PSNT hosted a grand Pakistan day celebration with national fervor and fanfare
By: Raja Zahid A Khanazada
Dallas: Overseas living Pakistanis are always waiting to celebrate their national days and festivals. Pakistani Americans largest organization in Dallas Fort Worth, Pakistan Society of North Texas hosted a grand Pakistan day celebration with national fervor and fanfare.
US congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Pakistan’s Consulate General Aisha Farooqi were the key note speakers at a beautiful gathering. The event was well attended where all seats were taken in a packed hall of a local hotel. Addressing the gathering Congresswoman Johnson said that it is natural that people stay attached to the native country and it is good to see that people are enjoying under one banner with fond memories of their ancestral and native land. She said that it is an honor for her to be included in joyous occasion of Pakistani community. She expressed her gratitude towards leadership of Pakistan Society for inviting her to the occasion. She said that America is a great country because of her diversity. She said that she is pleased to see the vibrant youth of Pakistani American community and their devotion to their seniors in their programs.
Addressing the gathering Pakistan’s Counsel General Aisha Farooqui said that the dream that founder of Pakistan had visualized is still living. She said that we can make those dream true with additional work and through our dedication and love for our country.
Pakistan Society of North Texas newly elected President Abid Malik said that Pakistan Society is the largest representative organization of Pakistanis living in North Texas. He thanked Pakistani community leadership including Amir Makhani, Hafeez Khan, Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, Dr. Amanullah Khan, Ghulam Jangda, Barkat Basaria, Dr. Riaz Ahmad, Amir Ali Rupani, Shah Rukh Siddiqui and others for help in organizing the successful program.
Community and social activists received awards for their dedication toward the cause. A sumptuous dinner was also served followed by a musical evening with artists from Pakistan. Program was conducted by Ghazala Habib and Salman Tabani. Hundreds of Pakistanis participated in the program to express their affection to the land of Pakistan which is still closest to their hearts
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