Chicago’s Pakistani Cabbie Dreams for Peace
Hajee Hanif drives a cab now, but there’s more to his story than meets the eye. Hajee Hanif, 62, left India for Pakistan at the age of four. And when Evanston residents and students hail a 303 Taxi, they just might find Hanif sitting in the driver’s seat. The Chicagoan breaking his Ramadan fast with a hot chocolate in the front of his cyan and white cab has dreams of establishing a model university in Pakistan and working for peace one issue at a time through his Web log. ‘He is a man of hopes and beliefs,’ Ray Olayan, Hanif’s mechanic and acquaintance of about five years.