New York: The American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) organized multiple community development programs in the year 2022 from the provision of better education to healthcare, from uplifting community members in the United States to conducting relief and rehabilitation activities in flood-hit Pakistan.
The APAG’s community development initiatives include food drives, scholarship programs, parades, and flood relief and rehabilitation activities for Pakistan.
APAG hosted the first-ever Pakistani flag hoisting ceremony at Bowling Green Park, Manhattan in August.
The event was attended by Mayor Eric Adams, Consul General of Pakistan in New York Ayesha Ali, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Manuel Castro, and other officials.
NYC’s 38th annual Pakistan Day Parade was also held in August.
APAG also collaborated with New York Police Department (NYPD’s) Muslim Officers Society (MOS) to help flood victims in Pakistan.
The organization also introduced a first-of-its-kind scholarship, the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Scholarship, to guide and support Pakistani-American students.
In November, APAG along with the Consulate General of Pakistan in New York organized the Kashmir Black Day event, in which the participants censured Indian troops’ atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris and the human rights violations being committed in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).
At the end of last year, APAG’s care group organized an annual holiday ‘Toy drive’ in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrants.
In this drive, toys were distributed to newly arrived immigrant children at the Red Cross Navigation Center.