Borough President Diaz Hosts Pakistani Independence Day Celebration

Published on August 16, 2018, 5:05 pm
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On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with the Bronx Community Council, a Pakistani advocacy organization, and the acting Consul General of Pakistan, Naeem Cheema, to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.

The gathering, observed each year on August 14 and is a national holiday in Pakistan, was held at The Bronx County Building, commemorating the country’s declaration of independence from the British Raj, in 1947.

“Our country is great because of our diversity and there is no better example of that than here in The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “We pride ourselves on the fact that our borough welcomes people from all corners of the world, and our growing Pakistani community not only adds a different flavor to The Bronx, but also makes our great borough a better place to live and work in. I want to thank Shabbir Gul, founder of the Bronx Community Council, whose organization does so much for Pakistanis and Muslims around The Bronx, as well as acting Consul General Naeem Cheema, for helping build bridges between our communities.”


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