Burke – The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam visited the office of Pakistan American Business Association in Burke and appreciated the efforts of PABA in promoting business linkages between Pakistan and the United States.
Chairman PABA, M. Siddique Sheikh, and President Keith Segerson welcomed the distinguished guest and exchanged with him matters relating to improving business environment and promoting cultural diversity in the Commonwealth.
The Lt. Governor said that Virginia’s government was keen to facilitate business growth and development to ensure a level-playing field for all. He also appreciated the role of diverse communities in Virginia, particularly the Pakistani American community for their great economic and cultural contributions.
Mr. Sheikh and Mr. Segerson informed the Lt. Governor that PABA, a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization, was working hard to promote business opportunities between Pakistan and the United States as well as within the Commonwealth.
They also shared with the Lt. Governor various initiatives being taken by PABA to bring together business people of diverse occupations, providing them the opportunities to grow through leadership, education and networking support.
Mr. Sheikh informed the Lt. Governor about the PABA delegation which attended the U.S.-Pakistan business moot in Islamabad in March, inaugurated by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.