Due to the month of Ramadan all Pakistan Independence Day celebrations have been delayed till the month of September in Northern California. The Sacramento Pakistan Independence Day event will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 6 PM at SHAZ Restaurant, 4333 Airport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821 where Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan will be the chief guest. Pplease contact Aslam Godil (530-263-2478), Naeem Syed (916-370-4460), Shahid Hussain (530-933-8181) and Sohail Shahzad (916-821-4931) for sponsorship/details. Tickets for this combined Eid and Independence Day event are $10.00 and $50.00 (VIP).
The largest area event has once again been arranged by the Pakistan Association of San Francisco Bay Area and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 24th between 11AM to 7 PM in Pleasanton, California at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue in the same city. Please contact Syed Nusrat (510-501-6199), Tariq Choudhry (415-822-6400) or Afzal Chaudhry (310-402-4252) for more information and sponsorship details.
Central Valley Pakistanis had long desired that this annual event should move from San Francisco due to driving and parking difficulties. They now have their wish granted and should make this first time venue really successful.