New York: Pakistan’s consulate in New York, USA held a grand ceremony in recognition of the services of the Pakistani American community members, and various organizations, engaged in welfare activities for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims of Pakistan.
A minute’s silence was observed in memory of those who lost their lives in the ruthless floods caused by climate change, and to express sympathy, and solidarity with their family and relatives.
The event held at the Pakistani Consulate in New York started with the recitation of a few verses of the holy Quran.
The host of the event and Consul General Ayesha Ali, while addressing the guests, appreciated the ongoing activities of the Pakistani American community and their various organizations for the flood victims.
She said that wherever Pakistanis live in the world, they never forget their countrymen in difficult times.
Officials of the Pakistani American community, social and business figures, and heads of various organizations, members and volunteers participated in the ceremony.
Speaking on this occasion, Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs Dilip Chauhan and Senior Advisor Ahsan Chughtai from the Mayor’s Office of New York City said that the difficulties and sufferings of the Pakistani flood victims cannot be estimated, but our even a little help can make their lives less difficult.
On this occasion, Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, President of Muslim Officers Society of New York Police, addressed the participants and informed them about the ongoing activities of his organization for the flood victims.
He said that this is the time to just step forward and help the flood victims.
Addressing the event, various personalities of the community reiterated their commitment to help their countrymen and brothers. He said that he will not give up the relief activities until the complete rehabilitation of the flood victims.
The attendees reiterated their determination that they will continue to work until the lives and conditions of their Pakistani brothers and sisters suffered by floods return to normalcy.