US Consul General & Political Officer visit central secretariat, meet MQI leaders
US Consul General Mr. Zachary Harkenrider and Political Officer Mr. Eric Martin, Monday, visited the central Secretariat of MQI. They called on senior MQI leadership namely Chairman of Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, President of MQI Federal Council Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, and Brig (r ) Muhammad Iqbal during the visit.
The US Counsel General talked about Islamic Curriculum on Peace and Counter-Terrorism authored by PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, while speaking on the occasion, apprised the visiting delegation about 600-page Fatwa and Islamic Curriculum on Peace at great length.
Mr. Zachary Harkenrider appreciated the services and contributions of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri for promotion of peace, and interfaith dialogue in the world. He said that there can be no greater need of interfaith dialogue than it is today. He said that terrorism is not a crime against any particular community, country or a nation. Rather it is a crime against the whole humanity and an act of war. He said that it is satisfactory that MQI has been waging a relentless struggle to eliminate the scourge of terrorism at intellectual level, a fact which is appreciable.
The US delegation visited Gosha-e-Durood, Sales Centre, Conference Hall and central Media cell where PAT leaders GM Malik, Syed Amjad Ali Shah, Farah Naz, Noorullah Siddiqui and Col. (r ) Muhammad Ahmad briefed them about their respective departments and their functioning. Presentations were given to the US delegates regarding Minahj University, Minhaj Education Society, Aghosh Grammar School, various projects under Minhaj Welfare Foundation, collective marriages, self-employment scheme, and free eye camps etc.
The delegation was told that MQI provides free boarding and lodging and educational services to the orphan children. MWF, a sister organization of MQI, has been in the forefront of efforts of rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts during national catastrophes. It was also informed about clean drinking water project located in Cholistan.
Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri told the delegation that MQI has been working hard for promotion of Sufism, love, peace and interfaith harmony and elimination of terrorism and extremism in the world. He also thanked the US delegates for taking time out to visit the MQI secretariat and gifted them the books of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in connection with elimination of terrorism and extremism.