Mr. Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh
Born in 1960 at Gujrat district of Pakistan, Mr. Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh is founding chairman of the Muslim Christian Federation International (MCFI). Once a student leader, Qazi has been Secretary General ‘Jamiat Talaba Ahle Hadith’ and founding Secretary General of ‘Ahle Hadith Youth Force’. Mr. Khamosh had worked under the leadership of Shaheed Allama Ihsan Elahi Zaheer. He has also the honor of enjoying close affiliation with Imam, Khateeb, and administrator of Masjid Al-Aqsa (Jerusalam), Al-Sayad Asaad Bayuz Al-Tamimi. Having Masters degrees in Islamiyat and Arabic respectively from Ulema Academy Lahore and Jamia Islamia Gujranwala, Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh is also President of ‘Jamiat Ulema Ahle Hadith Pakistan’, a religio-political party with well-bonded organizational network and millions of members within and out of Pakistan. The Jamiat has also a network of hundreds of Madaris (religious schools) and mosques wherein the students are imparted Islamic education with main focus on respect to humanity beyond prejudices of sectarianism and extremism. Mr. Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh is also Chairman ‘Islami Yekjehti Council Pakistan’, an alliance of Muslim parties of different schools of thought to fight against sectarianism and promote intra-faith harmony and mutual understanding. Mr. Khamosh is also Deputy Secretary General Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD), a PPP-led 16-party coalition formed against the dictatorial rule of General Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh also served as member Coordination and Follow up Committee of Baghdad Conference under the chairmanship of Tariq Aziz, the deposed Iraqi Deputy Prime Mininster Tariq Aziz. This was a forum set to serve the humanity above prejudices of Religion, Language, and Region. Mr. Khamosh has read out papers at different conferences on ‘Inter-faith Dialogue’ and ‘Peace’ held in USA, France, Jordan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Iraq, Nepal and Pakistan. He is Executive Editor of “Voice of Peace”, first ever English magazine being published on interfaith harmony activities from Lahore, Pakistan. He is also author of several Urdu books including ‘Arab World Order aur Saddam Hussain’ (Arab World Order and Saddam Hussain), while his two books ‘Islam aur Masihiat’ (Islam and Christianity: Common points for human service), and ‘Allam Ihsan Elahi Zaheer’: a renowned political leader, writer’ are in the process of publication.
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Mr. Bishop Samuel Robert Azariah
Rt. Rev Samuel Robert Azariah is serving as the second Bishop of Raiwind since June 1987. He was consecrated and enthroned on the 19th of July 1987 and still continues his services as the Bishop. He is also rendering services in the fields of education, health and social sectors for humanity without their affiliation of faith. The Central Diocesan Office bases at Warris Road, Lahore. The Diocese stretches out from Warris Road, almost 65 miles South of Lahore. The Bishop played a pivotal role in the launching of the MCFI in a bid to bring the Muslims and the Christian communities closer. He shares celebrations of the Muslims and each year hosts an Iftar dinner in the honour of the Muslims leaders in the month of Ramazan. An orator, Bishop Azariah is very much clear in his thoughts about the struggle for interfaith harmony and dialogue. For several times, he visited mosques and madressahs as good will gesture. Bishop of Raiwind Dioceses Samuel Robert Azariah was the first prominent religious figure who appreciated the formation of the interfaith association and committed for cooperation. For comments/queries/suggestions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Samina Naveed
Born in 1966, Miss Samina Naveed is an MA Political Science from Islamia University, Bahawalpur . She hails from Bahawalnagar and had served as Member District Council. She was elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on People's Party' ticket in General Elections, 2002 against one of the seats reserved for women.
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Mr. Joseph Francis
Born in 1945, Joseph Francis is an active peace and human rights activist. He heads Centre of Legal Assistance and Aid (CLAAS), with its main office at Katcha Ferozepur Road, Lahore. He is also political leader and heads Pakistan National Christian Party, also an ARD component. The ARD is Alliance for Restoration of Democracy, a coalition of 16-opposition parties demanding restoration of democracy and the Constitution in Pakistan. Joseph Francis is founding member of the MCFI. He had friendship with Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh at the platform of ARD of which Pakistan National Christian Party of Joseph Francis was a component. They discussed the idea of formation of a platform to bring the two faiths closer and bridging the gap and MCFI was outcome of these discussions.
Mr. Maulana Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari
Haji Abdul Mannan
He is businessman and politician residing in Lahore.
Mr. Abdul Qadir Shaheen
Hailing from Bahawalnagar and now settled in Lahore, Abdul Qadir Shaheen is a political leader. He is in-charge People’s Labor Bureau of Pakistan People’s Party. Mr. Shaheen was elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the PPP ticket in 1988 elections. He also served as Special Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab from 1993 to 1996. He is also member of PPP’s Federal Council and Central Think Tank. He is also founding member of the MCFI.
Information Secretary & Editor Voice Of Peace
Chairperson Women Wing
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mr. Mufti Ferozuddin Hazarvi – KARACHI
Mr. Rauf Khan Sasulee – QUETTA
Mr. Salahuddin Ahmad – PESHAWAR
Mr. Sahibzada Khalilur Rehman Zaheer – GUJRAT
Mr. Marvin Pervaiz – KARACHI
Mr. Mahboob Sada – RAWALPINDI
Mrs. Resha Qadir Bakhsh – LAHOREM
Mr. Amir Mirza Advocate – ISLAMABAD