DALLAS: Well-known businessman, and senior member of PSNT Board of Trustees Amir Ali Rupani, and his family hosted a grand Iftar Dinner at a local hotel in Dallas that was graced by the entire Dallas administration besides a large number of people representing the Muslim community, with their presence.
Mayor of the City of the Dallas Eric Johnson, Congresswoman Addie Narnez Johnson, Deputy Mayor of the City of Dallas Omar Narvaez, and elected representatives of the City of Dallas, judges and commissioners also participated in the ceremony.
The entire administration of the City of Dallas attended the Iftar to show solidarity with the Muslims.
The ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran.
On this occasion, Imam Omer Sulaiman highlighted the blessings and importance of Ramadan, while Azhar Aziz emphasized the need for religious harmony and informed the audience about the key purposes of Ramadan in Islam.
The Mayor of the City of Dalles, Eric Johnson, said in his address that the city of Dallas has returned to its full potential since Covid-19. Meanwhile, the contribution of the Muslims of Dallas is unforgettable.
He said that he is very happy to participate in this Iftar along with his team. He added that such ceremonies not only increase religious harmony but also help in knowing each other’s culture.
He said he is grateful to Amir Ali Rupani and his wife Parveen Rupani for the successful organization of this event and at the same time assured that the he will continue to participate in Iftar with Muslims in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Mayor Dallas Omar Narvaez said that Pakistani Americans living in Dallas have played an important role in the development of the city.
Asian Trade District Harry Hines is not only a major commercial center of the city but the tax revenue collected here is equal to North Park Mall, the poshest mall in Dallas and for this he would be grateful to the Pakistani and Muslim community.
In addition, in this event, the Imam of the centeral mosque of the Dallas, the well-known Islamic scholar Imam Omar Sulaiman, Islamic Society of North America Azhar Aziz, The Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, The Dallas County Judge Tara Khan, The Dallas County Commissioner District 1 Theresa Daniel, The Dallas County Judges, District Judges including County Commissioner District 2 Andy Summerman, The Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano attended.
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored for introducing the first Ramadan resolution Pakistan Society of North Texas Chairman Board of Trustees Dr. Riaz Haider, Member Abid Malik, Barkat Basria, President PSNT Salman Tabani, Vice President Ghalib Hussain, General Secretary Abid Baig, Joint Secretary Nazia Khan, PakPAC President Dr. Rao.
A large number of political and social personalities of the city including Kamran Ali, Nadeem Akhtar, chairman of APPAC Dallas Chapter, Aslam Rahi attended.