New PAL-C Executive Director Takes over

Washington, DC: Mr. and Mrs. Mossadaq Chughtai hosted a dinner on behalf of PAL-C at their residence recently to celebrate the accomplishments of PAL-C in the past year. An award of appreciation was also presented to Aisha Chapra, outgoing Executive Director of PAL-C, who left after her yearlong tenure to pursue studies at the University of Toronto.
According to a press release, the PAL-C Board members expressed their appreciation for Aisha Chapra’s dedication and services to PAL-C and wished her well for the future.
Mossadaq Chughtai spoke of the challenges confronting the organization and also enumerated its unique accomplishments. He briefly touched on the issues confronting the Pakistani-American community and concluded his speech with the remark, “We must all come together to make a difference and move forward”.
The Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Muhammad Aslam Khan, spoke briefly about the strength of the Pakistani-American community and lauded the efforts of PAL-C in educating members of Congress on Pakistan and Pakistani-American-specific issues.
Mossadaq Chughtai, on behalf of the PAL-C Board, welcomed Fauzia Tariq who is a graduate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to be the next Executive Director. Miss Tariq is “extremely excited about PAL-C’s potential and the prospect of working to build a stronger and more politically educated and active Pakistani-American community,” he said.
Fauzia Tariq has been the Executive Director of Rising Leaders and has worked closely with PAL-C on a number of projects. She is an outstanding member of the community and will be a valuable addition to PAL-C.
The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) is the only organization that works on Capitol Hill for Pakistani Americans. It serves a dual purpose in educating both Members of Congress about important issues related to Pakistan and Pakistani Americans and the Pakistani-American community about what activity is taking place on the Hill that is relevant to the community. Please learn more about PAL-C at



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