Consulate General of Pakistan Celebrates Pakistan Day in Los Angeles
Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles celebrated Pakistan Day in a befitting manner. In the morning, a simple, but dignified flag-hoisting ceremony was hosted by Mr Abdul Jabbar Memon, Consul General of Pakistan, at his residence. In his remarks on the occasion, the Consul General stressed the importance of the day and recalled the sacrifices made by our forefathers during the struggle for the independence of Pakistan. He said that we need to reignite the spirit of our forefathers and work for the betterment of Pakistan. Following the brief ceremony, guests were served a traditional Pakistani breakfast.
In the evening, a huge reception was organized by the Consul General at his residence. More than fifteen Consuls General, several representatives of the US Government and around 250 distinguished Pakistani-Americans and Pakistanis from Los Angeles graced the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Consul General Memon commended the Pakistani-Americans in California for their hard work and contributions. He disclosed that in recognition of their valuable services the State Senate of Californian had passed a resolution declaring March 23, 2016 as Pakistani-American Day.
Following the Consul General’s address, Paul Koretz, Councilman from 5th Council District of the city of Los Angeles, and Lordes Saab, Deputy Chief of Protocol of Los Angeles County, presented certificates of honor to the Consul General. Text of the Resolution passed by the California State Senate was also read out to the audience.
A musical performance by famous singer Rizwan Wali Muhammad, son of the legendary Habib Wali Mohammad, enlivened the proceedings. In recognition of his musical talent, the Consul General presented Rizwan Wali Muhammad with a certificate of recognition from the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles.