Congratulates on getting Hilal-i-Imtiaz
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain telephoned the family members of famous ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan, widely acclaimed Urdu poet Shabbir Hassan Khan Josh and Fauzia Wahab on their being conferred the Hilal-i-Imtiaz posthumously for their outstanding services in their respective fields and congratulated them.
Talking to Farrukh Jamal, grandson of Josh, Mr Hussain said that Josh was our national asset, and it was good that his services were recognized and he was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz. Farrukh Jamal thanked Mr Hussain for remember his grandfather and said that he was a true admirer of Josh.
Talking to Asif Mehdi, son of ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan, Mr Hussain said that although Mehdi Hassan was no more with us physically yet his voice would always live with us.
Mr Hussain also telephoned Barrister Murtaza Wahab, son of Fauzia Wahab, and congratulated him on the conferring of the Hilal-i-Imtiaz on his mother. He said that the services of Wahab for democracy would always be remembered.