Executive Director Fauzia Tariq, along with Board of
Director members Mossadaq Chughtai, Pervaiz Lodhie and
Rafiq Rahman and Regional Director Dr. Aquil ur Rehman
met with the Honorable Ambassador Durrani of the Embassy
of Pakistan on the morning of July 5th. The meeting was
held to brief the Ambassador on PAL-C and the Pakistani
American community. Also present was the Head of Chancery,
Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri. The briefing promised to be
the base of a renewed relationship between the Pakistani
American community and the Embassy of Pakistan.
briefing focused on a wide array of topics ranging from
a candid critique of the historical relationship between
Pakistan and the United States, an introduction to the
Pakistani diaspora in the States, and PAL-C. The Board
emphasized the importance of PAL-C’s role as the
only Pakistani organization with a day-to-day presence
on Capitol Hill and as a liaison between the Pakistani
American community and the American political system.
the briefing was a round table discussion during which
Ambassador Durrani praised PAL-C and its mission to educate
the Pakistani American community to become more active
in American politics. According to Executive Director Fauzia
Tariq, “The briefing to the new Ambassador was very
productive and well-received”. The conclusion yielded
many insights on how PAL-C and the Embassy can work together
to better represent Pakistan in the United States.
Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) is the only professional
Pakistani-American advocacy organization that is located on
Capitol Hill. It launched the Congressional Pakistan Caucus
in May 2004 and works to raise awareness about Pakistani-American
interests in Washington policy circles. Our activities include
managing the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, liaisoning Pakistani
officials and the community with Members of Congress, and mobilizing
all Pakistani-Americans at the grassroots level. If you wish
to learn more about PAL-C, please visit our website www.pal-c.org or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About PAL-C The
Pakistani-American Leadership Center seeks to serve
the interests of the Pakistani American community
in the United States, to promote a positive image
of Pakistan and Pakistani-Americans, and to increase
their effective participation in America's political
and public policy arenas.