The Pakistani American Liaison Center welcomes Congressman
Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, to the Congressional
Pakistan Caucus. Congressman Van Hollen, who was born in
Karachi, Pakistan, joined the Pakistan Caucus today (Monday,
March 21, 2005).
“Congressman Van Hollen’s joining the Pakistan Caucus is very good
news for the Pakistani American community. The community enjoys a special bond
with the congressman and hopes to see Chris in a leading role on the Caucus,” said
Faiz Rehman, Executive Director of PALC, a Washington-based group working with
the Congressional Pakistan Caucus.
Congressional Pakistan Caucus was launched last year in September by
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Since
then sixty three members of Congress have joined the Caucus.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN)
are two co-chairs of the Caucus.
establishment of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, which
is an official entity of the United States Congress, is
an historic event," Congresswoman Lee said at a recent
function. Lee also termed the Caucus as the fastest growing
Caucus on the Hill.
American Liaison Center is dedicated to educating American
public on issues related to Pakistan and Pakistani Americans.