Ambassador Patterson Confers with Pakistani Americans
By Shaan Lodhie


The Lodhies with Ambassador Patterson and Congresswoman
Jane Harman (D-CA)

Torrance , CA: On March 5, the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson, and Congresswoman Jane Harman from California’s 36th district attended a group discussion with about 20 of Southern California’s most prominent Pakistani-American community leaders.

The gathering was organized by Pervaiz Lodhie, President and Founder of LEDtronics, Inc., and Shoaib Kothawala, President and CEO of International Textile & Apparel, Inc.

Lodhie, who moderated the discussion, hosted the meeting at his business in Torrance, California. After a brief opening statement, the group of Pakistani-Americans went on to discuss bilateral trade, education, and US-Pakistan relations with Ambassador Patterson and Congresswoman Harman.


Ambassador Anne Patterson and Congresswoman Jane Harman with members of the Pakistani-American community

Also in attendance were Congresswoman Harman’s Chief of Staff, John Hess, and Ex-Congressman Jim Moody, along with Salim Adaya, Danish Gajiani, Sattar Abbasi, Aiesha Ghauri, Aitezzaz (Bob) Din, Adnan Khan, Fiza Shah, Shezad Rokerya, Tariq Chaudhary, Arif Mansuri, Ghazala Khan, Salman Naqvi, Yousuf Shaikh, Hasan Shirazi, Salim Iqbal, and Asim Ashray.

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