|3 graces of ladies club Multan.|
Shagufta Khaksaar, Uzma Burana, Tahira Najam.
Ladies club, Multan is an independent organization, with a proper membership and annual subscription system. Although, a nominal amount but funds collected through that are used to pay for salaries of the staff at duty and maintenance of the place, alongwith, electricity, phone and gas bills.
Unfortunately, as our entire country is gripped by the fever of tax evasion, this place (which basically serves women of the privileged class of the city of saints) also suffers from problems of the kind. Most probably, annual contribution is an extremely small amount of money that few of the prestigious members forget to pay, in time. The staff at duty, whose livelihood depends on the sum, desperately goes on reminding them but it takes them months, sometimes years to pay their dues.
Like every other living institution, this club also faces highs and lows. Sometimes, it is the most happening place, attracting a lot of people and attention. Sometimes, it gets dull. Some members, also act like fair weather friends. They turn up only, when the best of things are happening here. Without realizing, the club still had to bear the expanses, when it was going through a low phase. They simply refuse to pay for the time, when they were not around. Such irresponsible acts, cause a lot of inconvenience for administration and smooth functioning of this club.
There are some generous and benevolent members, like Mrs. Farrukh Mukhtiar (lifetime president of the ladies club), who lend out favours at all the difficult times to keep this place, working flawlessly. But this does not mean, others should consider it their right to free entertainment and socializing. Which in such a case, becomes accepting a charity. As mentioned earlier, most of the members here, belong to the upper strata of society, they should remain as committed towards their responsibilities, as vigilantly, as the want the club administration to run this place. So, it is a reminder and request to all the members. Pay your dues in time. No matter, what club, association, institution, you are associated with. Always, pay in time.
This issue is addressed here because there were problems that the club admin to face, reopening the club, this time. But it had to be done in September, in any case. So, Mrs. Farrukh Mukhtiar(president), Mrs. Fariha Munir (Joint secretary) and Mrs. Shagufta Khaksar (program secretary) took the plunge.
A tea was arranged on Monday, 23rd September to reopen the club. The highlights of the show were an Islamic lecture and dua by Mrs. Shahida Burq. A quiz show to mark the martyrs and war of September 1965, which was conducted by Mrs. Uzma Burana. And few games to keep the members actively involved in the program, by Mrs. Shagufta Khaksar.
The gifts/ prizes for all the competitions were also a contribution by Shagufta Khaksar. Whereas, generator was a courtesy by Dr. .Munir Hussain Shah. And tea/ refreshments were provided by Mrs. Farrukh Mukhtiar. So, this is how, the members of the administration came together, on their own to reopen the club. A good number of members attended the show and admired the efforts of the administration. At the end Mrs. Fariha Munir was requested to distribute the prizes. Later, all the members had a nice time, over tea in the open lawn.
|FarihaMunirShah giving away the prize to Madam Razia Beg.|
|Mrs. Iqbal Chaudhary.|
|Mrs. Rao and Mrs. Najma Khand|
|Yasmin Bokhari, Mrs. Shahida Burq, Mrs. Nasim Durrani and Shahnaz|
|The program secretary, Shagufta Khaksar, conducting the show.|
|Sadia from Ausaaf newspaper|
|Siamese Twins, dressed in Khaadi clothes,|
Shagufta and Azra.
|Madam Razia Beg from Nawai-Waqt|
|The show is on.|