Dr. Gholam Mujtaba is committed to bridging the gap of mistrust on both sides of the Atlantic. Being the only political leader having an experience of politics on both sides of the ocean, it is an asset for both. In Pakistan, Dr. Mujtaba and his joining team, and Pakistani American expatriates will play a peaceful and positive role to improve economy, internal security, external threats, religious harmony, equal opportunity, corruption free society, transparency and accountability in line to the basic ideology of Pakistan. He demands an audit of the U.S. civil aid to Pakistan, and investigates the kickbacks through contractors and third parties in the process. A financial trail of fugitives living abroad is demanded under money-laundering laws of the United States for U.S. receivables in Pakistan.
Dr. Gholam Mujtaba is open to float a new alliance, an alliance with existing political forces holding a better record to serve Pakistan’s interest. But again for that alliance, return of Pakistan’s looted wealth, repatriation of Pakistani fugitives averting prosecution, transparency and accountability are a prelude.
Dr. Mujtaba will not overburden the nation with further taxes; rather give tax holiday on foreign investments that brings corporate culture, job opportunities and new businesses into Pakistan. He has an economic policy where he would knockout unemployment in the first year of a new government. How? The cards will be opened in due course of time.
Pakistan will continue to maintain it’s favorite status with the United States, and would not allow India to injure it. This relationship will be based on mutual respect and long-term strategic partnership. The new government will not ignore the stakes of over 20 million American Muslims living in the United States.
India should understand that Pakistan is a United States ally. On May 16, 1947 U.S. Department of State announced opening a Consulate General in Lahore 3 months before Pakistan’s independence. This showed how much U.S. gives importance to Pakistan. The Indian dream of dismantling this relationship either through conspiracies from within Pakistan or external threats is doomed to fail. The New Delhi trained terrorists would fail to camouflage their crime on the American shoulders.
Following the events of 9/11, Pakistan has had been a major proponent of Anti-terrorist laws, and is working hard to eliminate terrorism from this region. Thus, it is incumbent upon Pakistan to defeat terrorists whether it is Taliban, Al Qaeda or a terrorist organization functioning within Pakistan. Any organization threatening the life and security of citizens, while their terrorist leaders enjoy sanctuary in world capitals with pending cases of heinous crimes need to be taken to task. This region will not be allowed to function as a hotbed to terrorist activity.
Born in Pakistan, Dr. Mujtaba received one of the top educations in that country. He got his early education at Rajshahi Cadet College where he excelled in academics and extra-curricul ar activities. He was a top debater with various national awards. He was elected to the Karachi University Students Union as General Secretary and was a member of the University Senate and Syndicate. He was one of the foremost student leaders of Pakistan in 1976-78.He played a leading role in the Pakistan National Alliance Movement as a student leader.
He was a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Karachi and served as President Pharmacy Teachers Association Pakistan.
He represented Pakistan at the 5th South Asian Regional Conference of Pharmacology in Beijing, China. Dr Mujtaba served the ROTC( Reserve Officers Training Corps of the US Army) and was the “Distinguished Honor Graduate” of the US Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam, Texas. Professor Mujtaba is named to the United Who’s Who Registry as an honored Member. He is the Director of Corona-Elmhurst Center for Economic Development where US Senator Charles Schumer and NY Assemblyman Jose Peralta are advisors and sponsors of the Center.
After serving as an Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, Dr. Gholam Mujtaba left to the U.S. He has been in the United States for the past 30 years, and is a senior leader of the Republican Party of the United States and a Member of the President’s Circle of the American Security Council Foundation, a position few Pakistanis could attain in one of the leading democracies of the world. Certainly, it’s a matter of pride for Pakistan.
Doctors of Science (D.Sc.) Georgetown
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Georgetown
Master of Science in Pharmacology (M.Sc.) King’s College University of London
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) University of Karachi
Fellow Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH) Great Britain.
Fellow InterAmerican College of Physicians & Surgeons (FICPS) ,USA.
Fellow of the former Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (FRSH), Great Britain
He is the author of a number of publications on cardiovascular Pharmacology:
Author(s): Mujtaba, Gholam; Botting, J.H. Journal Title: Pakistan Journal of Ph armacology. ISSN: 0255-7088. Year: 1988. Volume: 5. Issue: 1. Pages: 37-44 …).
Author(s): Mujtaba, Gholam; Botting, J.H. Journal Title:Fifth South Asian Regional Conference on Pharmacology, Beijing, China:Year 1988, Pages O-41
He is also author of a number of international articles on current affairs in various newspapers and journals.
POLITICAL INTEREST :
Research in current political affairs, Islamic movements in South Asia and the Middle East
Professor Mujtaba has a wide range of experience in teaching, politics and business. He was the leader of the coalition party to the Sindh Government enjoying the majority support of the Members of the Provincial Assembly. Though lost elections in 1993 to the largest constituency of the National Assembly of Pakistan, he remained the key cabinet Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister and was successful in averting sectarian and ethnic violence, and containing crime in the province.
He was a close associate of the former President Pervez Musharraf during his last days in power. He succeeded in striking a deal with the then opposition, but failed to dispense the covert under wrap.
He is known for his expertise in crisis management in political turmoil. As a leading student leader in 1976-78, he succeeded in containing violence against the Bhutto regime, and against Martial Law of General Zia ul Haq. The Late General sanctioned huge financial grant to the University of Karachi on his first meeting with Dr. Mujtaba, the then student leader. Silver Jubilee of the campus was celebrated by virtue of his tireless efforts.
Dr.Mujtaba is a Member of the Chairman’s Advisory Board, a senior leadership forum of the Republican National Committee of the United States.
He is committed to bridge the gap aris ing through conflicts around the globe. The ideas of radicalism and hatred propagated by the followers of Taliban and Bin Laden are in contravention to the basic tenets of Islam, he believes. Islam is a peace loving religion and it’s followers have to be tolerant and liberal. The basic teachings of Abraham’s doctrine, is the very doctrine that unites the three great religions Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
The Middle East conflict needs an amicable and harmonious resolution, and American dream of two states living side by side at peace has to emerge. Suicide bombings and act of terror have to be denounced for a stable and secure Middle East. Dr. Mujtaba commends the United States foreign policy in Bosnia, where US intervention marginalized losses of human life and human sufferings. He is convinced that the US foreign policy is balanced, it supports Muslims where there are excesses, and controls any aggression damaging world peace based on radical ideology.
Based on his spotless and successful track record in politics, he believes that he may play a vital role to bridge the gap between the US and the Muslim world in the new US administration’s policy making in bringing peace in Afghanistan and Iraq. He commends the role of the United States President Barrack Hussein Obama in his balanced foreign policy, and appeals to the Muslim world to give room to the U.S President to succeed in maintaining world order.
A Glimpse of His Professional Commitments – Past & Present :
CEO, Omega Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Belize City, Belize, Central America.
CEO, Day & Midnight Stores Inc., New York.
Associate Dean College of Medicine, American International University, SA.
CEO, Mujtaba Group of Pharmacies,UAE.
CEO, Prema Products Pakistan.
Lecturer Department of Pharmacology, University of Karachi.
Member, Pakistan Standards Institution, Government of Pakistan.
A Glimpse of His Political Appointments :
Member Chairman’s Advisory Board, Republican Party (Republican National Committee) of the United States (2008-TODATE).
Member President’s Victory Team RNC (2008-TODATE).
Director Corona-Elmhurst Center for Economic Development (2001-TODATE).
Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh,Pakistan (1992-94).
Member Senate & Syndicate of the University of Karachi (1976-78)
General Secretary Karachi University Students Union (1976-78).
Chairman Literary & Debating Society of Karachi University (1975).
Family Profile :
Dr.Mujtaba’s father was an honest civil servant of Pakistan, Late Gholam Mustafa, who died in 1984 in Makkah Al-Mukarramah while performing Tawaf-e-ka’aba. He was the first Muslim to top Calcutta University, the capital of British India in 1937.He was the General Secretary of the Muslim Students Association Calcutta chapter in the Pakistan independence movement. He was a key player of the Mohammadan Football Club, the leading soccer team of India. He was born and raised in a feudal-lord family of Bihar, and migrated to Pakistan upon it’s creation.
Begum Mujtaba, Pharm.D., a former Director of Interfaith Coordination (Coordination of Christian, Muslim & Jewish Faiths) at Canaan Baptist Church Corona of the Baptist Convention of New York.
Begum Mujtaba was born in Pakistan at 37 Beaumont Road, PIDC, Karachi. She is the niece of the Founding Prime Minister of Pakistan, the late Liaqat Ali Khan. Her maternal grandfather, Chaudhary Ghulam Fareed, was the Nawab of Karnal. Her father, the late Dr. Abdul Majeed Khan Rao, had a medical practice in Karachi. Her first cousin, General Rao Farman Ali Khan, was a renowned leader within Pakistan Army. Her maternal uncle, Ghulam Rasheed, was first Commissioner of Karachi, while the younger uncle, Professor Dr. Ghulam Bheek, served as the first Secretary Health Government of West Pakistan. The former Defense Minister of Pakistan, Rao Sikander Iqbal, is her first cousin. She hails from a preeminent family in Pakistan, individuals who helped write many of the golden chapters in the foundation of Pakistan.