A large number of Pakistani Americans joined by their friends held a rally in New York to mark the 70 years of Independence of Pakistan. The event was organized by Syed Hamim and other Pakistani Americans with the help from the staff of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a statement.
The 33rd Pakistan Day Parade at the Madison Avenue on August 6, also featured national songs by popular singers, colorful and thematic floats, and food stalls. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry was the chief guest.
The Ambassador congratulated the organizers and the participants on the 70th year of celebration of Pakistan’s independence and for the beautifully arranged show. He was pleased to recognize the valuable role being played by Pakistani Diaspora as a bridge between Pakistan and the United States.
He expressed his confidence that Pakistani-American youth will contribute to the further deepening of Pak-US friendship in the years ahead.
Pakistani origin officers of New York Police Department (NYPD) joined the Ambassador to cut the Independence Day cake. The event was attended by a large number of people singing and chanting ‘Jeway Jeway Pakistan’ and other national songs. The organizers thanked the Ambassador for joining them in celebrating their national day.
The gathering is considered as one of the largest of Pakistani Americans in United States.