PAKPAC Condemns Dr. Amna Buttar Incident

The Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee (PAKPAC) has condemned “in the strongest terms” a recent incident when a Pakistani American Community member was hurt by the inappropriate conduct of the Police in Pakistan. A statement issued by the organization states:
“PAKPAC strongly feels that a community member Dr. Amna Buttar was exercising her civic right to protest against the recent administrative actions of the Government of Pakistan. We feel that this incident of physical harassment was wrong and inappropriate.
“PAKPAC strongly urges the authorities to take full action to bring the perpetrators within the authorities of this action to justice. Anyone involved directly or indirectly, no matter at what level in the police authority they are in need to be dealt with in the strongest possible way.
“The Pakistani American community remains united on the issue of due process and respect of basic civic rights of people both in Pakistan and the United States.”
“The Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee (PAKPAC) is a nationwide, membership-based, non-profit lobbying organization registered with the United States Federal Government. PAKPAC’s mission includes advancement and strengthening of US-Pakistan relations. It is organized to be a unified voice on issues and concerns common to the Pakistani-American community. PAKPAC’s focus includes an active environment to foster greater political and civic engagement amongst the Pakistani-Americans. PAKPAC is also focused on collaborating with other regional and national Pakistani-American organizations to ensue increased efficacy and reduced duplication of the stated goals. PAKPAC along with our affiliates is working to serve as a watchdog for inaccuracies and bias in media coverage about Pakistan and Pakistani Americans. We are also involved in educating media groups, journalists, politicians, academicians and members of think tanks about views of concern and importance to the Pakistani-American community.”

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