Sir Iqbal Sacranie in Karachi
A function was held in honor of Sir Iqbal Sacranie at Rangoonwala Community Centre, Karachi on 25th June 2006
SIR IQBAL SACRANIE
Sir Iqbal Sacranie is the Founder Secretary General of Muslim Council of Britain.
He was conferred the title of O.B.E. by British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair in 1999. And later on, the Queen of Britain conferred the title of ‘SIR’ on him.
He is among the handful of Memons to have ever been conferred with this title.
More about the function
The World Memon Organization, Pakistan Chapter, had arranged a function at Rangoonwala Community Centre, Karachi on Sunday, 25th of June 2006 to honour Sir Iqbal Sacranie on conferment of knighthood by the British Government. Mr. Pir Muhammad Kaliya, Vice President of WMO PC presided.
The function was attended by elite of the Memon community such as Mr. Muhammad Hussain Mehanti, Member of National Assembly, Mr. Zakaria Bawany, President, United Memon Jamat, Mr. Salim Parekh, Secretary General, All Pakistan Memon Federation and various other leading personalities of the Memon community.
The Meeting commenced with the recitation of a few verses from the Holy Quran and was followed by Naat-e-Rasool (PBUH).
A documentary film showing the performance of WMO and unity of Memon community was projected. The film depicted the welfare work from its inception till date.
Mr. Pir Muhammad Kaliya, one of the Vice Presidents of WMO and Chairman of WMO Pakistan Chapter, highlighted the services rendered for the welfare of the Memon community in particular, and the Muslims in general. He informed that Sir Muhammad Iqbal Sacranie is the founder-Secretary General of Muslim Association of Britain and he remained on this post from 2002 to 2006.
In the year 1999, Sir Iqbal Sacranie was conferred with the title of O.B.E. by British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair. The Queen of Britain conferred the title of “SIR” on Sir Muhammad Iqbal Sacranie. He is the seventh Memon to have been conferred with this title.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie was elected Deputy President of World Memon Organization unopposed in 2004 and was re-elected on the same post in 2006.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie’s efforts in establishing the World Memon Organization and making it effective organization are commendable.
Mr. Pir Muhammad Kaliya further stated that WMO is a central body of the world and has been serving both the Memon community and Muslims all over the world. Mr. Pir Muhammad Kaliya appealed to the attendees to join WMO.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie, in his speech, thanked World Memon Organization, Pakistan Chapter, for the reception in his honor. He clarified that the title conferred on him reflects the dedication of the Memon community in serving humanity.
He informed that the Muslim population of Britain is only 3% and unfortunately the Muslims are considered terrorists after 9/11 and 7/7 incidents. The Muslims of Britain were terrified after these incidents. The Muslim Council of Britain rose to help the Muslim community of Britain and succeeded to a great extent in removing all doubts against the Muslims.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie appealed to all the invitees to join WMO in helping the Memon community and Muslims all over the world.
A dinner was hosted in honor of Mr. Iqbal Sacranie, on Monday, the 26th June 2006, by Mr. Ebrahim Qassim, an active member of the Board of Management of WMO PC. The dinner was attended by selected personalities of the Memon community.
On the appeal of Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Mr. Hussain Dawood and his son had agreed to become Trustees of WMO. Besides, Mr. Abdul Wahid, Mr. Abdul Karim announced to bcome Patrons of WMO. Many other people agreed to become life members of WMO, which includes Mr. Abdul Ghani Usman, Mr. Junaid Dhorajvi, Mr. Haroon Ahmed and Mr. Mehmood Parekh.