(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Aziz Memon, President, English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP), and fellow office-bearers have offered heartfelt condolences at the death of Siraj Ahmed, the oldest member of the Union who expired recently.
In a media statement, issued in Karachi, they eulogized the services of Siraj Ahmed in his capacity as Secretary of the ESUP. He was praised for having attended all the events despite being in nineties. They recalled that the chief guests and distinguished speakers used to be impressed by his vast knowledge and pragmatic observations on their speeches.
The ESUP officials declared having lost one of their most dedicated and committed members who earned respect from all quarters.
The English Speaking Union, an educational charity, was founded in 1918 on the initiative of an English writer and journalist, Sir Evelyn Wrench, while its Pakistan chapter, ESUP, came into existence in 1961 with the objective to develop friendship and goodwill between the English-speaking people of Pakistan and other countries, by actively encouraging communication, discussion and debate through the medium of the English language.