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Ambassador Patterson Confers
with Pakistani Americans

Pakistan Link | March 12, 2010

By Shaan Lodhie

Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie with U.S. Amb. Patterson and Rep. Jane Harman
The Lodhies with Amb. Patterson and Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA)

Torrance, CA: On March 5, the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, and Congresswoman Jane Harman from California’s 36th district attended a group discussion with about 20 of Southern California’s most prominent Pakistani-American community leaders.

The gathering was organized by Pervaiz Lodhie, President and Founder of LEDtronics, Inc., and Shoaib Kothawala, President and CEO of International Textile & Apparel, Inc. Lodhie, who moderated the discussion, hosted the meeting at his business in Torrance, California. After a brief opening statement, the group of Pakistani- Americans went on to discuss bilateral trade, education, and US-Pakistan relations with Ambassador Patterson and Congresswoman Harman.

Also in attendance were Congresswoman Harman’s Chief of Staff, John Hess, and Ex-Congressman Jim Moody, along with Salim Adaya, Danish Gajiani, Sattar Abbasi, Aiesha Ghauri, Aitezzaz (Bob) Din, Adnan Khan, Fiza Shah, Shezad Rokerya, Tariq Chaudhary, Arif Mansuri, Ghazala Khan, Salman Naqvi, Yousuf Shaikh, Hasan Shirazi, Salim Iqbal, and Asim Ashray.



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