Fauzia Kasuri wins the hearts of Chicago PTI Supporters | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
<p style="text-align: justify; ">&#160;On May 26th, PTI Chicago Chapter hosted Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri for a brunch at Holiday Inn Skokie. The event was a major success as a huge number of Women, Youth and Men participated in the event. Brunch was provided to all guests and the event was organized and engaging.&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">PTI Chicago has shown great promise and has emerged as one of the leading international chapters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The previous PTI Chicago events has received appreciation from PTI Leadership all around the world. The videos of the successful events on YouTube have also gone viral and people all around the world in looking at PTI Chicago Chapter as a major contributor to the PTI Tsunami.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">The brunch at Holiday Inn Skokie on May 26th at Holiday Inn was no different. It exceeded the expectations of the attendees. &#160;One such attendee, Mr. Khurram Sundhu, a Lahore resident who is visiting family in Chicago, expressed his feelings to this reporter, "I have seen the passionate youth in Lahore supporting Imran Khan, but I am so pleasantly surprised to see the youth of Chicago taking an active role in Pakistan politics, this is an indication of change. I congratulate Team PTI Chicago for this event." &#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">A volunteer of PTI Chicago, Mr. Bunty Khan had similar sentiments after seeing the success of the event, "What I am most proud of is the team of PTI Chicago who not only has the courage, but the skills too to pull off difficult projects ... this event on a long weekend was tough, but when we decided that we will welcome Fauzia Kasuri, the whole team worked tirelessly to make it a reality"</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">The rest as they say is history. Team PTI Chicago should be congratulated for this outstanding effort. The program was different from other political programs as the number of speeches were minimized and more attention was paid to the action items required to bring PTI into power in Pakistan. Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri is leading the campaign of supporting Insaf Student Federation volunteers, who will go door to door for PTI Membership Campaign. PTI Chicago helped raise funds for those volunteers who are working in trenches; funds for 50+ students was collected on the spot and an equal number of pledges were collected.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">One of the highlights of the event was a Book Auction conducted by Dr. Mujahid Ghazi right after the motivational speech he delivered. Imran Khans book "Pakistan - A Personal History" was auctioned. The Book Auction was a touching moment of the event&#160; as Nabeela Rasheed who won the auction for $1100 returned the book back to PTI Chicago to re-auction. Subsequently, the book was sold for $1000 to Erum Shah. The applause for these two Women went on for a while as Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri got up from her chair and gave them tight hugs.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">A comedy skit also got a lot of appreciation at the event. Jibran Ilyas acted as a Political Talk Show host with guests, Abdul Shakoor Motiwala (acted by Zeeshan Farooq), Samra Rabbani Khar (acted by Samra Cheema) and Khurram Shareef (acted by Khurram Habib). There were several occasions during the skit where people could not stop laughing and clapping to the point that Jibran had to pause the program to let people enjoy the moments. &#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">The speakers of the event included Mr. Ali Ghumman, a graduate student at University of Chicago, who talked about the volunteer team of PTI Chicago with short and funny anecdotes. He also stressed the importance of supporting PTI and the need for action items such as signing up for Memberships and NICOPs. Ibrahim Khan, the young speaker also did an outstanding job in energizing the crowd. Haris Siddiqui, the MC of the event also did an amazing job conducting the program from start to finish. He welcomed a team of former PMLN leaders of Chicago at the event as they joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf unconditionally. Mr. Raja Yaqoob spoke briefly about his decision of joining PTI and suggested some initiatives for PTI supporters in Chicago. He said he joined PTI because Muslim League (N) was not delivering what it stands for. He said he and his friends think that PTI is the only solution to the problems in Pakistan.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">Mrs. Meher Syed, who invited Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri to Chicago kept her speech short and said such nice things to welcome Fauzia Kasuri to the stage that Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri got emotional and shed some tears of happiness. She thanked the team of PTI Chicago to host such a wonderful event. She was pleased to see a high turnout of Women &amp; Youth at the event and claimed that this is why she is optimistic of PTIs chances in the next elections. She shared the vision of Imran Khan and the PTI Ideology extensively. She assured the full house at Holiday Inn Skokie that Imran Khan is relentless and he will do everything possible to bring the change to Pakistan. "We must trust Imran Khan", she said when asked about the inflow of old politicians in the party. She emphasized that Imran will never compromise in his vision and ideology for Pakistan and we must contribute in this historic PTI Tsunami, which will remove the status-quo of Pakistan.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">Another impressive thing about the event was its young and tireless volunteer team led by Musharaf Bukhari, Omar Ansari, Nida Faisal and Zohaib Quadri (other than event participants mentioned already). They welcomed the new volunteers, Nazia Islam, Dj Umer, Adnan Abba, Sharif Malim, Irum Shah, Yumna Noor, Ahmed Ganatra, Zaid Patel, Peerzada Ali Hamza and several others to the group. The volunteers helped in signing up new members of PTI and distributed NICOP forms and also went table to table around the time of fundraising for ISF volunteers in Pakistan, who will go door to door in Pakistan to garner more memberships for PTI. The work of this volunteer team was very inspiring.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; ">Team PTI Chicago got to spend time with Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri in the evening where the volunteers shared their ideas for PTI Leadership and also received suggestions from Mrs. Kasuri for running the PTI Chicago Chapter. At night, few members of PTI Chicago took Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri to a private dinner hosted by Mrs. Akhtar Ali in Burr Ridge, IL, where she addressed a gathering and emphasized the importance of Overseas Pakistanis participation in PTI. Mr. Ali Bakhtiari also spoke at this occasion. Mrs. Akhtar Ali thanked Mrs. Kasuri and the guests for coming at a very short notice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify; "><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri enjoyed her visit in Chicago immensely and recognized it as one of the leading International Chapters.&#160;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; "><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PTICHICAGO"><strong>Visit for More Pictures and News</strong></a></p>