US town of Herndon declares Pakistan Independence Day August 14  

US town of Herndon declares Pakistan Independence Day August 14  

The city council of Herndon, a town in the US state of Virginia, declared August 14 as Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Naila Alam, a Pakistani-American member of the Herndon City Council, communicated the decision of the seven-member body to Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, during a meeting at the Pakistani Embassy in This.

She also handed the Pakistani envoy a statement signed by Mayor Sheila Olem of Herndon, Virginia.

Naila was the first Pakistani-American twice elected to her own council in Herdon, Virginia.

Ambassador Masood Khan praised Alam for the fruits of his efforts that clearly reflected his deep love for his homeland, saying the move would help strengthen Pak-US ties, according to a press release. from the Embassy of Pakistan. Naila said, “It is an honor for her to be elected twice to serve the people of her town, which has a population of about 25,000.”

She said she is committed to making efforts to bring the people of the two countries closer together.

The statement read: “The City of Herndon is very proud to be home to many Pakistani Americans, and on this occasion, our community celebrates their hopes, dreams, and important contributions. Pakistani Americans in every aspect of our society.

“Therefore, the Mayor of the City of Herndon, Virginia is pleased to announce the August 14th Pakistan Independence Day in the City of Herndon, commemorating the 76th anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day and encouraging our residents to learn more about the history and Pakistan’s culture ~ honors their contributions to the Herndon community.

Ambassador Masood Khan wishes Naila further success in her political career and in her social and humanitarian endeavors.—APP 

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