FOP Community Center to Open Soon, Sarfaraz Khan



Pictures taken at the FOP meetings in Bay Area and Lakewood held on December 26 and 27 respectively

The Pakistani-American community will have its own community center very soon; according to Mr. Sarfaraz Khan, President of Friends of Pakistan, USA. He was addressing his newly elected Board of Trustees and Board of Directors meeting at the Shahnawaz Restaurant Banquet Hall on December 27, 2006.
Mr Khan emphasized that there was a pressing need for a community center in the greater Los Angeles area where thousands of Pakistani Americans are living. “The community is growing rapidly in southern California and we don’t have any centralized place where we can gather for social activities,” he observed. He stated that other ethnic communities already have their own centers and are thus serving their members better.
The proposed center will be the first-ever Pakistani American community center in the United States and will be self-sufficient. Mr Sarfaraz Khan also promised to provide “services to everybody.” A medical clinic will also be a part of this community center, he informed the gathering..
The FOP President also congratulated and thanked all members of the organization who had participated and organized two successful “Rising Leaders” events on December 1 and December 2 in the Bay Area and Los Angles area respectively.
FOP’s Board of Directors also discussed a number of items including measures to raise the membership of the organization. It was also decided to take up the case of a Pakistani student, sentenced for life in 1999, with the US State Department, Government of Pakistan, and local and state officials, including the governor of California.

 

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