Karachi-Born Congressman Joins Pakistan Caucus

Washington, DC: The Pakistani American Liaison Center has welcomed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, to the Congressional Pakistan Caucus. Congressman Van Hollen, who was born in Karachi, Pakistan, joined the Pakistan Caucus on Monday, March 21, 2005.
“Congressman Van Hollen’s joining the Pakistan Caucus is very good news for the Pakistani American community. The community enjoys a special bond with the congressman and hopes to see Chris in a leading role on the Caucus,” said Faiz Rehman, Executive Director of PALC, a Washington-based group working with the Congressional Pakistan Caucus.
Congressional Pakistan Caucus was launched last year in September by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Since then sixty three members of Congress have joined the Caucus. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN) are two co-chairs of the Caucus.
“The establishment of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, which is an official entity of the United States Congress, is an historic event,” Congresswoman Lee said at a recent function. Lee also termed the Caucus as the fastest growing Caucus on the Hill.
Pakistani American Liaison Center is dedicated to educating American public on issues related to Pakistan and Pakistani Americans.


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