Shahid Hashmi full of praise for the good Canadians including Rick Milne, Mayor of New Tecumseh, for strongly condemning the harassment and beating of Muslim women and for offering and assuring Muslims to rebuild the mosque burnt by some miscreants and haters.    
            One of the gatherings at Shahid Hashmi residence was a dinner hosted on November 21, 2015, to greet and celebrate the wedding of Latafat Ali Siddiqui’s daughter.
            The lovers of late Mehdi Hassan and music fully enjoyed the very good performances of Mehdi Salahuddin and Jibran Hashmi, also a versatile singer. The musical presentation and party continued till late night. Such gatherings at Shahid Hashmi residence are a common routine with the purpose of bringing and keeping people and families together and helping build bridges between communities.
            As President of SHIR International Network (Mission & Vision: Serve Humanity In Reality), I respect the emotions and good feelings of Shahid Hashmi when he says `Humans never kill humans’. Unfortunately it is the humans who are the worst enemies of human beings. Some become good human beings and some worst human beasts. They keep fighting and killing each other. One to defend and the other to kill and enjoy the death and destruction, In wars and for vested interests, millions of innocent people and soldiers are mercilessly killed and maimed. Good or bad, they are all human beings. Unfortunately, it will keep happening till the Day of Judgement as God (Allah) has allowed Satan to do what he wants. That’s why there are turmoil, wars, disputes, arguments, killings and destructions. God has warned us about Satan and said in Chapter (Surah) # 7 Al-Araf (Verses 19-25):  
            “O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression." (19) Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, in order to reveal to them their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said "Your Lord only forbade you this tree lest ye should become angels or such beings as live forever." (20) And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. (21) So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?" (22) They said: "our Lord! we have wronged our own souls: if Thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy we shall certainly be lost." (23) (Allah) said: "Get ye down, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood― for a time." (24) He said: "therein shall ye live and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last)." (25).
            Fortunately, God (Allah) has taught us to realise, repent, reform and seek forgiveness so that He could protect us and support us to defend ourselves from harms and the sworn enemies. The tips, answers and solutions are all available in the original holy books including Bible, Quran and Torah. But we are so cruel, so selfish and so careless that we don’t bother to study, understand implement them.    
            As for Asghar Ali Golo, the highly respected Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto, I have heard him speak on several occasions and would like to request him to give priority and more focus on the Pakistani community in his speeches instead of giving maximum time to the past including Mohenjo-Daro, Taxila and Harappa and so on.
            The present condition, situation and requirement are more important than the past memories. Our community always needs attention, help, support and promotion. Instead of becoming a rubber stamp and just keep on stamping the passports, visas and documents, we need to bring and keep community members closer and together. In my opinion, this is one of the most important roles of the missions, consulates, embassies and high commissions. I have noticed that most of the staffers and officers considering themselves as `Super Class Human Beings’ and the public their servants. This attitude must change. We can earn respect and good results only with good attitude and contributions.
            Society comprises of good and bad human beings. We need a society where good humans beings dominate and keep a check on the bad ones. Only such society can help build a good system and a country. For a good society, Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan has presented a very good formula for the parents and children both. It is worth listening and promoting.          
            SHIR International Network will continue to practically support and promote the mission and vision: Serve Humanity In Reality (SHIR). Only through awareness, understanding and support of the people, the spiritually-powered mission & vision SHIR International Network could become a really powerful platform and voice of the people and humanity.
            Stop pointing fingers at each other. Stop blaming, harassing, insulting and harming each other. This will only cause harm and weaken us. We must learn to live and work together in reality. We must help and support each other. Most of our people are good but committing some mistakes which are proving very harmful.

          JZ’S PROFILE:  Founder of SHIR International Network (Serve Humanity In Reality---SHIR), declared by Judges as one of 75 Finalist Best Canadian Immigrants, an Honour for the Pakistani Community. Joined Journalism Profession in 1974 (Daily `SUN’, Karachi) and still serving as a professional journalist (2014). Javed Zaheer, Free Expression Award Winner (Awarded by National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada—NEPMCC. Award presented by Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada), Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner (Presented by North American Desi Idol), 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 (From 1986-1999), Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF---Canada & Pakistan) and Honorary Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Director Information, Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), 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). Visit for latest exclusive articles.     /        

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