New York City,
Various Pakistani community organizations in Brooklyn held a grand ceremony to celebrate America’s 245th Independence Day with full zeal and fervor, grand event began with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Later, Naat was offered.
The event was hosted by Mawaz Siddiqui, member of the ICNA welfare organization. Pakistani Consul General in New York Ayesha Ali is the chief guest, Asad Chaudhry from American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), Amin Ghani from American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APPAG), Mian Tahir from Pakistani American Association of New York (PAANY) and a large number of community member, including Col. Retired Maqbool Malik, a well-known social figure of the community, attended the Independence Day celebrations.
On the occasion, Council General Ayesha Ali and Amin Ghani congratulated the participants on the US Independence Day and said that US is home to people of all nations and religions.
Every US citizen has equal rights and has complete freedom to celebrate their culture, there traditions and festivals and that is the real beauty of US. Participants hoisted flags and cut cakes to celebrate Independence Day. Spectacular fireworks were also arranged on the occasion.
Another flag hoisting ceremony was held on US Independence day by the (PAYO) Pakistan American Youth Organization. Ceremony was celebrated outside PAYO office on Coney Island Avenue. The organization also arranges a wonderful barbecue party and cut a cake. There was also a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the event.