EDISON, New Jersey, Aug 21 (APP): Hundreds of Pakistani-Americans
gathered in Edison, New Jersey, on Sunday for the Pakistan Independence Day Parade marking 70th anniversary of the establishment of their homeland.
Men, women and children — mostly clad in national dresses — chanted
“Pakistan Zinda Bad” and “Quaid-e-Azam Zinda Bad” slogans.
Senator Frank Pallone and representatives of the State of New Jersey
were a part of the event.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who
was the chief guest at the parade, felicitated the participants on the 70th Independence Day. The envoy said that every Pakistani in the United States is a proud ambassador of Pakistan. He especially lauded Pakistani women who have rendered great service for the promotion and projection of their homeland.
Ambassador Chaudhry also lauded activists Sam Khan, Dr. Zubair and
members of the Board of Trustees of the Parade for their continued contribution in making the New Jersey Parade a success.
Pakistan’s Consul General in New York, Raja Ali Ejaz, called for
maintaining unity and renewing their resolve to work together for the greater progress and prosperity of Pakistan.