Your wealth is where your friends are. PLAUTUS I’m so blessed and lucky to meet prominent people in Pakistan and have them in my life.
This photo was taken last August 14, 2013 during the celebration of Pakistan’s Independence Day. Standing beside me, in the middle, is my close friend, MRS. NUSRAT HAIDER RIZVI, wife of a Pakistani politician, SYED HAIDER ABBAS RIZVI. Beside her is the wife of DR. FAROOQ SATTAR, Political Party Leader.
Haider Bhai (extreme right) is my bro in Pakistan. He’s always there to help me and my family in so many ways.
MRS. NAZIA ABDULLA, my Filipino friend in Karachi, is the wife of a known architect in Pakistan, Archt. SHAHID ABDULLA, one of the founders of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and owner of Habitt, Searle Pakistan, Dunkin Donuts, etc.
I got a chance to welcome and meet H.E. DOMINGO D. LUCENARIO, JR., Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyztan and Tajikistan.
In some occasions, I met the Philippine Consul CONRADO B. DEMDEM in Karachi with my Filipino friends.
Most of our close friends are in politics, different political parties. I used to meet some of them in social gatherings like the Ex-Mayor of Karachi, Mustafa Kamal and Gov’t Minister Faisal Subzwari.
I have a nice Filipino friend in Lahore, DR. DANIA QAZI, Director of Studies at City School.
My cousin-in-law, AZFAR ALI, TV Director and Artist, used to visit us at home like our family member.
There are still some family friends in electronic media (BBC), businessmen like the HABIB, politicians, etc.
Wealth makes a great number of friends, but the poor man is parted from his friend. (Excerpt) I beg to disagree. Not in all cases… I’m rich in true friends but not in material things. As far as I’m concerned, if people change because of acquired wealth, power or influence, that means they were shallow to begin with. True friends know where they come from and act with more humility in such circumstances.
I will always cherish our friendship…